Mayor Owen Henry

A Message from Mayor Henry

Dear Residents:

Happy New Year! Best wishes for a healthy, safe and successful 2021!

As we reflect on this past year, 2020 was certainly an unprecedented one.  I would like to express my appreciation to the Old Bridge Township employees for their dedication and service to our community.  Your outstanding work, performed each day to address the needs of our residents, enhances the quality of life in our community. 

Also, I would like to acknowledge the relentless work of our front-line workers and first responders.  The extraordinary circumstances you continually faced did not deter you from sacrificing your safety for the health and well-being of our residents.

Furthermore, my heartfelt appreciation is extended to the residents and partners of Old Bridge Township who have made a significant effort to give back to the community over the past year. We have witnessed your generosity through donations to the Old Bridge Food Bank, toy drives and the first ever Old Bridge Township Drive Through Food Drive.   You have truly made a difference!

In our efforts to keep residents safe and to prevent the potential spreading of COVID-19 throughout the holiday season, Old Bridge Township and the Old Bridge Township School District initiated COVID-19 testing at Old Bridge Township High School.  To date, Old Bridge provided testing to over 3,000 residents. We will continue to provide COVID-19 testing through the month of January.

The winter season is underway at the John Piccolo Ice Arena.  The Recreation Department’s 2021 Winter Brochure is available and there is plenty to do during the season!  For complete details and additional information, residents can visit www.oldbridge.com. 

I look forward to 2021.  May this new year be one of good health, abundance and prosperity to all in our great community. 

Sincerely,

Mayor Owen Henry

Mayor's Bio

Mayor Owen Henry

Mayor Owen Henry was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, and moved to Old Bridge Township in 1961 with his family. Mayor Henry still resides in the same home his parents originally purchased.

 As a student growing up in Old Bridge, Mayor Henry attended Voorhees Elementary School, St. Thomas the Apostle School and in 1977 Mayor Henry graduated from Cedar Ridge High School; now known as Old Bridge High School.  Mayor Henry went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Trenton State College (The College of New Jersey) in 1981.

 In 1996, Mayor Owen Henry established his own business, Owen Henry Contracting, Inc. The Company specializes in industrial building construction and maintenance, servicing the utility industry throughout the State of New Jersey.  The Corporation is affiliated with The Association of Union Contractors and is signatory to the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee.

 Mayor Owen Henry has volunteered his services to our community in several official roles. Mayor Henry served as an elected member of the Old Bridge Township Board of Education.  Mayor Henry was appointed to the Old Bridge Planning Board and was an active member on the Old Bridge Environmental Commission.

Mayor Henry Honors:

Congregation Beth Ohr – 2018

Old Bridge Business Alliance – 2017

The Fillipino American Community – 2017, 2015 & 2012

ICOB Academy – 2014

New Jersey Clean Communities – 2013

Trenton State University for the Distinguished Alumni Award

Cedar Ridge High School – Wall of Fame 2012

Business Leader of the Year – 2008 by the Old Bridge Chamber of Commerce

Top 50 High School Football Players from Old Bridge – 2013

Mayor Henry believes it is very important to give back to a community which has given him so much.  Privately, over the years, Mayor Henry has offered scholarships to many St. Thomas the Apostle graduates, as a chance to further their catholic school education, to attend a Catholic High School of their choice.  The Mayor has contributed his talents fundraising for non-profit local causes, more specifically the Sayreville Association for Brain Injured Children.  As a member of the Madison Township Historical Society, Mayor Henry has donated his materials and time for their restoration project.

Mayor Owen Henry has always set aside special time to be with his family and his two children Owen Jr. and Valerie.  He is now the proud grandfather of Joseph Owen, who is the apple of his eye. In the Mayor’s spare time, one of Mayor Henry’s favorite past times is buying and selling Lionel Trains.

Mayor Henry’s wonderful Holiday train display in his office has become a beloved tradition for all to enjoy.  Many residents just stop in and ask if they can take pictures of his set-up.  It is most beautiful, and with four sets of trains running at the same time it is quite an accomplishment that will be remembered for years to come.