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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

Montclair Mourns Loss of Local Hero Yogi Berra PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Yogi Berra 1956Montclair mourns the loss of hometown hero, Yankee legend Yogi Berra, who passed away late last night at the age of 90. Yogi and wife Carmen resided in Montclair for nearly 40 years.

“I am dee‎ply saddened by the loss of Mr. Berra and my heartfelt condolences go out to his wonderful family,” said Mayor Robert Jackson.

Considered one of baseball’s greatest players of all time, Mr. Berra was also known for colorful “Yogi-isms” such as “It’s déjà vu all over again” and “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.”

“When you get to a fork in the road take it,” was how Mr. Berra told his friend Joe Garagiola to get to the Yankee legend’s home in Montclair.

The fork is located at the corner of Edgewood Road and Edgewood Terrace has been memorialized to honor the Township’s famous one-time resident with the alternate name of Yogi Berra Way.

Montclair passed an ordinance in November of 2012 to add Berra’s name to Edgewood Terrace as a tribute to the local hero. The Yogi Berra Way street sign was officially unveiled at a commemorative ceremony in January, 2013.

“War hero, legend, gentleman, and patriarch apply but are woefully inadequate," said Mayor Jackson. "We love you Mr. Berra. Rest in peace.”

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons, Baseball Digest, front cover, September 1956 issue.

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.