Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thank You and Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all of the blessings that have been bestowed upon us; it is a time for people to show appreciation for their achievements, for the people in their lives, for good health, and for friends and family. I am especially thankful for my beautiful and loving daughters Shermona and Ayisha, and for my soul mate, my best friend and the most beautiful, loving and wonderful person I have ever met, my wife and the next First Lady of our City, my Amelia, affectionately known as "Mimi."

As a people, we have much to be thankful for. We must be thankful and forever grateful for our men and women in the armed services who protect us abroad and on the homeland. Their dedication to defending and preserving the freedoms we enjoy as a nation deserve our thanks and appreciation. We must also be thankful for the bravest and finest among us, our public safety professionals, who put themselves in harm’s way to protect our city, our homes, and our neighborhoods each and every day.

Finally, I must thank all of the people of Plainfield for the opportunity they have given me and for the confidence placed in me to be the next mayor of our great City. Again, thank you. Plainfield, and Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Photo by Bernice Paglia

Monday, November 11, 2013

Transition Letter and Questionnaire to Key Employees

Last Thursday November 7, 2013, I launched my transition team at a meeting held at Crescent Presbyterian Church. The following day a member of the transition steering committee delivered a letter from me along with a questionnaire to key employees in City Hall, inviting their input into the transition process. As many of you know, I have made it very clear, throughout the course of my campaign for mayor, that I will be practicing a participatory leadership style where the opinions of all members of our city government will be solicited and valued. Therefore, it is in that spirit that I am seeking input from employees at City Hall.

Unfortunately, shortly after my letter and questionnaire were delivered, there was an attempt to misinform and to discourage participation in the process of transition. I am taking this opportunity to post the letter and questionnaire that were delivered to some key employees in City Hall in an attempt to quell the rumors and misinformation.

I invite anyone who has a question to give me a call at (908)380-2241


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