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Montclair Township

Mayor Robert D. Jackson

Mayor Robert Jackson Montclair Township Municipal Building
205 Claremont Avenue
Second Floor
Montclair, NJ 07042
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Boards, Commissions, Committees: Board of School Estimate

Education: AB Princeton University, MBA Harvard University

Community involvement:
Montclair Public Library Trustee
Montclair Kimberly Academy Board Member
NJ Council on Affordable Housing Board Member
St. Paul Baptist Church Trustee
Montclair United Soccer Team Manager

Robert Jackson takes oath of office

Mayor Robert D. Jackson -- Statement on the Montclair Public Schools PDF Print E-mail

Mayor Robert D. JacksonWednesday, February 25, 2015

I know that Montclair residents are concerned about the looming budget deficit and leadership changes in our public schools.

First, I want to thank Dr. MacCormack for her service to our community and wish her success in a new career opportunity.
Second, I acknowledge that the prospect of property tax increases and program cuts is anxiety-worthy indeed.

That being said, I want you to know that the Board of School Estimate, in conjunction with the Board of Education, is committed to an open, exhaustive, and dispassionate budget process, as we work together toward a palatable course of action. I also want to affirm that staff, parents, and students are indispensable partners in this endeavor.

There is no panacea. Tough choices and sacrifice will be the order of the day.

Nonetheless, I am confident that if we summon our intellect, person-to-person respect, and fundamental love for our Township, we can see our way through.

I have an abiding faith in the people and the promise of Montclair.

Let’s get to work!

Montclair Names New Acting Township Manager PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tim Stafford Montclair's New Acting Township ManagerStafford Brings Extensive Experience Managing Municipalities, Budgets & Employees

(Montclair, NJ) – Citing his extensive professional and personal experience, Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson today announced that Tim Stafford would serve as the new Acting Montclair Township Manager. Stafford comes to Montclair with extensive legal experience and previously served as Borough Manager in Fair Lawn and Borough Administrator in Rutherford.

“Tim Stafford has strong qualifications and brings extensive experience managing municipalities to the position,” said Jackson. “He is the ideal person to help us continue improving our fiscal outlook, enacting our expanded communications efforts and enhancing the way we deliver services to our residents.”

Mayor Jackson Announces BOE Appointments PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jessica De KoninckMayor Robert Jackson announced his appointments to the Montclair Board of Education earlier today:

The mayor appointed former township councilor and NJ Department of Legislative Services Director Jessica De Koninck to serve on the Board. Ms. De Koninck, a long-time Montclair resident, was also counsel for the Maplewood South Orange schools.

Statement on the Passing of Chief Edward A. Giblin PDF Print E-mail

Police Chief Edward A. GiblinWednesday, November 6, 2013

On behalf of the people of Montclair, the Township Council wishes to express its sadness at the passing of Montclair Police Chief Edward A. Giblin. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and countless friends.

The consummate “Montclair Boy”, the Chief served his beloved hometown for forty-one years in the Montclair Police Department, rising to be one of its legendary leaders.

While we mourn, we cannot help but marvel at and take comfort in the storybook life that the Chief led: married to his sweetheart Joan Audrey for sixty years, large loving family, honored veteran, leader of his home church (Immaculate Conception), lifetime commitment to public service, and universal respect as a man and a gentleman in his hometown and, in fact, wherever he travelled.

Montclair will not likely see a man like the Chief again. We thank God that it was our privilege to know, honor, and love him for so many years.

Township Mourns Senator Lautenberg PDF Print E-mail

Senator Frank LautenbergThe Montclair Mayor and Town Council deeply mourn the passing of our former resident Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

He lived in Montclair for many years and raised his family here. Many of us, including myself as Mayor in 1988 and former Mayor Russo in 2000, remember working with the Senator on many local environmental and transportation issues, including the Montclair radon removal project.

The Township Council extends our deepest sympathy to Senator Lautenberg's family and staff, many of whom reside in Montclair. We will be forever grateful for the Senator's hard work on behalf of our residents over the more than 30 years he has been in public service.

Mayor Robert Jackson
Township of Montclair

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