November 21, 2014
Dear Friends,
I would like to share with all of you some great news that makes me proud to be Mayor of Ocean City.  Earlier this week, in “Best of New Jersey 2014: Summer Getaways,” New Jersey Monthly named Ocean City the Best Beach and Best Boardwalk.  Several Ocean City businesses were also recognized in the “Best Of” categories.  Congratulations to everyone who works hard to make Ocean City great, and a special thank you to our guests and New Jersey Monthly for this recognition. 
I would like to remind everyone that the Ocean City Ecumenical Council is hosting the annual Ocean City Community Thanksgiving worship service on Tuesday, November 25th at 7:00 pm at Coastal Christian Church.  Coastal Christian is located on the corner of 8th and West Avenue and attendees are asked to bring canned food items to support the Ocean City Community Food Cupboard. This event is important to our community and a special service prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday. 
Lastly, I hope you all get out to enjoy “Earlier than the Bird” tomorrow morning and the carriage rides all weekend in the downtown. 
Thank you and have 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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