December 19, 2014

Dear Friends,

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Please take the time to enjoy the holiday with your family and spread joy and good will to your neighbors and friends. 

I ask that if you have not done so already, shop locally during the last few days leading up to Christmas.  Ocean City businesses are open and the City is decorated to enhance your holiday shopping experience.  Remember to visit our local restaurants during the holidays, and if you are visiting family out of town, take with you some of their favorite Ocean City treats. 

First Night is also just around the corner and buttons are going fast.  Make sure you buy your family’s buttons soon, as we have a great night of entertainment planned.  

Best wishes to you and your family this holiday season. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas,

Warm regards,
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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2014 City Budget-Mayor Budget

November 2, 2012 - Hurricane Sandy READ ONLINE
 October 22, 2012 - Master Plan READ ONLINE

October 22, 2012 - Letter from Mayor Gillian to Merion Park Residents -
View the Letter HERE