Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark Sworn In For Third Term

Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark is sworn in for his third term by Congressman Bill Pascrell. Credits: Christa Limone
Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark addresses the crowd following being sworn in for his third term. Credits: Christa Limone

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Mayor Keith Kazmark was sworn in for his third term on Jan. 1 by Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-9) in front of a standing room only crowd full of family, friends, colleagues and dignitaries.

“To be a great public servant, you have to be accessible and you have to be responsive, and Keith is both,” said Mikie Sherrill, who is running for Congress in District 11. She detailed her local campaign walks with the mayor, noting how intricately he knew the residents of each home that was visited. And she watched as he fielded a resident request and handled it right on the road as they walked.

Following an introduction by Pascrell and his official induction, Kazmark said that there is no greater honor both professionally and personally than serving as mayor.

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“Being able to help people in our community each and every day makes the hustle and bustle worth it,” he said. “You get to affect everyday lives of people and hopefully improve the quality of life for all the residents here in town in the process.”

Although the job is not always easy and there are times where you have to take an unpopular position, he said that what he has learned over the last six years is that you represent everyone, whether they supported you on the ballot or not.

“2018 is filled with new beginnings and new opportunities, and we will continue to get things done,” Kazmark said. 

“More than a campaign slogan, it has become our culture here in Woodland Park. And its become our team’s mantra,” he continued, before recognizing the council, department heads and borough employees.

He issued a challenge to everyone in the borough to step up and get involved in town such as helping to teach a child to read, touching a young athlete’s life through youth coaching, or saving a life by getting involved as a volunteer first responder. 

Noting the accomplishments of 2017, Kazmark detailed work to be done, such as the forthcoming revision of the borough's open space plan and updating the entire municipal code book.


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