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John Everitt for New Providence Borough Council

John Everitt Candidate Statement

  

Having a genuine love and pulse of the community, a fresh perspective, and something to bring to the table, is so important when stepping up, seeking to represent our Borough. I love New Providence, especially our small hometown look and feel. I love the people and I love our community here. I chose New Providence as my home, as my home-base for my businesses, and for my commercial real estate. I am personally and professionally fully invested in our community and offer the people of New Providence my service, business acumen, IT expertise, and a fresh perspective to help keep our community affordable, run more efficiently, preserve our small hometown look and feel, and help improve our media and communications, while tackling the tough issues facing our community. It is important for elected officials to keep what works, while continually striving to improve, evolve, grow, and refresh. It is equally as important to do so with due diligence, and with inclusivity, especially of those most deeply impacted. As your councilman, I promise to always be open minded, inclusive, transparent, listen to all ideas, do my homework, and always work for the betterment of our community, representing you fully, selflessly, and to the very best of my ability in all that I say and in all that I do.


As a 25+ resident of New Providence, and local business owner of the EverTech Corporation and Properties Automated, LLC, both located at 180 South Street in New Providence, and as a New Providence commercial real estate owner, I have a unique perspective to offer our community. Also, as an IT professional with over 30 years in the industry, I offer a truly unique set of qualifications to serve on our New Providence Borough Council.

Here is my story and background:


  • I am the founder of EverTech® Corporation (12/31/1985), a technology company that has evolved and re-invented itself many times with a unique characteristic of continuous operations and ownership over the last 33  years. From humble beginnings, EverTech was started in the basement of my parent’s home. Nine months later, I carefully chose 180 South Street in New Providence, and am still here as an active member of our New Providence community. EverTech has been the recipient of numerous industry awards and continues a proud history of “Innovative IT Solutions.” Today,  EverTech has expertise in the IT of Today with: IT Security, Website Technology, Social Media, VoIP and other Cloud Platforms including Microsoft Office 365.


  • I originally purchased a single office condominium in 1986, at 180 South Street, New Providence. The location was chosen based on an excellent central location for travel and its many amenities creating an excellent workplace for staff.  As EverTech grew, so did its need for additional office space prompting the purchases of additional office condominiums, fortunately contiguous, and in the same building. These units were held by the second business that I own in New Providence called at the time, Automated Properties, Inc. In 2004, after completing the purchase of all eight office condominium units, a new entity, Properties Automated LLC was born as a fee simple ownership and replaced the condominium association. I am very proud of owning this property and being directly involved in its evolution.   


  • EverTech Corporation was a NJ State Contract vendor for 13 years. During this time, I was personally instrumental in the setup and deployment of a connected network for NJ Department of Human Services staff and facilities (the largest employer) at its peak we had 10,000 PC’s networked together. In addition, the NJ State Contract allowed EverTech to actively participate as a preferred vendor in local government, county government, educational institutions from kindergarten through college and quasi government institutions.  I have extensive experience in contracting, coordinating and maintaining IT systems in all of these environments.


  • In 1998, as the president of EverTech, I was tasked with the challenge of coordinating the involvement of local schools, technology manufacturer’s and county government to develop a program to supply 25,000 computers to enhance the technology skills of students. The TECH 2000 Computer Program was a great success for the public and private schools in Camden County, NJ.  This program was the first of its kind receiving national press. I was awarded a Proclamation from the Camden County Chosen Freeholders for my services to the community and its enhancement to the education of  students.


  • Upon moving to Heritage Village here in New Providence, I was approached to help with the Heritage Village Condominium Association at 1776 Springfield Avenue, became a Board Member after one year of residency, and then was elected the Association’s President 2 years later where I currently still serve in this capacity today. 


  • I am the past President of the New Providence Lions Club. I joined as a member in 2012 and was immediately asked to help revamp many aspects of the club’s technology and then it’s operations including many of the digital/print media collateral. In my capacity as President, fundraising increased, and giving increased by 80% in two years. I initiated a process creating a better organizational structure for the club. Those efforts continue today, and I am still very much involved. I was appointed as Lion’s Club District Zone Chairperson to assist nine local communities and their respective Clubs. I believe giving back is so important and what I am all about.


  • I have been asked and have volunteered for many New Providence Borough Committees and Community Organizations throughout the years including New Providence Republican Committee Elected Committee Member, Vice-Chair, and Executive Committee Member working closely with our Mayor and with our Union County GOP officials, managing technical administration, scheduling and planning, and establishing two separate call center operations at my facilities. I am also a member of the New Providence Economic Development Committee, New Providence Technology Committee, William Paca Club, and New Providence Business & Professional Association. I do my best to add value, work with everyone, and provide my expertise to get results. 


