July 2, 2015
Today the NJ Sea Grant Consortium recognized Ocean City as New Jersey’s #1 beach in their annual Top Ten Best Beaches contest. In addition to Best Beach, Ocean City won first place in the categories for Best Destination for Family Vacation, Day Trip and Ecotourism. This is the second year in a row that we have swept first place in all of the categories. All of the communities who were recognized today should be very proud, because the more we work together the more successful we are.
I would like to thank City Council, the Tourism Development Commission, the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce and the City team for working in partnership to promote Ocean City. The results of this contest speak volumes about how people love Ocean City.
On July 16, City Council will be holding a workshop to discuss possible changes to the Historic District Ordinance. The workshop will start at 6:00 PM in City Council Chambers. Representatives from the State of New Jersey Historic Preservation office and the Ocean City Historic Preservation Commission will be present. No formal action will be taken at this meeting, however this is an important meeting for anyone who lives or has interest in the district. The proposed changes to the ordinance can be found HERE
I would like to thank everyone who attended the town hall meeting on bay dredging last Saturday. City Council and I appreciate you taking the time to listen, and for providing great ideas to move forward.
I also thank Councilman Wilson for his service as Council President and congratulate Councilman Hartzell on his appointment July 1 as Council President. I look forward to continued positive working relationship with City Council.
I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe July 4 weekend!
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