WASHINGTON, D.C.-Jackson Township Mayor Michael Reina has been selected as one of 75 mayors across America to meet on Wednesday with President Donald Trump to discuss America’s infrastructure.
Reina, mayor of the 55,000 resident community situated in the middle of New Jersey will be joined by Mayor William Pikolycky of Woodbine as part of the New Jersey delegation.
Invitations went out to selected mayors last week out of among nearly 1,000 who were vying for the opportunity. There will be an initial discussion with the President on the country’s infrastructure followed by meetings with representatives from federal agencies.
“I’m humbled to have to been selected and honored to be chosen to meet with President Trump,” Reina said tonight.
New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio is the headlining mayor at the event, which also features mayors from Happy Valley, Oregon; Carson City, Nevada and others.
For Deblasio, it will be his first meeting with the President since Trump took office nearly a year ago.
The delegation is expected to meet with President Trump at 3 pm in the East Wing of the White House. Reina, a Republican was a staunch supporter of Donald Trump during the President’s election campaign, despite the local Jackson GOP Club splitting their nomination votes equally between Trump, John Kasich and Ted Cruz.
One Jackson council member even wrote a $2,600 check to Trump’s opponent, Jeb Bush during the election cycle.
The Ocean County GOP, led by Chairman George Gilmore, was the first County GOP organization in New Jersey to openly endorse Trump for President.