To the Editor:

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the voters of Essex County for reelecting me to serve as your At-Large Freeholder. The privilege of serving in public office is one of the highest honors in our nation, and I am both humbled and honored to have earned your trust during my time on the Board.

Without question, 2020 has been an extremely challenging year nationally - and specifically for Essex County. We are still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic which has yielded over 30,000 positive cases in Essex County alone, and taken the lives of 1,942 Essex County residents. I offer my heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives, and I pledge that as President of the Freeholder Board, I will work tirelessly to ensure that our County Government agencies continue
providing services such as food distribution, free and easily available COVID-19 testing sites, rental assistance programs, and other forms of relief to our residents in need.

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As we move forward into 2021, I wish good health and prosperity to all, and I will do all I can to serve the public while working towards a brighter future for Essex County.

Thank you for your continued support.


Brendan W. Gill
President of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Brendan W. Gill is a lifelong resident of Montclair where he resides with his wife and two children, and is the President of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders (Board of County Commissioners as of January 2021). The Board is the legislative body of Essex County government and is charged with matters of oversight regarding the budget, shared services, and other affairs under the county’s auspices.