Mayor Nicole Hagner and Deputy Mayor Robert Gallop were unanimously approved to their roles when the 2013 Chatham Township Committee convened for their reorganization meeting Thursday evening.
As he did in 2012, Gallop nominated Hagner after citing her leadership in 2012 and in 2011 and 2010, especially through Hurricane Sandy and two years of a flat property tax rate. Hagner, in return, nominated Gallop to serve as deputy mayor.
Both were approved unanimously by the rest of the committee, including newly-sworn member Kevin Sullivan.
Both Hagner and Gallop's terms will expire on Dec. 31, 2013.
In her annual mayoral address, Hagner thanked the remainder of the committee, including former Mayor and Committee Member Kevin Tubbs, and Interim Committee Member Laura Ali Nonnenmacher.
Hagner also cited the work of township employees and volunteers during Sandy. She also announced the pending resignations of Chatham Township Police Chief John Paton, Senior Center of the Chathams Director Mickey Chaput and Colony Tennis Manager Paul Chaput, all of whom are expected to step down in 2013.
Chatham Patch will post the full text of Hagner's mayoral address once it becomes available.