Mayor Michael Gonnelli is a life-long resident of Secaucus and was the Town’s long-time Department of Public Works Superintendent. A former fire chief, Mayor Gonnelli is also a former Commissioner of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC). Mike served on the Planning Board and was founding member of the Environmental and Shade Tree Committees. He was honored as the Community Hero Torch Bearer for the 1996 Olympic Games. Mayor Gonnelli was the recipient of the 2004 UNICO Citizen of the Year, the 200 Club of Hudson County Valor Award and is past president of the Secaucus Babe Ruth League. An honoree of the Hackensack Riverkeeper for Excellence in Public Service, Mike served as a council member for three years before being elected mayor in 2009. Married to his wife, Linda, they have four children and one grandchild.