MILLBURN, NJ – At the annual Millburn Township Committee re-organization meeting on Jan. 2, two township committee members slotted into new leadership positions, and a third was sworn into office to begin her term.
At the meeting, Diane Thall-Eglow was sworn in as mayor. Thall-Eglow was sworn in at the position, replacing Millburn’s previous Mayor Cheryl Burstein. In addition, Jackie Lieberberg was installed as deputy mayor. Lieberberg took over for Jodi Rosenberg, who lost last November’s municipal election to Tara Prupis.
Prupis was sworn in at the beginning of the meeting to begin her three-year term on the committee.
In a roll-call vote, Thall-Eglow was elected as mayor by a three to two margin. Thall-Eglow, Lieberberg and Prupis all voted yes, with Burstein and Levy voting no. For her first order of business, Thall-Elgow called for the nomination of a deputy mayor, which Lieberberg was nominated for. In a unanimous vote, Lieberberg was selected.
In a short speech at the reorganization meeting, mayor Thall-Eglow expressed her gratitude for being selected as mayor.
“I want to thank my fellow township committee members for selecting me to be the mayor for 2019,” Thall-Eglow said. “Let’s all work together to ensure our community will be guided by principles of transparency and respect.
Thall-Eglow added, “I look forward to a productive year where we will work together to achieve common goals and objectives.”
In her remarks, Thall-Eglow also noted that while Millburn and Short Hills residents come from many different ethnic and religious backgrounds and viewpoints, but all residents can come together to participate fully in the township as a community.
In the speech Mayor Thall-Eglow announced the formation of a traffic and safety committee that will include in her words, “stakeholders from the community” who will come together and discuss the issue.