by Barbara C. Roos, President/CEO of the Edison Chamber of Commerce
The Edison Chamber of Commerce was honored again this year for being asked to host the Annual State of the Edison Township Address by Mayor Ricigliano. We extend accolades to the co-host Pines Manor for their superb accommodations. Many local companies were sponsors of the event to show their support of our Mayor and her administration. The list of supporters can be viewed on EdisonChamber.com.
When Edison Mayor Ricigliano gave her fourth State of the Edison Township Address last week, she proudly stated some of her goals were met and the others were in progress. The common theme was that Edison needed changes and many of those changes have been done. She said some changes were unpopular but were effective in reaching her goal to make Edison a stronger community.
During her 45 minute talk Mayor Ricigliano covered many topics among which were budget, reduced staff, police and firemen, litigation, renovated police headquarters, Coplogic online police reporting system, disposal of firearms, police presence and a private post office in the north end of town, an hiring previous volunteer firemen. Mayor Ricigliano acknowledged several new Edison companies with new jobs and ratables-IO Data Center, Sundurance Energy, EOS, Colavita USA, Rebounderz, Monster Mini Golf, and Garden State Tennis Center. She boasted about the expansion at JFK Medical Center, Thomas Edison Museum, and the YMCA.
Mayor Ricigliano graciously recognized many individuals in the audience for their unselfish civic contributions during Hurricane Sandy recovery including many of her department heads, Middlesex County College, Raritan Valley Baptist Church, Edison schools and libraries, Lions Club; and the Greenway Trail people for their environmental efforts.
The Edison Chamber of Commerce is proud of its close working relationship with Mayor Ricigliano and her administration. We partners on several occasions –‘Jumpstarting New Jersey’s Economy, New Jersey Comeback, Hurricane Sandy Recovery Business Forum, Economic Development and Public Policy Committee, advocating for Transit Village development, touring the Southern Baptist Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Headquarters and at Edison Family Day.
For event pictures and a listing of upcoming events, go to EdisonChamber.com. Mayor Ricigliano’s entire speech will be appear on Edison TV.
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