July 1, 2022 


Dear Friends,

I want to congratulate Karen Bergman, Tony Polcini and Pete Madden, who were sworn in today for their new terms on City Council. I also want to congratulate Pete on his election as council president and Karen as vice president. I look forward to working with them and all of council as we move forward to work on behalf of all residents and taxpayers.

Dredging work at the mouth of South Harbor began today and will be complete in time for Night in Venice. Boat traffic will not be obstructed during the dredging, but please use caution in the work areas. More information on this emergent project is available here

New four-way stop signs were implemented this week at the Simpson Avenue intersections at 11th Street and 13th Street. The new patterns will help to slow down traffic on this neighborhood street, and more information is available here

New Jersey American Water field crews this week discovered a failed sewer pipe on Pembroke Lane in Merion Park. A contractor will begin emergency repairs starting on Tuesday. Work is tentatively scheduled to continue Mondays to Thursdays through July 19. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this necessary restoration.

I want to thank the Ocean City Yacht Club, Ocean City Marlin & Tuna Club and all the volunteers who helped with the Fishing for Kids Day last Sunday. The event is organized for the families of children with disabilities. It was heartwarming to see the kids having a great time out on the water, and I’m proud that this is an annual tradition in Ocean City.

The 2022 Ocean City Beach Patrol rookie class has completed training, and they were sworn in during a ceremony on Tuesday. I want to congratulate our new lifeguards and encourage everybody to swim only at protected beaches. For a list of all guarded beaches, visit   

I hope you all have a great holiday weekend. Our list of Fourth of July events is here.


Warm regards,


Jay A. Gillian

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Mayor Jay GillianWelcome 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

Phone: 609-525-9333

Mayor Jay A. Gillian
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