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The Mayor is responsible for overseeing departments and executing policies, including:
- Assuring that all Borough services are delivered to the citizens of Somerdale in an effective, efficient, and equitable manner and in compliances with Borough Council policy
- Overseeing long-range planning and improvement of departmental management and service delivery
- Serving as a catalyst for developing community-wide goals and mobilizing the resources to attain them
- Serving as the primary outreach arm of the Borough government to other cities and other government entities
George Badey, a dedicated public servant with a rich history of service to his community, currently holds the esteemed position of first-year Mayor in the Borough of Somerdale. Born and raised in Somerdale, George’s commitment to the town is evident throughout his extensive career and as an active member of the community.
George’s journey in public service began 26 years ago when he joined the Borough of Somerdale Police Department as a Police Officer. Throughout his distinguished career, he climbed the ranks and retired as a sergeant. His dedication to law enforcement extended beyond the borough, as he served as the Sterling High School Resource Officer from 1999 to 2018, ensuring a safe and secure learning environment for the students.
A proud alum of Sterling High School’s Class of ’81 and Somerdale Park School’s Class of ’77, George’s roots in the community run deep. At the age of 5, he moved to Raws Ave, Somerdale, attended Our Lady of Grace School, and later transferred to Somerdale Park School in second grade.
George’s involvement in community activities has been diverse, from playing baseball for Somerdale Father & Son to volunteering as a coach and umpire. At the age of 18, he joined the Somerdale Volunteer Fire Department No.1, further solidifying his commitment to the well-being of Somerdale.
In 1986, George married Donna (Nocito), and together, they have shared 37 years of marriage. Their family expanded with the arrival of daughters Christine Brennan (Martin) and Kelli.
After briefly moving out of town, George and Donna returned to Somerdale in 1989, driven by their love for the community they grew up in. In 1991, George attended the Gloucester County Police Academy and graduated in 1992, marking the beginning of his impactful career in law enforcement.
Inspired by his passion for community service, George began his first term on council in 2019. Now, as Mayor, George expresses his deep honor, humility, and excitement at the opportunity to lead the town. His unique journey, encompassing roles as a fireman, police officer, and now mayor, reflects a lifelong commitment to the betterment of Somerdale.
With a steadfast “community first” approach, Mayor George Badey is determined to ensure that Somerdale remains a desirable place to live and raise a family, continuing its legacy as a vibrant and welcoming community.
George enjoys spending time with his wife Donna and daughters Christine and Kelli and doting on his two grandchildren Mackenzie & Logan.