Feb. 17, 2017
On Thursday (Feb. 23), I’ll present a draft 2017 municipal budget to City Council at a 7 p.m. public meeting in Council Chambers at City Hall. This is the first step in a budget process that will extend into April. I encourage anybody with an interest to participate in the process. Each meeting along the way will include opportunity for public comment.
I’m happy to report that the full length of the Ocean City Boardwalk is back open. I’d like to thank all the pedestrians, runners and bicyclists who were detoured this winter for their patience. The contractor was able to take advantage of good weather in completing the reconstruction project between Eighth Street and 10th Street. Work continues on parts of the boardwalk near the beach side, on entrances at Eighth Street and Ninth Street, and on new boardwalk pavilions. The entire project remains on schedule to be complete by the end of March.
I’m also excited to announce today that KC and the Sunshine Band will help us kick off the summer season with a concert on Memorial Day Weekend. The legendary band will perform on the Ocean City Music Pier on Sunday, May 28. “Creating instant happiness through music” is how the band has always promoted itself. I hope to see you all up and dancing at the show in May. It’ll be a great start to another great summer here in Ocean City.
Tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 2. They’ll be available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling 609-399-6111, or in-person at the City Hall Welcome Center or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.
Earlier this week, the city team announced that Regis Philbin will host the Mr. Mature America Pageant and serve as the grand marshal in the Doo Dah Parade on April 8. He’ll be a great addition to these two events (tickets will go on sale at a date to be announced in early March). I’m proud that Ocean City can play host to Philbin, and I’d like to thank the Community Services staff, the Chamber of Commerce, the Ocean City Free Public Library, the local merchants’ groups and the entire city team for working so hard to make 2017 a memorable year for all of our residents and guests.
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