Joseph A. Brigandi, Jr. has served as Administrator for the Borough of Glassboro since 1999. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the municipality, including oversight of the $300 million Rowan Boulevard/downtown redevelopment project, the largest municipal construction project in the state of New Jersey. Rowan Boulevard is a joint venture with the Borough of Glassboro, Rowan University, and private developers, and is expected to attract as many as 60 new retail stores and restaurants, boosting the local economy by more than $48 million annually. More than 70,000 sq. ft. of retail space already has been reserved for the project, which officially broke ground in March 2009.
Overall, Glassboro’s entire revitalization, including Rowan Boulevard, is expected to feature more than 125 new retail establishments with the potential of infusing the local economy with $225 million in annual sales. In addition to $300 million in private investment, an additional $3 million in roadway construction was funded by NJDOT and Federal sources and a $1 million Rowan University grant to the Borough of Glassboro covers planning and pre-construction expenses.
In addition to his service to the Borough, Joe served 13 years on the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders beginning in1998.
Oversaw the Department of Education and Economic Development Including:
The Department of Business and Economic Development, The Division of Workforce Development The Division of Community Development The Workforce Investment Board
Oversaw the Board of Elections, Gloucester County College Oversaw the Gloucester County Institute of TechnologyOversaw Special Services School District Oversaw Office of the Superintendent of Schools
Served on the Board of School Estimates Served on County Capital Improvement CommitteeLiaison to the Department of Educational and Disability Services Served on Disabled Persons Advisory Council. Co-chaired the Gloucester County Alliance for Action
Served as a Councilman in Glassboro from 1991-1998, as Council President for two years. During his term as Council President, he reduced Glassboro’s property taxes significantly in both 1996 and 1997. Joe also spearheaded the creation of the Glassboro Economic Development Corporation, where he served as a founding member and vice-chairman of the corporation.
Joe Brigandi earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Rutgers University in 1978. He has coached youth soccer, basketball, and baseball in park and recreation programs. Joe and his family are members of St. Bridget’s Roman Catholic Church in Glassboro. He is also a founding member and former Vice President of the Boys and Girls Club of Glassboro.