WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield held its annual organization meeting Friday night, Jan. 2. Municipal Judge Brenda Coppola Cuba, who has served in Westfield for 12 years, was sworn in again by Judge Douglas Faciale, council appointments and mayoral appointments were made and Mayor Andy Skibitsky gave his 10th annual state of the town address.

While in last year’s address the mayor described the town as “strong,” this year, he said, the town is “very strong,” emerging from the recession in a very good position, with a Standard & Poor’s rating of AAA. The town has also been fortunate enough to have won several awards in recent history, he noted, including being ranked 30th safest city in America by Neighborhood Scout and third-best city in New Jersey by Movoto.

Skibitsky thanked all of the council members, their families, those who serve on boards, department heads and all of the residents and business people in Westfield who make the town what it is.

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“We have so much to be grateful for,” Skibitsky said.

Senator Tom Kean, Assemblyman Jon Bramnick and Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz were in attendance that night, and Skibitsky thanked them for “being there for Westfield.” The mayor said that all three were very instrumental in making one-seat rides on the Raritan Valley line possible.

The invocation that evening was given by Father Frank Fano of St. Helen’s Church.

To see the full list of appointments made during the meeting, click here.