2022 Town Council Updates
U.S. Senator Cory Booker administered the oath of office to Mount Laurel Mayor Kareem Pritchett in a historic first as Kareem became the first African American to lead the township in the 150-year history of the municipality.
Mayor Pritchett stated “It is a great honor and privilege to serve as Mayor, and I humbly embrace the immense responsibility ahead. Having served four years on the township council, I'm ready for this opportunity to be a powerful voice for all residents, especially the many that never thought a day like this would be possible in Mount Laurel. During the next year, I will work to ensure our growing township pushes forward smart policies to help our local economy, ensure our residents feel safe and fight for critical infrastructure improvements we need to improve our roads, water quality and improve our quality of life. And, most importantly, we will continue to build upon a responsive, open and transparent government that will work hard for all residents.”
Assemblywoman Carol Murphy, Deputy Majority Leader administered the oath of office to Deputy Mayor Stephen Steglik.
Deputy Mayor Steglik stated “The challenges we faced were unprecedented during the past year and I could not be prouder of my colleagues, as we worked together to ensure that Mount Laurel would see the progress we promised on reorganization day nearly a year ago. It was not always easy as we faced complex issues that we knew needed to be addressed to improve our township and when faced with even more difficult issues last summer we brought the community together to usher in a new day of progress in Mount Laurel.”
The ceremony was held at Mount Laurel Township's Municipal Court room and was attended by the Mayor and Deputy Mayors families, Councilwoman Cohen, and residents.
November 12, 2021
Mount Laurel Township continues to honor our veterans for their dedication and service to our country. We would not enjoy the freedoms we have today without veterans acts of courage, sacrifice, and bravery.
The Township hosted a veterans luncheon thanking veterans for their service. Congressman Kim, Assemblywoman Murphy, Mayor Steglik, Deputy Mayor Pritchett, Councilwoman Cohen, and Councilman Moustakas were in attendance.
October 23, 2021
Mount Laurel Township alongside the Larchmont Jogger and the non-profit The Recovery Chair hosted a 5K run on October 23rd.
The Breast Cancer Awareness 5K helped raise funds for The Recovery Chair, a non profit dedicated to providing women recliner chairs in their steps to recovery from Breast Cancer. The funds would go towards a new chair, and the non-profit has helped over 200 women.
Mayor Steglik and Councilwoman Janjua were in attendance, and everyone showed support by wearing a splash of pink in their outfits.
October 16, 2021
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of Darkness walk on October 16, 2021 saw many members of the community join to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and to honor the memory of those who have been lost to suicide.
The walk was attended and remarks were given by Senator Troy Singleton, Assemblywoman Carol Murphy, Deputy Majority Leader, Mayor Steglik, Deputy Mayor Pritchett, and Councilwoman Karen Cohen.
By creating awareness and understanding the walks hope to #endthestigma and provide support to those struggling.
August 16, 2021
At the Mount Laurel Township Council meeting proclamations were given to three outstanding Mount Laurel residents.
The first proclamation was given to Dorothy Johnson for winning the Ms. New Jersey Senior America Pageant for 2021. Ms. Johnson was among one of eight contestants competing in four judgement categories, including evening gown, philosophy of life, talent, and a private interview.
Dorothy will spend the next year making appearances throughout New Jersey to entertain, educate, and promote the benefits of aging to her peers.
The second proclamation was awarded to Izzy and Pippa Hines for outstanding service in the community.
Izzy and Pippa wrote over 50 letters to senior citizens who have not been able to see their grandchildren due to Covid restrictions. Their goal this summer is to write a letter every day, totaling 166 letters, and will expand their efforts to include children in hospitals in much need of cheer and kindness.
Below Deputy Mayor Pritchett and Councilman Moustakas award Pippa and Izzy their proclamation.
August 11, 2021
Mount Laurel Township hosted a veteran luncheon honoring all those who have served. We thank our veterans for their dedication and service to our country.
The luncheon was attended by Assemblywoman Murphy, Assemblyman Conaway, Burlington County Commissioner Deputy Director O’Connell, Deputy Mayor Pritchett, Councilman Moustakas and Councilwoman Janjua.
May 17, 2021
Mount Laurel Township has unveiled new dedicated parking spaces to Purple Heart recipients and veterans. These dedicated spots are a small token of gratitude for those in the line of service.
The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by Mayor Steglik, Councilwoman Cohen, Burlington County Commissioner Deputy Director Dan O'Connell, Chief of Police Stephen Riedener, Library Director Becky Boydston, and Liz Verna and Gary Vecchio from the Burlington County Military Affairs Committee.
The parking spots will be at 5 locations in Mount Laurel, for a total of 12 veteran allocated parking spaces. These locations are the Mount Laurel Municipal Building, Mount Laurel Library, Laurel Acres, Memorial Park, and the Mount Laurel Police Station/ Court building.