Bridgeton's Mayor and City Council

Mayor and City Council

William D. Spence

Councilman Bill Spence was elected to his first term on Bridgeton City Council in 2006 and again in 2010 as part of a slate headed by Mayor Albert Kelly; serving as Council President on two separate occasions during that time. Mr. Spence was elected to his third four-year term on City Council in November of 2014 as part of the Kelly-backed slate of candidates. In his role as a member of Council, Mr. Spence serves as City Council liaison to several departments including; Police & Fire, Recreation, Public Works, and Housing Code Enforcement.

Prior to his service as a member of City Council, Mr. Spence worked in a number of professional capacities including three decades as a technician with Verizon (formerly NJ Bell and Bell Atlantic), substitute teacher within the Bridgeton Public School System, and service in the New Jersey National Guard. His tenure with Verizon/Bell Atlantic includes 10 years as a union delegate.

Over the years, Councilman Spence attended at Cumberland County College, Upsala College, and York Junior College. In addition, Councilman Spence graduated from Cumberland County VO-Tech's Culinary Arts Program as a member of the Honor Society.

Councilman Spence remains active in a number of civic roles including Bridgeton Main Street Association Board member; serving also as Chair of the Main Street Design Team Committee, Co-Chair of the Crabfest and Riverfest Committees, and Co-Chair of the Bridgeton Holiday House Tour. He also served on the Board of the Bridgeton Area Police Athletic League.