At its annual reorganization meeting on Jan. 3, the Holmdel Township Committee elected DJ Luccarelli as mayor of Holmdel and Rocco Impreveduto as deputy mayor.
Mayor Luccarelli has lived in Holmdel his entire life. He resides in the township with his wife, Nila, and their three daughters Milena, Belen and Alessandra. The mayor was previously the vice president and owner of Dearborn Market. He is currently the proprietor of Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea in the historic Hahne Building in Newark, where he also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Newark Downtown District. Prior to being elected to the Township Committee, Mayor Lucarelli served on the Holmdel Zoning Board. He has been an active member of the community, as a member of the Holmdel Kiwanis for more than 20 years and as an active supporter of the Holmdel Township Police Department, who awarded the mayor PBA Man of the Year in 2007.
Deputy Mayor Impreveduto is an alumnus of Holmdel High School and has been actively involved in the Holmdel community since moving back home to the township a decade ago. The deputy mayor attended Penn State University where he majored in communications. He is currently a vice president and general manager of a global provider of information services and software solutions. Prior to being elected to the Township Committee, Deputy Mayor Impreveduto served on the Holmdel Recreation Committee and the Holmdel Planning Board. He also volunteered his time as a HYAA coach and as a member of the Monmouth County Bayshore Outfall Authority.
Commenting on the occasion of his election, Mayor Luccarelli stated, “I’m excited for the year ahead, and I am looking forward to leading the Township Committee in providing efficient services to our residents, ensuring the safety of our citizens and their property and continuing to build strong relationships with our community partners.”
Deputy Mayor Impreveduto added, “Over the past few months, we have improved the committee’s relationship with the Board of Education, initiated a new tax relief program and provided an official forum for our residents from diverse populations. We look forward to continuing this good work in the year ahead.”
Also at the meeting, newly elected Committee Members Brian Foster and Kim LaMountain were sworn into office. Committeeman Foster has been serving on the Township Committee since September after having been appointed to fill a vacancy.