August 22, 2014


Dear Friends,

Earlier this week we received confirmation that the long awaited beach replenishment project for the south end of Ocean City is currently out to bid by the US Army Corps of Engineers. 

We received more great news this week that Ocean City is ranked second in the Country in projected median income growth for the years 2013 through 2017 according to a recent report written for the US Conferences of Mayor’s.  This report comes following other recent positive financial news for Ocean City including our Standard & Poor’s rating, clean audit and bond sale interest rates. 

This information is great for our community, our local businesses, our residents and our investors.  In the report, Ocean City is ranked well above the median and other South Jersey areas.  We feel the positive findings in this report will reinforce our efforts to attract families to Ocean City and attract small business to relocate and invest in Ocean City. 

I would also like to share with you, that thanks to the help of the Chamber of Commerce, the Ocean City Downtown is a finalist in the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association People's Choice competition for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey.  Beginning today, the public will have the opportunity to vote for the Ocean City Downtown.  Voting will close on September 26, 2014, and the three area winners will be announced early in October. I believe our downtown is the best in New Jersey, and I ask everyone to visit the voting website and vote to support our downtown.  The voting website is:

Thank you for your help and continued support or our great City. I hope everyone has a great weekend. 

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