Local to Global Academy Meeting with Mayor

Local to Global Academy Meeting with Mayor
Posted on 12/17/2018

Mr. Glen Jasionowski, the mayor of River Vale, spoke with students from the Local to Global Academy this morning about local government. The students had prepared questions such as:

What got you interested in local government?

What is a typical day like in the life of a local mayor?

What are some of your accomplishments?

What have been some of the struggles of being the mayor?

Mr. Jasionowski did a great job of answering the students’ questions. He mentioned that he started out as a volunteer fireman and ran for town council. He spoke about on a given day, he gets 50 to 100 emails about town business. He spoke about improving on town day and special events in town. He mentioned dedicating a street in town to a resident who recently passed away. He gave an example of the lightning shelter at Mark Lane as one of the improvements.

Mr. Jasionowski engaged the students and allowed them to ask additional questions. He plans on getting the Local to Global Academy students involved in shadowing a town employee on a day in the spring. It was clear to the students and I how much he cares about the people and the town of River Vale. It was a highly successful visit!

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