Last Saturday’s inauguration ceremony was a great and historic moment for our city.
Together we celebrated the inauguration of our mayor, Dawn Zimmer. Dawn is not only the first woman mayor ever elected in Hoboken’s history, but she is the first woman ever elected mayor of any municipality in Hudson County’s history. Dawn is also the first Jewish mayor ever to serve Hoboken. I am proud of our Mayor and I am proud of our city.
Rather than accepting gifts from developers, political organizations or special interests to fund her inauguration committee, Mayor Zimmer has set the tone for her new administration by asking for inaugural donations to be made to the “Adopt a Hoboken Soldier Foundation”, a not for profit foundation that provides necessities and comforts to Hoboken soldiers who are serving our country overseas. Donations can be mailed to the American Legion, 308 2nd St., Hoboken, NJ 07030. Adopt a Hoboken Soldier is currently working on packages for the Christmas holiday.
It was quite moving to see Senator Menendez prioritize being with us in Hoboken at the moment when our city is set on course for real change, reform and good government on the same day that he had to vote in Washington, D.C. and cast one of the critical 60 votes to allow debate on health care reform to continue. The order of the agenda was changed so that Senator Menendez could speak first, and head directly to Washington to represent New Jersey on this critical vote. Senator Menendez’s commitment to Hoboken and to supporting our new Mayor were appreciated by the hundreds of people who attended the ceremonies at Hoboken High School.
Now let’s work together, for all of us.
Congratulations, Dawn. Congratulations Hoboken.