From Plainfield City Hall
  Mayor Adrian O. Mapp
One Plainfield.  One Future.
With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, I wanted to take this opportunity to connect with you and give you some updates on recent developments, opportunities, and important initiatives.

Wishing you and family a great weekend!

One Plainfield - One Future

Adrian O. Mapp
Mayor Adrian O. Mapp
City of Plainfield
I Support Legislation that would help boost Plainfield's UEZ!

On November 10, 2014, I joined Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, and other Democratic urban Mayors in support of a bill that would provide from $25 million to $27 million for the state's 32 urban enterprise zones (UEZ) - Plainfield has an UEZ. That money is part of nearly $100 million a year in UEZ funds the state has kept for its budget since 2011. For Plainfield, the new bill would request 1% of the 3.5% collected by Plainfield UEZ businesses.  With roughly 100 UEZ businesses, the projected amount would be $133k.  These funds would best be used as originally intended: for public safety, infrastructure and other local needs in economically challenged communities.  For details of the press conference covering this announcement - click on the video below: 

Bill Would Give Sales Tax Revenue to Urban Enterprise Zones
Bill Would Give Sales Tax Revenue to Urban Enterprise Zones
Register for Heath Care - ACA Navigator Available 
I am proud to announce that I have partnered with the Oranges ACA Navigator Project to provide Plainfield residents with the resources necessary to register for healthcare starting on Nov. 25th through Feb. 15, 2015 at the Plainfield Annex.  If you need to enroll or have questions, you can make an appointment with a dedicated Navigator  - Right here in Plainfield! 
Thank You Veterans 
Mayor Mapp at Plfd Veterans' Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
On Veterans' Day, I had the honor of participating in the Annual Plainfield Veterans' event at City Hall. Immediately following the conclusion of the annual event, we gathered at the new Plainfield Veterans' Center.  This was an historic moment for Plainfield as we honored our brave men and women who have served our country by officially opening the doors to this center for the first time with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  It was a beautiful day, filled with honor, patriotism, and reflection.
Plainfield Coat Drive
My Administration has partnered with Jack and Jill of America - Greater Union County Chapter and will be holding a Coat Drive on Saturday, November 15, 2014.  From 10AM - 1PM at Plainfield Action Services, 510 Watchung Ave.
Public Safety & Affairs Update
Public safety is a main priority of my administration.  As we continue to improve our processes and procedures, on November 14, 2014, Plainfield Public Safety (Police, Fire and OEM), Plainfield Health Division and the Board of Education participated in a joint public safety preparedness exercise. The drill was conducted in the City's emergency 911 operations center.  We tested our first responder protocols and efficiency for deploying resources to the public in the event of a major crisis at the Plainfield Senior Center. There will be future practical exercise as we continue to prepare our first responders for emergencies.
Recreation Updates

Recreation is an important component to my administration.  Recreation serves and benefits everyone from school aged children to our active seniors and everyone else in between.   


Senior Specialist - In an effort to expand services to our active seniors, The Division of Parks & Recreation has hired a part time specialist whose responsibilities are to expand activities in all of our senior facilities in the City of Plainfield.


Basketball - On November 13, 2014, there was a Basketball orientation conducted by the basketball coordinator. The Division of Parks and Recreation had approximately 65 participants registered for the basketball program. Enrollment is open until December 10th.


Yoga Classes - Free YOGA classes continue to be conducted at The Plainfield Public Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 NOON to 12:45pm.


Swimming - instructional classes are scheduled at the Plainfield High School on Mondays and Wednesdays.


For any information regarding The Division of Parks and Recreation please call 908-753-3097.

Click Here to Watch Recreation Department PSA  

We will be returning the week of November 24th with exciting updates and information from the NJ League of Municipalities - Stay Tuned

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