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Government

The Borough of Roselle Park is governed by an elected Mayor and six Councilpersons. Roselle Park is divided into five election districts, referred to as wards, with one Councilperson elected from each ward, and one Councilperson elected at large. The Mayor is elected to a four-year term and Councilpersons are elected to three-year terms. The Governing Body of the municipality holds its regular meetings in the Council Chamber at Borough Hall on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Roselle Park is located in Union County and is represented in New Jersey's 21st District and the United States 10th District.

MAYOR JOSEPH SIGNORELLO III

MAYOR JOSEPH SIGNORELLO III

Mayor Signorello serves as the Chairman of the Public Safety Committee, acting as the liaison to the Police Department.

He is currently serving his first term as Mayor which commenced on January 1, 2019 and ends on December 31, 2022.

You can reach Mayor Signorello by e-mail at mayorsig@rosellepark.net or by phone at 908-666-7817.

COUNCIL-AT-LARGE JOSEPH SIGNORELLO JR.

COUNCILMAN JOSEPH SIGNORELLO JR.

You can reach Councilman Signorello Jr. by e-mail at jsignorello@rosellepark.net

 

 

First Ward Councilman Gregory Johnson

First Ward Councilman Gregory Johnson

Gregory "Greg" Johnson is a proud father, US Navy veteran, and vested homeowner in the Roselle Park Community. After being honorably discharged from the military, he has continued to serve his country on the local level and serves as the Commander of the American Legion Post 60 veterans' group of Roselle Park, NJ.

Greg graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rutgers Newark, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and sociology. He has over 20 years of law enforcement experience and is currently a Detective Sergeant at the Essex County Sheriff's Office.

Greg has an undeniable passion for and commitment to his community. He has served on the Diversity Committee and was selected by his peers to be the Chairperson for the group. As a Council representative for the Borough, Greg Johnson serves as the town’s Public Safety Chair, which is comprised of Police, Fire and First Aid. He also serves as the Borough’s Police, and Diversity & Inclusion Committee Liaison. Presently, Greg sits as a member on the Finance & Administration Committee, while overseeing the town’s Commerce component within the business community.

You can reach Council member Greg Johnson by e-mail at gjohnson@rosellepark.net

Second Ward Councilman Joseph Petrosky

Councilman Petrosky began his second term as Second Ward Councilman on January 1, 2019. He has been a Roselle Park resident for over 50 years and is a 1976 graduate of the Roselle Park School System; a 1978 graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute. He has been employed as a Carpenter with the County of Union for over 30 years. He is a Past President and member of the Roselle Park Youth Baseball league for over 40 years. Likewise, he is a Past President, member, and coach of the Roselle Park Recreation Basketball League for 30 years, a member and coach of Roselle Park Youth Soccer League for 20 years, and a member of Roselle Park Men's Softball league for 25 years. Joe is a parishioner of the Church of the Assumption and member of Monsignor Joseph Loretti Knights of Columbus 3240. He is also a member of the Roselle American Legion Post 229.

Councilman Petrosky serves as the Chairman of the Finance and Administration Committee as liaison to the municipal budget and finance, and Chairman of the Public Services and Administration Committee as liaison to legislation. He is a member of the Public Safety Committee as liaison to the Fire Department, and a member of the Municipal Services (DPW & Engineering) Committee as liaison to the Department of Public Works. Councilman Petrosky has been elected Council President by his colleagues on Borough Council since 2019.

His current term of office commenced January 1, 2019 and ends December 31, 2021.

You can reach Councilman Petrosky by e-mail at jpetrosky@rosellepark.net or by phone at 908-666-7821.

 

Third Ward Councilman Robert Rubilla

Third Ward Councilman Robert "Rob" Rubilla

Councilman Robert "Rob" Rubilla is a third generation Roselle Parker.  His grandfather, Antonio, emigrated from Naples, Italy around 1906 at age ten. Antonio “Hap” Rubilla opened a confectionery store on Chestnut Street and Westfield Avenue in the depression years.  The business sold thirty years later and operated where Vintage Restaurant and Catering now stand.

Rob operated a family liquor establishment and then a deli/restaurant in his early twenties - He sold both in 1985. He later worked in executive management for Verizon Communications, Lincare Medical Group and Trinitas Regional Medical Center, retiring in 2017.

During his employment Rob was elected in 1973 to the Roselle Park Board of Education and reelected. Afterward he was elected to several terms on Borough council retiring in 2007. During his time on Council, he was appointed Police and Fire Commissioner in 1990 and again in 2005. He also served six terms on the Planning and Zoning Boards and chaired both agencies. He was appointed by five Mayors (both Democrat and Republican), spanning a thirty year period. Additionally he was elected Council President in 1991 and 2007 and presided intermittently as Acting Mayor. Rob also served two terms on the Joint Meeting of Essex and Union Counties.

