PATERSON, NJ- Throughout his campaign, and in the weeks since assuming office, Mayor Andre Sayegh said often that moving Paterson forward would be a team effort, and that as mayor he’d continue to seek the input of residents and community leaders.

On Tuesday, Sayegh announced that in order to help facilitate dialogue between his administration and the public his administration will host two community forums with members of his cabinet in attendance. 

“Similar to the meetings my transition team hosted, I invite all residents of Paterson to come out and meet my team at one of two locations throughout the city,” noted Sayegh. “I want to share my vision for improving the lives of all Patersonians and hear suggestions on how I can help make your neighborhood a better place to live, work, and raise your children.”

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The forums will be take place as follows:

Wednesday, July 25 --   Great Falls Youth Center, 52 Front Street

Thursday, July 26 --       School 25, 287 Trenton Avenue

Each of the forums will begin at 6:00 and conclude at 7:30 p.m.

Sayegh will be in attendance at both forums along with Business Administrator Vaughn McKoy, Corporation Counsel Khalifah Shabazz, Chief of Staff Kathleen Long, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, Health and Human Services Director Paul Persaud, and Constituent Services Officer Javier Fernandez.

Community Development Director Ruben Gomez and Economic Development Director Mike Powell will be in attendance on Wednesday, and Finance Director Marge Cherone will be in attendance on Thursday only.


This story was updated at 12:49 p.m. to reflect that Mayor Sayegh's administration will host two forums, not three as originally announced.

This story was updated on Monday, July 23 to reflect a new location for Wednesday’s forum.