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November 17, 2020

Freeholders Tyshammie L. Cooper and Wayne L. Richardson Hold Virtual Workshop on Essex County Vendor Selection Process

Freeholder President Gill echoed the sentiments of his colleagues. “The services provided by Essex County cannot be executed without reliable and trustworthy vendors. Many of our vendors come from Essex County, and it is always our intention to provide local businesses with opportunities to attain the contracts the Board approves. This workshop served the purpose of providing specific details, in a clear and concise format, to help local business owners and operators feel comfortable applying for county contracts.”

November 16, 2020

Thank you for Reelection as At-Large Freeholder

“​As we move forward into 2021, I wish good health and prosperity to all, and I will do all I can to serve the public while working towards a brighter future for Essex County.


Thank you for your continued support.“

November 10, 2020

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. Announces $9 Million Essex County Small Business Lease Emergency Assistance Grant Program

“This program will help businesses keep their doors open, it will allow landlords to continue to pay property taxes on the buildings where they are based, and it will allow area residents to continue patronizing businesses that are part of the fabric of their communities,” Freeholder President Brendan Gill said. “I thank our County Executive, and our county leadership as a whole, for this program and the relief it will provide,” he added.

November 09, 2020

Commission President Brendan Gill Attends “The Young Black Fathers” Community Fish Fry

Montclair Mayor Sean Spiller, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jonathan Ponds, and Essex County Commissioner President Brendan Gill attended the Halloween event, and each spoke to residents during a question and answer session.

“It’s not surprising that citizens across the state support this common-sense program. TCI is an unique opportunity to wean our way off of fossil fuels while growing jobs. Making our cities better places to live and work will create more vibrant healthier local economies and inclusive communities,” said Essex County Freeholder President Brendan Gill, Co-Chair of the Elected Officials to Protect America/New Jersey.

November 07, 2020

Essex County Freeholder President Brendan W. Gill issues statement on the election of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

"Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.


In the most pivotal election of our lifetime, the American people reaffirmed the demand that our President carry himself with civility, while promoting unity among our citizens - as opposed to sowing seeds of division through fear.


I look forward to supporting and working with our future President and Vice President as they lead us through the challenges of addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, bolstering our economy, engaging in environmental responsibility, and embracing the fight for equality and social justice."

November 04, 2020

Freeholder President Brendan W. Gill and the Essex County Freeholder Board Approve Additional Funding to Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation Through Cares Act

Freeholder President Gill stated, "The Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation has done a tremendous job of providing our residents and communities with needed services.” He continued, “They have been a fixture of the Montclair community before the pandemic, during the pandemic, and the additional funds allocated will be crucial in ensuring they remain impactful through the pandemic and in years to come.”

October 27, 2020

Freeholder President Brendan Gill Thanks Essex County Poll Workers

"I thank our Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin and his office for their stellar work on this challenging and extremely vital aspect of the election. Many people have already cast their vote early through the vote-by-mail process. Nationally, as of October 23, 2020, more than 51 million people have voted early, already surpassing 2016’s overall early vote total.

I thank everyone who answered the call to work as an Essex County poll worker on Election Day, and I thank all fellow citizens in advance for exercising your civic duty, and encouraging your family, friends and neighbors to do the same. VOTE!"

January 01, 2020

Statement from Essex County Commissioner President on the passing of Steve Adubato. Sr.

"The communities of Newark and New Jersey have lost an iconic figure. I was extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Stephen Adubato, Sr.


Affectionately known as "Big Steve", he spent his life raising awareness on the importance of education through his work as a teacher, and his leadership on the Newark Teachers’ Union and the New Jersey Federation of Teachers. In addition to his advocacy on behalf of teachers and education, he was a unifying political force in Newark after the riots.

The resolution of support was initiated by Freeholder President Brendan W. Gill, sponsored by acclamation and passed unanimously. The primary sponsor of “The People’s Bill”, Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake of the 34th District, was invited by Freeholder President Gill to the recent Essex County Freeholder Conference/Board Meeting to speak to the Board and the viewing public about the benefits of the bill.

October 07, 2020

Commission President Brendan Gill Requests Aid for Ailing Local Transport Services

“The residents of Montclair, Bloomfield, West Orange and other surrounding communities in Essex County depend on the services of DeCamp. Without reliable commuter and charter transportation service companies, the quality of life for so many of our residents will be severely impacted in a negative fashion,”

September 18, 2020

Essex County Commissioner President Brendan Gill Honors Passing of Richard M. Torraca II

Essex County Freeholder President Brendan W. Gill, who served as Lautenberg’s state director and campaign manager, mourned the death of the young former Senate staffer.


“I was shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Rich. We worked together for years in Senator Lautenberg’s office,” said Gill.  “He was a hard worker who took pride in his duties, and his work ethic was surpassed by his character."

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