Office of the Mayor

City Hall, 233 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Sea Isle City, NJ  08243
9am-4pm, Monday-Friday

Mayor Leonard C. Desiderio
Phone 609-263-4461, Ext. 1245
Fax 609-263-2142

Assistant to the Mayor
Pattiann Ponichtera
Phone 609-263-4461, Ext. 1245
Fax 609-263-2142


MAYOR’S MESSAGE - February 15, 2018

During the February 13 City Council Meeting, I presented Sea Isle City’s 2018 Municipal Budget to Council and I also delivered my annual State of the City Address. During my yearly speech, I was very happy to report that the state of our City is, indeed, very good – especially concerning our municipality’s finances.

I am certain that everyone will be delighted to learn that Sea Isle City property owners will not experience a tax rate increase in 2018, and that this is the fifth year in a row that there will be no increase in utility rates (thanks to our very strong utility fund, which has resulted in no new utility debt).  Additionally, our surplus is the highest it has been in the past decade ($5 million) despite the fact that we have incorporated and fully funded our newly formed paid EMS Division.

Also during my State of the City Address, I announced that the City will be funding 5-nights of entertainment at the Excursion Park Band Shell this summer. Due to an opening in this year’s entertainment line-up, we are adding two additional evenings of City-sponsored events to our usual weekly schedule, including a new “Classic Movie Night” featuring award winning films from yesteryear and an additional evening of live music – so we can all look forward to a very enjoyable summer at Excursion Park.

As exciting as our positive financial report and prospects for another wonderful year are, there was also a presentation from the Cape May County American Legion during the February 13 Council meeting.  It is always a pleasure to welcome representatives from the American Legion to town – especially when they are here to honor our veterans, POW’s and our military members who are still Missing in Action.  However, this time they came to Sea Isle to present Certificates of Appreciation to our Police, Ambulance and Fire Departments, which was very gracious of them.  I would like to thank Commander Sherrylee Govoni and all of the members of the American Legion for taking the time to spotlight the good work that is being performed by our local police officers, emergency medical personnel and volunteer firefighters – and I whole-heartedly agree that our first responders do a fine job!

In other news, this weekend is Sea Isle’s annual Polar Bear Plunge Weekend, which is always greatly anticipated by many residents and visitors. I encourage you to go to to learn all about the Polar Bear events that are taking place so you can enjoy every moment of the festivities.  Also, don’t forget that Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, so mark your calendars now for Sea Isle’s 2018 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 17.

Wishing you and yours a very happy and safe President’s Day Weekend!
Smile…You’re in Sea Isle! 

Mayor Leonard C. Desiderio


2017 State of the City Address

Sea Isle City Mission & Values Statement | Veteran Welcome Home Ceremony


Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Register