GREEN BROOK, NJ – Amidst a full courtroom and with a new colleague on the dais, longtime Green Brook Committeeman Jerry Searfross was selected unanimously by his peers to serve as Mayor of the Somerset County community. Searfoss is replacing Mayor Patrick Boccio, who continue to serve as a committeeman.
Recently reelected Councilwoman Nancy Stoll was elected Deputy Mayor, also unanimously.
“I want to thank the people of Green Brook for their support, and my wife Kate and the boys for letting me leave the house to serve on the Committee,” Searfoss said. “I plan to continue our work to move the town in the right direction for the benefit of the people of Green Brook.”
The meeting started with local Boy Scouts presenting the colors, and giving the audience a short history of the American Flag dating back to the earliest European explorers and through the addition of stars for the statehood of Alaska and Hawaii.
Freeholder Patricia Walsh, who served a number of terms as Green Brook Mayor, then swore in incumbent Stoll and newcomer Jim Buck to their seats. Stoll was joined by her husband and three children, and Buck had his daughter holding the Bible for his oath.
Walsh also swore in Searfoss and Stoll to their new positions as mayor and deputy mayor.
In addition to Township elected and appointed officials, new police Chief G. Christopher Kurz and EMS Chief Darlene Breen with a significant cadre of Fire-EMS volunteers.