Former resident and first ward councilman (2011-2013) Andrew Casais was sworn in as Roselle Park’s latest borough clerk Thursday night. After a closed session meeting on February 16th, Mr. Casais was unanimously appointed to the position by council. The formal oath of office was performed at the March 2nd Mayor & Council meeting.
Mr. Casais takes over for Doreen Cali, who retired in February after serving in that position for 11 years.
With his family beside him, the 25-year-old was sworn in by Mayor Carl Hokanson.
After thanking mayor and council, the borough clerk said, “I want to thank Donna Corrigan in particular. I know she’s done an outstanding job, especially over the last month or so when they haven’t had a permanent clerk so I just want everyone really to give Donna a round of applause because it is a tough job.”
Speaking about his parents, Mr. Casiais stated, “I know a lot of times they thought I was absolutely nuts. They thought I was nuts when I ran for council and here I stand today and I thank them for all their support over the years.”
Mr. Casais’ term as borough clerk is for three years, until March 5, 2020. After that time, if re-appointed, he will have tenure in that position.
“I just want to say it’s really nice to be home and I look forward to serving the borough again. Thank you, everyone,” concluded Mr. Casais.
Borough Clerk Casais starts today when borough hall opens at 9 a.m.