Once again, I have the great pleasure and opportunity to wish all residents of Garfield a safe and joyous Christmas and Holiday Season and I do so on behalf of myself, Deputy-Mayor Joseph Delaney, Councilwomen Erin Delaney, Councilmen Frank Calandriello, Councilmen Louis Aloia, and our City Manager Thomas Duch.
This past year has presented Council with challenges and rewards as we collectively strive to move Garfield forward. We all look forward to serving you again in the upcoming year. Please accept our sincere hope that you and your families make the most of your holiday season to enjoy family time together in true Christmas/Holiday fashion.
You have made our community widely known as a compassionate and friendly place that fosters goodwill and generosity toward those in need. When we gather together with our families and friends to celebrate the holidays, let us be thankful for our blessings, while we remember those who are less fortunate, particularly those in Garfield.
It has been an exciting year for Garfield as we’ve witnessed substantial progress in our community. And, we have another year of progress ahead of us. And you, the people of Garfield and your enthusiasm, remain our greatest asset. This shows that our growing reputation is changing for the better, as we become a great place to live, work and raise a family.
We are entering 2019 in the well-off position of being a City amid a transformation. There remains work to be done, but we are not afraid to face our challenges. You are the reason for this drive.
You make me proud to be Mayor of Garfield and I am sincerely honored to continue to serve you. I look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead of us in 2019.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy Prosperous 2019 New Year!
Richard “Riggs” Rigoglioso
Mayor, City of Garfield