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Mayor James P. Dodd Press Release

Release Date: May 24, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019


Contact: James P. Dodd, Mayor

973-366-2200 ext. 1144 I

n response to the recent unfortunate events of the past week in the Town of Dover, Mayor James P. Dodd has declared Tuesday, May 28, 2019 a “Community Day of Healing.” Divisiveness and hate in any shape or form has no home in the Town of Dover.

As part of this designation, the regularly scheduled meeting of the governing body will be rescheduled to June 11, 2019. In its place, a special meeting of the governing body will take place at the Dover Community Center, 37 N. Essex Street, Dover, New Jersey 07801 at 7 pm. The purpose of this meeting is to hear residents’ concerns, communicate and come together as a community to begin the healing process.

Community religious and civic leaders will be present and members of the public will be afforded an opportunity to speak.

The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and Morris County Prosecutor’s Office have been invited to take part.

As part of the healing process, Mayor Dodd has mandated that all Town employees undergo unconscious bias training for all Town employees.