AUGUST 20, 2019

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Borough Council

Keyport is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The governing body consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. The Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle.


Victoria Pacheco - Council President

Victoria Pacheco has been a Councilwoman for the Borough of Keyport since 2017.  She is currently a Staff Associate at the Rutgers AAUP-AFT, the faculty union at Rutgers University.  Prior to coming to the AAUP-AFT in 2017, she worked for many years at the Directors Guild of America and before that with SAG-AFTRA.   She was also a part owner and managing editor of JCDowntown Magazine. In an earlier lifetime she interned for Congressman Frank Pallone.  Victoria believes in the power of the collective voice, whether that is in your community or your work place and has dedicated her career to helping working people find that voice.  She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Labor and Employment Relations from Rutgers University.  Growing up in the Bayshore part of Monmouth County, she developed a great love and appreciate for the miles of beach that line New Jersey and works in her role as Councilwoman to do her part in protecting them.   As Councilwoman she is currently a liaison to the Keyport Environmental Commission, the Police Commission, and is a Trustee to the Keyport Public Library.  She enjoys reading, writing, attempting to run 5K races, and spending time with her husband, daughter, cat and dog.

Matthew Goode, Councilmember

Isaiah Cooper, Councilmember

Since 2014, Isaiah Cooper has been a Councilman for the Borough of Keyport. Councilman Cooper worked in Material Management for United Airlines beginning in 1991 as a Line-Lead and Designated Station Trainer. His responsibilities included day-to-day line operations as well as Safety and Dangerous Goods Packing and Shipping Training. In 1982, he was Legislative Aid to Freeholder Lincoln Turner and prior to that was an Associate Editor for NJ Voice Columnist New Jersey Voice. Councilman Cooper served and was honorably discharged from the US Navy Submarine Forces Pacific, Rank SK3{SS}. He attended Rutgers University for Economics and graduated from Shaw University with a BS in Public Administration and Essex County College with an AAS in Pre-Business.

Joseph Sheridan, Councilmember

Joe Sheridan is finishing his fourth-term on the Keyport Borough Council.  Joe is the father to three great kids with his wife of 28 years, Robin.  Their daughter Taylor has graduated Keyport High School, Brookdale Community College, and Rutgers University.  Their sons Jared and Brody are in the Keyport High School and Central School in 12th and 8th grades respectively.  In addition to his service on council and being involved in his children's sports teams, Joe also volunteers as an EMT/Driver with the Keyport First Aid Squad.

In his 14 years on council he has been elected council president five times and has served 8 years as the Finance Chair, 4 years as the Fire Commissioner, one year as the Police Commissioner, and was on the Master Plan Revision Steering Committee.  He has volunteered at the many events hosted by the Keyport Recreation Commission and Harbor Commission, and serves as liaison to the Finance Committee, Local Emergency Planning Committee, Historical Society, American Legion and the Senior Bus Sub-Committee.

For the past 21 years, he and Robin have called Keyport home.  He grew up in Port Monmouth and graduated Middletown High School North in 1985.  From 1985 to 1991 he served in the U.S. Navy, and for more than four years served on the USS John Marshall, a nuclear fast attack submarine stationed in Norfolk, VA, and is a veteran of the first Gulf War.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Technical Management from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Seton Hall University.  He is employed as a senior project engineer at Valcor Engineering Corporation, a valve manufacturing business, in Springfield, New Jersey.


Dennis Fotopoulos, Councilmember

Delia Sosa McDermott

2019 Council Committees (more info to come)

1. Victoria Pacheco
2. Isaiah Cooper
3. Delia McDermott

Fire/First Aid/Emergency Services
1. Matthew Goode
2. Joseph Sheridan
3. Isaiah Cooper

Recreation and Senior Center
1. Isaiah Cooper
2. Delia McDermott
3. Victoria Pacheco

1. Joseph Sheridan
2. Matthew Goode
3. Dennis Fotopoulos

Personnel Select
1. Dennis Fotopoulos
2. Victoria Pacheco
3. Matthew Goode

Board of Health/Registrar/Recycling/Environmental
1. Dennis Fotopoulos
2. Matthew Goode

Public Works/ Construction/Zoning/Property Maintenance/ Library
1. Delia McDermott
2. Isaiah Cooper
3. Joseph Sheridan

Unified Planning Board
Matthew Goode

Keyport Bayfront Business Cooperative
Delia McDermott

Green Team
Isaiah Cooper

Harbor Commission
Delia McDermott
Victoria Pacheco