City of Plainfield
City of Plainfield

mayor adrian o. mapp

515 Watchung Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060

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Message from the Mayor

City of Plainfield

Greetings from Mayor Adrian O. Mapp:

I cannot think of a more exciting time to be Mayor of our great city. Not only are we experiencing a renaissance marked by redevelopment and economic resurgence. 2019 also gives us the opportunity to celebrate two historic milestones in our City’s history; the 150th year of Plainfield’s incorporation as a city and City Hall’s 100th birthday.

It is a monumental task to try and encapsulate 150 years of life in one year, but Plainfield's rich history is one that deserves to be celebrated. From historic buildings and homes to eclectic music like P-Funk; from athletes like Milt Campbell to history-making anti-segregationists like Charles and Anna Booker; from Jazz great Bill Evans to New Jersey’s oldest symphony, Plainfield is alive with history and this year we will bring that history to life.

Plainfield’s City Hall looks fantastic despite its very senior 100 years. From its distinctive cupola to brick masonry, and the rich architectural detail on display in every room, it is always a pleasure to enter and work in this building; it stands as a beautiful edifice that exemplifies our rich heritage.

The timing of these anniversaries are most apropos as we are poised to move into a new era of development and prosperity. Even as we look back and celebrate, the landscape ahead is changing as Plainfield writes another chapter in its history. Redevelopment projects are underway in every ward in our city, investors are showing their confidence with half a billion dollars committed to date, unemployment continues to fall, and our arts and cultural community is on the rise. It is an exhilarating time in Plainfield.

I invite you to join us in 2019 as we have planned a year of educational and culturally enriching festivities which will celebrate our past while showcasing our rich and diverse community. Plainfield is the place to be, and we welcome everyone!

Creating One Plainfield, One Future 

Mayor Adrian O. Mapp