August 4, 2020
Dear Friends,
It looks as if Tropical Storm Isaias has passed, and Ocean City was fortunate to have escaped most flooding and heavy rainfall.
But winds that gusted as high as 72 mph have left a lot of damage. Please use absolute caution on the streets, as downed wires may still be live. Do not walk or drive past the cones marking these hazards. Use caution when driving, as our Public Works crews are still working to clear trees, limbs and other obstructions.
We are working closely with Atlantic City Electric to make sure all downed lines are safe and to restore power to about 2,000 homes and businesses in town. Utility company officials have told us that storm damage region-wide is comparable to what we experienced after Superstorm Sandy.
We are working with Atlantic City Electric and the Governor’s Office to make sure Ocean City and its large summer population are a priority as the restoration effort begins. If you need electricity for medical reasons, please plan to make alternative arrangements. Updates will be available on the Atlantic City Electric Outage Map.
Surf conditions remain extremely rough, so stay out of the ocean today, and be sure to follow all Ocean City Beach Patrol guidance tomorrow.
Thank you for your patience and stay safe.
Warm regards,
Jay A. Gillian

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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.

Mayor Jay GillianOur 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

Phone: 609-525-9333