ROSELLE, NJ - Several members of the Roselle Borough Council have released a statement regarding the sudden retirement announcement of Mayor Christine Dansereau due to personal health reasons.

“We will certainly miss Mayor Dansereau on the dais and we are proud of the legacy that she leaves behind. Since her first days on Council and throughout her time as Mayor, she has worked tirelessly for all residents of Roselle,” several councilmembers wrote in the prepared statement.

Mayor Dansereau was the first woman to be elected mayor in Roselle after serving as councilwoman, council-at-large and council president. The announcement comes one week after the mayor was unable to attend the June borough council meeting due to health concerns. 

“As we begin to come out of this pandemic, it will be very important that we continue Mayor Dansereau’s work. It has been an honor to serve the Borough alongside her, and we have all learned a great deal from her over the last few years. We are hopeful for Roselle’s future,” the statement continued.