MIDDLETOWN, NJ - It was a packed house at the Town Hall Main Meeting Room of the Township of Middletown this past Sunday. Middletown's Finest bordered the room as a large part of the community, and local, county and state government officials were gathered for the January 5th, 2020 Annual Reorganization Meeting.

The meeting began at 10am sharp. Committeeman Fiore, Committeeman Hibell, Committeeman Perry, Committeeman Settembrino and Committeewoman Snell were all in attendance. 

The first order of official business was the swearing in of recently re-elected Committee members Rick Hibell and Kevin Settembrino. Both were gathered with their families as they took their oath of office. 

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After the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation, there was a moment of silence to honor the troops. Then began elections and oaths of office.

VIDEO: Committeeman Tony Perry was unanimously voted in as mayor of Middletown for the second year in a row, and was sworn in as Mayor by Freeholder Director Tom Arnone. You can watch this video and listen to Mayor Tony Perry's recap of 2019 and acceptance speech for the Mayoral position of 2020. 

VIDEO: Committeeman Tony Fiore was sworn in as Deputy Mayor by Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger.  Here you can watch and listen to Deputy Mayor Tony Fiore's comments: 

Mayor Perry then issued the Oath of Office to the 2020 Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services Chiefs. Congratulations to Fire Chief Russell W. Mount III, Deputy Chief John Friedmann, First Assistant Chief Bernard F. Chenoweth, Second Assistant Chief John Waltz, Jr. and Third Assistant Chief William Kane Jr.  Also congratulatory wishes were extended to EMS Chief Jim Kelly and Assistant Chief Floyd Goldstein. 

Many volunteers were also in attendance to accept Oaths of Office to serve on Township boards, committees and commissions. Each group focuses on different aspects of the community and works to enhance Middletown’s quality of life. We are grateful for everything they do!

The Middletown community has no shortage of volunteers and those devoted to public service. The Annual Reorganization is a time for public service leaders to be sworn in, and be acknowledged for their dedication to the community. On January 5th, the Town Hall Main Meeting Room of the Township of Middletown was full of the individuals who are public servants to the town every day. It was a day to support and applaud them and the community showed up Middletown Strong! Click here for the Middletown Township Official Website.