Roselle Council Issues Statement on Sudden Resignation Announcement by Dansereau

Incumbent Mayor Christine Dansereau won Roselle's Democratic 2019 primary election, defeating challengers Donald Shaw, the town recreation director, and former School Board Member Archange Antoine.

Borough Council Statement

It is with great sadness that we collectively acknowledge Mayor Christine Dansereau’s unexpected resignation. We unselfishly understand that her health must come first.

We will certainly miss Mayor Dansereau on the dais and we are proud of the legacy that she leaves behind. Since her first days on Council and throughout her time as Mayor, she has worked tirelessly for all residents of Roselle. She helped steer a course for the Borough that brought professionalism back to government, honesty to representation, and transparency in policy. As the first woman to serve as Mayor, she broke barriers every day, and Roselle is a better place because of it. She celebrated Roselle’s diversity, and her genuine love for our Borough was always prominently on display.

During her tenure as Mayor, municipal taxes have been stabilized, our infrastructure has been improved, businesses are coming back, and there is optimism that Roselle is on the right track. As we begin to come out of this pandemic, it will be very important that we continue Mayor Dansereau’s work. It has been an honor to serve the Borough alongside her, and we have all learned a great deal from her over the last few years. We are hopeful for Roselle’s future, but we cannot rest on our laurels. We have to look to the future and have faith in each other and our residents, who must continue to have a voice in what happens here in Roselle.

We are grateful that she has pledged to continuously support our efforts to move Roselle forward. We wish Mayor Dansereau the best and will continue to pray for her health.

Council President Denise Wilkerson

Councilman Brandon Bernier

Councilman John Fortuna

Councilwoman Cindy Thomas

Councilwoman Isabel Sousa



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