Chris Banks selected as Mount Holly Mayor  

The Mount Holly Town Council last night selected Chris Banks for mayor.

Banks served the last two years as Deputy Mayor.

He became the first African American since Eugene Stafford served as Mayor of the Township in 1988. Stafford, a retired Police Chief, also served as a Burlington County Freeholder after his term in Mount Holly.  Stafford, who was in attendance at the meeting, commended Mayor Banks for his dedication to the township calling his appointment to Mayor “well earned”. Stafford also stated that “Mr. Banks has done great things for our town and is a role model for our African-American community and for all residents. I commend Mayor Banks and the Township Council for their unwavering dedication to Mount Holly and the improvements they have made in our community.”

Banks who served on the Recreation Committee prior to winning a seat in 2020 is a local business owner who helped establish an annual MLK Day of Service in Mount Holly. Banks stated, “I am looking forward to serving as Mayor and working tirelessly for every resident of Mount Holly. It is an honor to be chosen by my peers.”

Jason Jones who served a record seven years as Mayor through last year will serve as Deputy Mayor for 2023.

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