Experience

  • President, CEO & Founder | EverTech Corporation | From 12/31/1985 To Present
  • Managing Member | Properties Automated LLC | From 1/15/1990 To Present
  • President | Heritage Village Condominium Association | From 1/1/2008 To Present
  • Prior President & Current Member | New Providence Lions Club | From 4/1/12 To Present
  • Vice Chairman | New Providence Republican Committee | From 4/1/17 To Present
  • Lead Consultant to CEO | Proxima Corporation | San Diego, CA | 6/1/1996 - 8/1/1999


Education

Bachelor of Arts in Economics | May 1982 | Cook College, Rutgers University

  • Major:  Economics
  • Minor:  Finance
  • Graduated as a George H. Cook Scholar, Dean List all 8 semesters attended


I am a fiscal conservative with a strong record of getting results in all aspects of my professional and community service. I am completely committed to doing all I can to protect hard earned taxpayer dollars, improve efficiency, media/communications, and tackle the current issues facing our community with my sleeves rolled up. My door is always open to you. Please feel free to contact me any time. I would greatly appreciate your input and your support for my candidacy for New Providence Borough Council. The Union County Republican Committee and the (official) New Providence Republican Committee have endorsed me and I will be running as their candidate choice on the Republican Line in the upcoming Republican Primary on June 4th. I am also honored to have the endorsement, support, and confidence of Mayor Al Morgan. It would be my greatest honor to have your support and confidence to represent you and our community as your Councilman. Please vote on Tuesday, June 4th in the New Providence Republican Primary.


For more information and to learn more about John Everitt for New Providence Borough Council, please contact John Everitt at (908) 930-9658 or via email at jeveritt@evertech.net.

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Michele Matsikoudis for Borough Council

Michele Matsikoudis Candidate Statement

It is my privilege to accept the endorsement of the New Providence Republican Committee for a nomination to Borough Council.  As I seek my first term, I look forward to hearing your concerns and earning your support. Living in New Providence for more than 20 years, and recognizing what this town has provided to my family, I am embracing this opportunity to give back to the community.


As you consider supporting me for Borough Council, I would like to share a few issues I consider a priority for our town: In the wake of court-mandated high-density housing, I am concerned about the increasing demand on our infrastructure, including wastewater, traffic, parking, and our student population. Pedestrian safety is clearly a growing concern as well. Fiscal responsibility, including keeping taxes low and controlling spending is critical. Confronting these issues becomes especially challenging as we work to maintain services and programs while controlling costs. Continued, thoughtful planning and a commitment of time and energy will be required of all Borough Council members to keep our town running smoothly. I am confident that my longevity in town, combined with my professional experience and my volunteer service will enable me to address these challenges successfully. 


My decision to run for Council came after much thought and consideration. I feel strongly that having a diverse Borough Council, where members bring unique ideas and perspectives plus work and life experiences will create an environment that serves the entire community. Only with diversity on Council can a senior citizen, a stay-at-home mom, a commuter, a new family, residents of various religions and cultures as well as the numerous small businesses feel represented in local government. 


For those who don’t know me, my personal story is a familiar one. Prior to starting a family, I was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley in their Municipal Bond Department. During that time, our first son, John Jr. was born. I continued working outside the home until our twins, William and Lillie were born in 2000. With three young children, I decided to pause my career and devote my time and energy to raising our family and volunteering in multiple community organizations. 


I joined the PTA and served consecutive terms as President of the PTA at Salt Brook School and the New Providence Middle School. In these roles, my most significant contributions included successful fundraising for the schools and initiating and implementing programs and activities between the Middle School and the Recreation Department. These programs are still in existence today. During this time I was also invited to participate in PBSIS, a character education and positive behavior initiative run through the NJ State Dept. of Education. New Providence Middle School was one of the few schools selected statewide to participate in the pilot program.

 

In my volunteer capacity with the New Providence Education Foundation, I assisted with their fundraising efforts. The Corporate Sponsorship Program, which was my focus, raised in excess of $125,000 during my tenure. The Foundation has raised almost $1,000,000 since its inception.


Currently, I am serving on the New Providence Board of Health and the Economic Development Committee.  Volunteering on these boards is very rewarding and and has strengthened my desire to serve the community on Borough Council.


In 2012, I returned to the workforce in the role of Business Development with Worth, Ltd.; a women’s luxury clothing company that helps empower women through their own personal style. Most recently, I have taken a new position with the Sue Adler Team of Keller Williams in Business Development and as a Realtor Associate. 


I want you to know how seriously I take the responsibility of representing and working for YOU.  To serve on Borough Council is a great honor granted by you, the residents. I am fully committed to earning that privilege and more importantly, I am fully committed to dedicating my time and energy to this position and to continuing to listen to your concerns, needs, and goals for the future of New Providence.  Please consider voting for me in this election.  If you would like additional information about me and follow my candidacy, please visit my Facebook page, Michele Matsikoudis for New Providence Borough Council, or reach out to me directly at Matsiforcouncil@gmail.com.

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