>Keith Killion was named the New Mayor
Ridgewood council holds reorganization meeting
Thursday, July 1, 2010
BY MICHAEL SEDON
The Ridgewood News
Keith Killion was named the new mayor during the Village Council reorganization meeting on Thursday afternoon. Tom Riche, who along with Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh won the municipal election in May, was named deputy mayor. Both terms will expire in 2012.
“Ridgewood, more than ever, is facing some monumental decisions — budgets, the pool, Valley Hospital,” Killion said. “I pledge to this council we’ll listen to every individual, no matter how long it takes in a venue that will be able to accept as many people that wish to speak as possible. We do not want to repeat those logistical mistakes of the past.”
Killion noted that departing Councilman Pat Mancuso has completed the longest run as an elected official in the village’s history, with 20 consecutive years on the governing body.
Killion will serve as liaison to the Ridgewood Community Center Advisory Board, and council representative to the Citizens Safety Advisory Committee and Board of Education.
Riche will serve as council representative to the Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee, Fourth of July Celebration Committee, Project Pride and the Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historic Preservation Committee.
“It was long ago in the days of the Van Emburghs, the Hoppers and the Graydons when the Ridgewood vision was formulated,” Riche said. “Those that came before us had the foresight to make Ridgewood the community that it is today. We, the council of 2010, are the protectors of that vision. We are the protectors of its beauty and values that draw people here.”
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