Mayor Owen Henry
A Message from Mayor Henry
Dear Old Bridge Residents:
In our efforts to continue to keep residents healthy, Old Bridge Township and the Old Bridge Board of Education will extend COVID-19 testing through March. Testing will be held at the Old Bridge High School Parking Lot, located at 4209 County Road 516 on Saturdays from 9am to 2pm. Results will be received the following day of testing via email. Old Bridge residents will need to bring their driver’s license and insurance cards. For details please visit the township website.
Old Bridge Township Municipal Offices have received numerous calls from residents regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. Old Bridge will provide any updates on information we receive on these COVID -19 vaccinations via our website and social media platforms. For the most up to date COVID-19 vaccination information in Middlesex County, we urge residents to visit www.middlesexcountynj.gov/covid19 or the County Call Center at 732-745-3100. The State has a call center to assist individuals without internet access in scheduling appointments. The toll-free number is 855-568-0545.
The Township of Old Bridge has appropriated $100,000 of its federal Community Development Block Grant CARES Funds (CDBG-CV) for the Small Business Assistance Program; approximately 20 Old Bridge Township businesses have already secured assistance. An additional $100,000 is available to assist 20 additional Old Bridge Township businesses eligible to receive Small Business assistance. The program is being established to provide working capital funds to the community’s small businesses that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and have not received assistance from the SBA. For more information and to fill out an application, please visit oldbridge.com/smallbusinessgrant.
Our Parks and Recreation department is now accepting field permit applications for the Spring 2021 season. Also, the Departments Spring program Brochure is available with classes starting in Mid-March. For information and to view the class offerings please visit oldbridge.com/recreation.
Please continue to stay safe and be well. Thank you.
Mayor Owen Henry
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.