For his thirty years of uninterrupted service, the New Jersey Legislature honored Councilman Rubilla with a joint resolution on December 19, 2002.  The Resolution was sponsored by the late Dr. Assemblyman Eric Munoz, then Assemblyman Thomas H. Kean, Jr., and Senator Richard Bagger.Councilman Rubilla is a 1975 graduate of Kean College of New Jersey with a B.A. in Political Science. He is also licensed by the State of New Jersey as an educator of social studies grades 7-12.

Rob is a Life Member of Roselle Park PBA No. 27 and was honored for heroism and valor three times.

Mayor Signorello and members of the 2021 Borough Council appointed Councilman Rubilla to fill the unexpired term of former Third Ward Councilman William A. Fahoury.  Councilman Rubilla currently serves as the Mayor's designated representation on the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library Board of Trustees and as liaison to the Roselle Park Environmental Commission.

Councilman Rubilla is supported by his wife, Debbie and son Ryan.

 

His current term of office commenced March 25, 2021 and ends in November 2021.

You can reach Councilman Rubilla by email at rrubilla@rosellepark.net or by phone at 908-337-3276.

 

 

Fourth Ward Councilman Michael Connelly

Fourth Ward Councilman Michael Connelly

Councilman Connelly began his second term of Fourth Ward Councilman on January 1, 2020. He grew up in the City of Summit and now resides in Roselle Park with his family. He is employed as a Service Technician for Park Appliance based in Roselle Park. He served for 10 years in the United States Navy. He is actively involved with the Church of the Assumption as a Committee Member, Usher and Eucharistic Minister. He is an Officer in the Knights of Columbus, third and fourth degree; is the Vice Commander at both the American Legion Post #60 in Roselle Park and Union County Chapter; and is the Commander of the Catholic War Veterans Post #866.

Councilman Connelly serves as a member of the Public Safety Committee as liaison to First Aid. He is also a member of the Municipal Services (DPW & Engineering) Committee as liaison to code enforcement.

His current term of office commenced on January 1, 2020 and ends December 31, 2022.

You can reach Councilman Connelly by e-mail at mconnelly@rosellepark.net or by phone at 908-403-0391.

Fifth Ward Councilman Jay Robaina

Fifth Ward Councilman Jay Robaina

Jay Robaina is New Jersey born and raised; growing up and living in Union County for over 37 years. He’s a husband and proud father to a beautiful daughter and a Roselle Park homeowner since 2010. Jay has been involved in the community, serving in various roles under different administrations on the Municipal Land Use Board and is one of the Co-Founders of the Rails-To-Trails Union County Advocacy Group. In January 2021, he was appointed to serve as the Borough’s representative on the Union County Transportation Advisory Board.

Councilman Robaina was in the Marine Corps JROTC serving as a public affairs officer, played baseball, ran track and was in the Police Explorers program during his youth. He graduated from Kean University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, with a concentration is Public Relations and Journalism and has worked in healthcare public relations, senior living, and community outreach roles for 20 years. Councilman Robaina has been a member of the American College of Healthcare Administrators, the Public Relations Society of America, and has received certificates of achievement from FEMA and the Emergency Management Institute in incident command and national incident management systems.

He has been certified by the Council of Supply Chain Management Processionals in SCM Principles, Customer Service, and Transportation Operations. Jay also received his certificate of course completion in Roadway Traffic and Safety Improvements from Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, and is certified as a planning official by the NJ Planning Officials. He passed the core knowledge examination by the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrators Board, received accreditation in Leadership Management and Disaster Preparedness Training from RWJBH (formerly known as Saint Barnabas Health Care System) and has his certification from the Disney Institute on Disney’s Approach to Quality Service for Healthcare Professionals.

Jay serves as Council Liaison for the newly formed Roselle Park Rails to Trails Advisory Committee, the Board of Health, Clean Communities Programs, and is Chairperson for the Human Resources Sub-Committee for Public Services & Administration.

Jay is passionate about improving our local business economy, enhancing quality of life, increasing bicycle and pedestrian safety, expanding recreation and furthering initiatives benefiting our Borough’s children and special needs community. Jay also believes in civic participation and achieving solutions through collaborative efforts.

Mayor Signorello and members of the 2021 Borough Council appointed Councilman Robaina to fill the unexpired term of the former Fifth Ward Councilperson, who resigned in May 2021.

You can reach Councilman Robaina via e-mail at jrobaina@rosellepark.net or by phone at 862-236-0019

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