Mayor’s Welcome

Welcome to Woodbridge Township: The Crossroads of New Jersey
Woodbridge Township – chartered in 1669 as the first incorporated municipality in the Province of East Jersey – celebrated its 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary in 2019. Today, Woodbridge Township is composed of 10 towns – Avenel, Colonia, Fords, Hopelawn, Iselin, Keasbey, Menlo Park Terrace, Port Reading, Sewaren and Woodbridge Proper – and has for the past 350 years maintained the feel of small-town America while offering residents quiet, tree-lined neighborhoods, local schools within a short walk and a responsive government focused on the needs of those who choose to live, work, educate their children and recreate in our community.

As Mayor of Woodbridge Township, I am pleased to report that the Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce has been steadfast in their partnership with the Township Administration as we share the vision of a vital business-oriented community offering the best services to residents and visitors. Our partnership has advanced development initiatives and has continually sought opportunities whereby corporate headquarters and offices, industry and business, retail and shopping centers, residents and visitors, have come together to contribute to the betterment of our community in support of the unparalleled first-class business environment that is Woodbridge Township.

Over the past several years, we successfully engaged economic development that served as the engine that allowed us to drive a historic $40 million investment in our schools to construct new turf fields (football/soccer, baseball and softball), outdoor athletic tracks and sport facilities, gymnasium improvements, elementary school playgrounds, auditorium seating and the Theater at Woodbridge Middle School; these improvements benefit not just school children but the entire Woodbridge Township community that utilizes the facilities.

As a result of these investments, the township will generate nearly $8 million annually from the development projects – projects that were provided tax incentives by the township to encourage investment in Woodbridge. By offering tax incentives, we ensured that these companies would invest in Woodbridge – bringing several thousand jobs to our citizens with the added benefit of tax-free financing to expand and renovate school district and community infrastructure.

We recently updated the Woodbridge NOW – Buy Local APP where businesses, residents and visitors stay connected with just one touch. The Woodbridge NOW APP is the best source for what’s happening in Woodbridge Township, featuring a business directory, community event calendar, current video highlighting local events, concerts, interviews, sports, business openings and more. Get the latest local news feeds and updates from local news agencies. Find the nearest parking so you can explore everything Woodbridge. Connect to businesses, residents and customers through Facebook and Twitter and share with your friends and access links to web sites – Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce, Woodbridge Township, Woodbridge Community Center and The Club at Woodbridge, the Avenel Performing Arts Center, Woodbridge Arts & Events and so much more. Use the Woodbridge NOW – Buy Local APP as your one-stop source for everything Woodbridge. It’s FREE. Download it now to stay connected.

In concert with the Greater Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Woodbridge Economic Development Corporation, we welcome you to learn more about our great township and the many commercial opportunities that exist throughout our “Ten Towns.” To learn more about the great business and residential opportunities in Woodbridge Township, visit the township website at or call my office at (732) 602‑6015. We look forward to welcoming you to Woodbridge!

Best Regards,

Mayor John E. McCormac
Woodbridge Township