With Rumson's New Year reorganization, came a few changes that Mayor John Ekdahl reflected on in his annual speech and in a recent chat.
First, longtime Councilwoman Joan DeVoe retired from her political career after six terms on the dais.
"Yes, Joan was with us for 18 years," Ekdahl said. "Joan also served on several committees, namely Recreation and the Historic Preservation Committee. She will be missed. Though we are very happy to have Laura Atwell now joining us. She comes to us from the Zoning Board, where she's spent about four years."
In addition to council, Ekdahl mentioned the borough's having spent time on the borough's police department additions: Patrolman Cody Lovgren, now completing his first year with the department; and Special Officer Brian Miller, who has completed his Class II and FTO training and "is now on the road …"