City Council

City Councilmembers

Members of the City Council are elected to serve a four-year term. The ten-member Council consists of two representatives from each of the City's five geographic wards. Five members are elected every odd year from each ward.


FIRST WARD

Honorable Christopher D. James

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Term Expires: December 2025


Honorable Amy Lewislewis1

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Term Expires: December 2027


SECOND WARD

Honorable Christopher AweCouncilman Christopher Awe

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Term Expires: December 2025


Honorable Sammed R. Monk

Councilman Sameed Monk

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Term Expires: December 2027


THIRD WARD

Honorable Bergson Leneus

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Term Expires: December 2025


Honorable Vernon Pullins, Jr.

City Council Chairman

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Term Expires: December 2027


FOURTH WARD

Honorable Casim L. Gomez

Councilman Casim L. Gomez

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Term Expires: December 2027


Honorable Tameika Garrett-Ward

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Term Expires: December 2025


FIFTH WARD

Honorable Alicia Holman

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Term Expires: December 2025


Honorable Naiima Fauntleroy

Councilwoman Naiima Fauntleroy

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Term Expires: December 2027


ABOUT OUR MEETINGS:

Committee Meetings

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Monday of each month
  • East Orange City Hall
    Council Chambers
    44 City Hall Plaza
    East Orange, NJ 07018
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Alternate Dates

Committee Meetings of the City Council shall be held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month unless Council shall otherwise establish alternate dates.

Regular Meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Monday of each month
  • East Orange City Hall
    Council Chambers
    44 City Hall Plaza
    East Orange, NJ 07018
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Annual Reorganization Meeting

A Reorganization Meeting of the City Council shall be held on the first day of January at Noon. Thereafter the Regular Meetings of the City Council shall be held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, unless Council shall otherwise establish alternate dates.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Local Legislative Body

The City Council is the local legislative body responsible for appropriating funds and enacting ordinances and resolutions governing the City. The City Council reviews and approves the Mayor's appropriations and annual budget. The City Council reviews and approves the Mayor's appointments to municipal Departments and several Citizen Advisory Boards and Commissions.


Annual Organization Meeting & Chairperson Selection

Each New Year's Day, the City Council meets to organize for the year. It adopts its rules and selects one of its members to act as Chairperson during the year-long legislative session. The Chair appoints each Council Member to oversee a standing committee. These standing committees serve as Council liaisons to City departments, public agencies, civic groups, and public service organizations.

Chairperson

The City Council Chairperson serves as an ex-officio member of every committee and is the liaison to the:

  • East Orange Mayor
  • East Orange Parking Authority
  • Essex County Freeholder Board
  • New Jersey State Legislature
  • United States Congress

Open Public Meetings Act

In accordance with the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P.L.l975, Public Notice is hereby given that the East Orange City Council has established 2016 Meeting Dates.

Formal action may take place at these Meetings. Executive Sessions may be held at Committee Meetings or at Regular Meetings.

These Meetings will be held in City Council Chambers located at 44 City Hall Plaza, East Orange, NJ. as well as streamed live on our City Council Facebook Page View Here

Open Hearing of Citizens

The public is invited to address the Council at both Committee and Regular meetings. Special Council meetings are called by the Council Chairperson or the Mayor to discuss and act on matters that require immediate action.

City Council Committee Assignments

City Council Meeting Schedule

Public Notice

Identify Your Council Representative - Know Your Ward

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