Around Town With Mayor Palmer

1 2 3 7

New Fire Apparatus Unveiled

Mayor Palmer was pleased to join with the Township Council as the Manchester Volunteer Fire Company Aerial Truck and the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company Pumper were publicly unveiled during the Council’s September 11th, 2017, meeting. In addition to the apparatus unveiling, Mayor Palmer issued a Proclamation recognizing emergency responders and the important, selfless work that they do for the community.

Mayor Palmer speaks at the Sept. 11, 2017, fire apparatus unveiling.

“Today’s a great day to pass on these vehicles and trust them to the people in our town that run into the fire and take care of the things that we all run away from,” said Mayor Palmer.


Watch the presentation here through Facebook Live video:

Mayor Palmer Presents Scholarships at MTHS

Mayor Palmer was honored to present Community Service, Future Municipal Leader Awards and Certificates at the June 1st Manchester Township High School (MTHS) Senior Awards Presentation.

Recognized by the Mayor were Nick Pellicano (pictured above) and John Davern (pictured below), among others, for their outstanding efforts throughout their high school careers.

Also honored by the Mayor at the Awards Presentation were Dejah Adams, Kaitlyn Eletto, Syann Colon, and Brooke Leiser. Nick Pellicano was the recipient of the Ocean County Mayors Association Scholarship.

Mayor Palmer also serves on the Manchester Township Educational Foundation, and 14 scholarship awards totaling $19,000 were distributed through that organization and their sponsors.

Over 200 awards were presented to Manchester’s graduates at the ceremony. The Mayor extends sincere congratulations to the Class of 2017!

Mayor Palmer’s Neighborhood Meeting, Whiting Firehouse

Mayor Palmer was pleased to welcome residents to a public Town Hall Forum at the Whiting Volunteer Fire Company headquarters on May 30, 2017. There, he and Ptl. Ian Bole discussed numerous topics, from the Manchester Community Energy Aggregation program, to traffic safety, to park improvements and keeping neighborhoods safe. A video replay of the meeting is available below:
 

Find more on the official Manchester Township Facebook Page by clicking here

Township’s Memorial Day Ceremony

Mayor Palmer addressed residents and veterans at the Township’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the WWII Memorial Park in Whiting on May 29th

River Pointe community’s Flag Pole Dedication

Mayor Palmer speaks at the River Pointe community’s Flag Pole Dedication on May 20th

Members of the Leisure Knoll Veterans Club joined with River Pointe veterans and residents to celebrate the dedication of a flag pole at the River Pointe Community

Watch Mayor Palmer’s Town Hall Forum

Mayor Palmer was pleased to welcome residents to a public Town Hall Forum at the Manchester Volunteer Fire Company headquarters on May 25, 2017. There, he and Sgt. Antonio Ellis discussed numerous topics, from the Manchester Community Energy Aggregation program, to traffic safety, to code violations and keeping neighborhoods safe. A video replay of the meeting is available below:

Find more on the official Manchester Township Facebook Page by clicking here

Manchester Township Celebrates National EMS Week

This week, we celebrate and recognize the dedication and service of our Emergency Medical Services during National EMS Week (May 21-27, 2017).


In Manchester Township, we have two First Aid Squads and three Fire Companies, all of which are staffed by hardworking volunteers. Mayor Palmer offered his gratitude to these selfless individuals, who give their time to making our community better, at a recent Township Council meeting. The Proclamation he issued reads, in part, “it is appropriate to recognize the value and the accomplishments of emergency medical service providers by designating Emergency Medical Services Week.”

March 27, 2017, Now Known as Manchester Lady Hawks Basketball Day!

We were honored to welcome the Varsity Girls Basketball Team to the March 27, 2017, Township Council meeting to present them with a Mayoral Proclamation in recognition of their South Jersey Group II State Championship.

Under the direction of Coach Dave Beauchemin, the team equaled the school record for wins in a season, as well as advancing to a sectional final—and winning it—for the first time in school history.

Mayor Kenneth Palmer and Council President Sam Fusaro were pleased to present each player with a certificate. Congratulations on a tremendous season! #GoHawks!

Manchester Municipal Alliance’s “Anything Goes” Event, A Success Once Again

Manchester Township Municipal Alliance hosted the successful “Anything Goes” event at the High School on Friday evening, March 10th.

The event brings together members of the community to compete in an obstacle course to raise funds for Project Graduation and Municipal Alliance events.

Competing this year were our Manchester Mayor, School Administrators, Manchester High School students, teachers, and police personnel.

anything goes municipal alliance event 3 10 17

 

Pictured is Mayor Ken Palmer competing on the obstacle course.

The Manchester Municipal Alliance is the municipal arm of the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. The Alliance consists of township, police, and school representatives as well as township residents. The goal of the Municipal Alliance is to prevent alcoholism and drug abuse among our young residents through awareness and education.  The Alliance supports Project Graduation (an alcohol and drug-free evening of fun and prizes for our high school seniors on Graduation night), the ‘Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs’ program, and other initiatives.

To participate or donate to this worthy organization, please contact Tracy Sloan at  Sloan89@msn.com

Manchester Mayor Palmer Celebrates Read Across America Day

read acr america march 2017

In celebration of the birthday of Dr. Seuss, Manchester Mayor Ken Palmer read to Manchester elementary school classes on March 2nd. “Read Across America Day” is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually in recognition of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

1 2 3 7

Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.