November 27, 2013
Earlier this week I welcomed Deputy Consul Zaldy Patron of the Philippine Consulate in New York to my office. Mr. Patron updated us on the devastating effects Typhoon Haiyan has had on his nation. Ocean City has a sister city relationship with San Jose Occidental Mindoro in the Philippines. Fortunately, this city was not severely damaged, but much of the rest of the country was.
The people of the Philippines desperately need assistance and will for quite some time. Our local group OCNJ C.A.R.E. is accepting donations to assist the relief effort. Donations can be mailed to OCNJ C.A.R.E., P.O. Box 807, Ocean City, NJ 08226 or at www.ocnjcare.org. Specify “Philippine Relief” in the memo line of your check. OCNJ C.A.R.E. will direct their donations to relief organizations recommended by the Philippine Consulate General.
I would like to thank our Public Relations Director Mark Soifer for fostering our positive relationship with the Philippines and promoting this relief effort.
A reminder to join us in Downtown Ocean City this Friday for “Christmas in the Downtown – Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue.” Enjoy the start of the holiday season with caroling, free horse and carriage rides, a visit from the Phillie Phanatic and great merchant specials. Santa will arrive on the roof of City Hall at 5 pm when the Fire Department will assist him down to light the City Hall Christmas tree.
I encourage you to support our local merchants Friday and throughout the season.
I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.
Have a great weekend.
Jay A. Gillian
Welcome to The City of Ocean City, New Jersey!
Ocean City is a town rich in history and a deep sense of community. Families have been vacationing in Ocean City for generations and many have made Ocean City their year round home.
Our residents enjoy award winning schools, world-class recreation facilities and outstanding municipal services from all City Departments including Police and Fire. Residents participate in activities for every age and interest including the cultural arts, music and theatre as well as sports and recreation programs available at our many parks, playgrounds and City facilities.
The City also maintains and operates a Municipal Airport, twelve-hole golf course, Aquatic and Fitness Center as well as the famed Ocean City Pops Orchestra.
Ocean City is also host to over 200 family friendly special events held year round. Many of our events are popular family traditions including the Night in Venice Boat Parade in July, our exciting Indian Summer Weekend in October featuring the mile long block party and fireworks, and our family friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration, First Night.
If you are vacationing in Ocean City, I know you’ll enjoy our seven miles of beautiful beaches and exciting boardwalk lined with shops, restaurants and amusements. And be sure to visit our unique and charming downtown shops and restaurants located in the heart of town on Asbury Avenue.
I am truly proud to serve as Mayor for this great community and hope you and your family enjoy your time in America’s Greatest Family Resort.
Jay Gillian, Mayor
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