Carteret, NJ – On Monday June 21, Carteret Mayor Dan Reiman and the Carteret Business Partnership, inc. will host its annual board meeting with special guest Jason Worilds, 2010 draft pick for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The football star attended Carteret High School, playing with the Carteret Ramblers, and graduated in 2006. He played 3 seasons with the Virginia Tech Hokies while earning an undergraduate degree in consumer studies, and was announced as a 2nd round draft pick for the Steelers earlier this year.
The luncheon will be by invitation, with $25 tickets now available through the Office of Economic Development (732 541-3835). The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Demetrius Cathedral Hall, 681-691 Roosevelt Avenue.
Carteret’s SID (Special Improvement District) is a private-sector non-profit organization established through a municipal ordinance, providing legislative powers to a District Management Corporation (DMC) comprised of local business leaders and investors, who levy a special property tax on commercial property, which in turn funds improvements to Carteret’s business districts.
Carteret’s DMC, the “Carteret Business Partnership,” was established in 2003. Since then its Board of Directors, comprised of volunteers, has initiated a range of streetscape improvements, business startup programs, and emergency service equipment upgrades. Since its inception the SID has allocated $5 million towards commercial streetscape enhancements. Over $300,000 has been provided to local emergency services since its establishment.
“The Carteret Business Partnership is comprised of energetic business and community leaders whose ability to think outside the box has facilitated some of our most dramatic local improvements,” Mayor Reiman said. “With his record of athletic and scholastic achievement, Jason Worilds will be an appropriate highlight to this year’s annual SID board meeting, and fitting homage to his hometown.”