ROSELLE – Mayor Jamel Holley and the Roselle Borough Council today announced the formation of the Roselle Office of Service and Engagement (R.O.S.E) to promote community service and support volunteer efforts in order to strengthen the community.
The three main objectives are to empower citizens through community engagement, promote municipal beautification projects, and support the Roselle Public Schools. In its first phase, the mayor said, R.O.S.E will focus on expanding services such as tutoring, safety workshops, and support networks for military families.
The office will connect individuals and nonprofit organizations and encourage volunteer projects for the betterment of the Borough.
“R.O.S.E will provide our citizens and participating non-profit organizations with a platform to give back to the community,” Holley said. “Volunteerism in communities has been a powerful force in supporting local government to improve services to residents, while strengthening overall community involvement.”
In Roselle, where every tax dollar is maximized for the public good, there needs to be a strong volunteer backbone to help fill any gaps and expand services beyond the scope of the municipal budget.
“Volunteerism shines such a positive light on the community; it is what makes Roselle such a great place to live,” Holley said. “There is nothing better than folks coming together to help their neighbors better their lives. That is why we need to expand volunteerism through every facet of our community.”
Holley hopes that R.O.S.E will unite the community and government in an effort to keep crime rates low and further promote community pride in Roselle. “I am confident that R.O.S.E will be a staple in our community for years to come,” he said.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the R.O.S.E. Office, call 1-908-671-1995 or email RoseAdvisoryBoard@gmail.com.