To the Editor:
Mayor Roman’s performance at the Candidates Forum on April 26 was quite impressive. The forum clearly showed that Alex researches and comprehends the complex issues that Verona faces. He also has the ability to explain those issues to residents and offer solutions.
I came to know Mayor Roman 15 years ago, when as a concerned resident he began to attend Town Council meetings. I then had the opportunity to serve with Alex on the Council and it was obvious that he has the unique ability to connect the dots on multiple issues and understand the long-term effect they may have on our community.
He is always approachable and remains a community advocate. Alex believes in opportunities for all residents as well as limited development, open government, controlling taxes and preserving open space.
Communities all over NJ continue to be burdened by unfunded state and federal mandates. These mandates are costly and make it very difficult on small town governing bodies. That is why we need selfless and creative leaders like Alex that have a vision and the temperament to guide Verona through these difficult situations that our community face.
Former Verona Mayor, Council Member