(732) 222-8221

910 Oceanport Way
PO Box 370
Oceanport, NJ 07757

GOVERNING  BODY

MEMBERS

Mayor
12/31/2023
 
Michael O'Brien
Council President
12/31/2021
 
Borough Councilman
12/31/2021
 
Richard A. Gallo
Borough Councilman
12/31/2023
 
Bryan Keeshen
Borough Councilman
12/31/2023

Thomas J. Tvrdik
Borough Councilman
12/31/2022

Meghan Walker
Borough Councilwoman
12/31/2022
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Mayor & Borough Council

Oceanport operates under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The Borough form is often referred to as a “weak mayor-strong council” form. The mayor retains all general law authority, presides over council meetings and can vote in the case of a tie. The mayor appoints, with the advice and consent of council, all subordinate officers of the municipality. The council is the legislative body of the Borough. All executive responsibilities not placed in the office of the Mayor by general law or the Borough law remain with the council.

The Borough Council is comprised of six members, elected by the public in partisan elections for three-year terms of office on a staggered schedule, with two seats coming up for election each year. All members have equal power and may vote on all issues. The Mayor is elected by the public in partisan elections for a four-year term of office.

Mayor's Message

Mayor's Message Apr/May 2021

Spring is upon us and the Borough of Oceanport is once again going to be keeping our public parks and recreation facilities open to the general public. Our baseball fields, softball fields, soccer fields, Tennis courts, basketball courts, river access points and playgrounds remain open to all and we encourage our residents to enjoy these wonderful amenities. Monmouth Park Race Track will be re-opening soon and the Borough’s Governing Body has done everything in its power to enable our local restaurants to offer outdoor dining consistent with what is allowed by the State of New Jersey under the existing state of emergency. Enzo’s, Mia, Federico’s, The Marina and The Blu Grotto are all offering indoor and outdoor seating for their customers. In short, Oceanport is open for business and open for recreation, and we want our residents to enjoy everything that Oceanport has to offer.

Speaking of enjoying what Oceanport has to offer, I am pleased to announce that our Recreation Committee has been burning the midnight oil making plans for the Borough’s 2021 Memorial Day Parade on May 31, 2021. While there will not be a ceremony at the Port-Au-Peck Firehouse afterwards because of COVID-19 concerns, we are hoping that, after the trials and tribulations we have all encountered over the past year, this year’s parade will be the best attended Memorial Day Parade ever. Councilman Deerin and the Recreation Committee are pulling out all stops to make this year’s parade a most memorable one (Buddy Brocklebank will have his own car) and we would love for Oceanport’s residents to turn out in droves along Monmouth Boulevard for this event. For those of you who are new to town, our Memorial Day Parade is a fun event for kids and represents all that is good about life here in small town America.

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Upcoming Meetings

6 May
Mayor & Council Workshop Meeting
Date 05.06.2021 7:00 pm
20 May
Mayor & Council Regular Meeting
05.20.2021 7:00 pm
3 Jun
17 Jun
Mayor & Council Regular Meeting
06.17.2021 7:00 pm
15 Jul

Budgets & Audits & Financials

MEET THE GOVERNING BODY

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Mayor
Honorable John "Jay" F. Coffey, II

 

Term Expires: 12/31/2023

 






 

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Council President
 Michael O'Brien

 

Term Expires: 12/31/2021

Committees: 
Chairman, Finance and Administration
Member,  Public Works & Engineering
Member, Parks and Recreation

Council

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Councilman 
Richard A. Gallo

(732) 921-8482

Term Expires: 12/31/2023

Committees: 
Chairman, Public Works 
Member, Health and Human Services 
Member, Planning and Development

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Council Member 
William Deerin

(908) 433-7279 

Term Expires: 12/31/2021

Committees: 
Chairman, Parks and Recreation 
Member, Health and Human Services 
Member, Public Works

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Council Member 
Bryan Keeshen

(732) 904-2545 

Term Expires: 12/31/2023

Committees: 
Chairman, Public Safety 
Member, Planning and Development 
Member, Finance & Administration

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Council Member 
Thomas J. Tvrdik

(732) 804-0944

Term Expires: 12/31/2022

Committees: 
Chairman, Planning & Development 
Member, Finance & Administration
Member, Public Safety

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Council Member 
Meghan Walker

(908) 656-7115

Term Expires: 12/31/2022

Committees: 
Chairman, Health & Human Services
Member, Parks & Recreation
Member, Public Safety

 
COUNCIL COMMITTEES

PUBLIC SAFETY:

Police, Fire, First Aid, OEM, Cable & Technology

 

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION:

Finance, Administration, Capital Improvement, Insurance


PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT:

Planning Board, Economic Development, Ordinances, Utilities, Construction

 

PUBLIC WORKS & ENGINEERING:

Building & Grounds, Public Works, Engineering, Sanitation, Recycling

PARKS & RECREATIONS:

Parks and Recreation, Shade Tree, Seniors, Public Information, Special Events

 

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES:

Health Education, Coastal Drug Alliance, Flood Mitigation, Water Watch, Library, Environmental. Commission

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