• Vote Tuesday, November 5th for Frank McGehee

    Friends and Neighbors - it is a great honor and privilege to have served the Maplewood community for the past three years and I am asking for your support to serve a 2nd term. Together, we can continue the work to keep our town affordable, enhance safety, and drive sustainability. Together, we can continue preserving our culture of diversity and inclusion, serving as a model for other towns to emulate. Together, we can do anything. ~Frank

  • Accomplishments

    Equality

    • Established Maplewood as a Welcoming Community. 
    • Addressed diversity gaps on Township Boards and Committees.
    • Created food assistance programs for youth.

    Pedestrian Safety

    • Initiated the creation and enhancement of a Traffic Bureau in the Maplewood Police Department.
    • Distributed 3000+ reflective armbands to aid motor vehicles in identify pedestrians.
    • Established new drop off and pickup school zones to protect children and families.
    • Installed traffic calming measures in business districts.

    Community

    • Created the Youth Open Gym night and “Maplewood Mentors” program.
    • Initiated the 1st Haitian Heritage Flag Day Ceremony.

    Sustainability

    • Banned “single use plastic carry-out bags” by retail establishments.
    • Supported the Sustainable Essex Energy Aggregation Initiative providing cheaper and greener energy.

    Shared Municipal Services

    • Serving as a Joint Exploratory Committee member in consolidation Maplewood and South Orange fire services.
    • Aggressively investigating additional shared services opportunities with other surrounding towns.

    Economic Growth

    • Promoted Springfield Avenue Business District to potential small business owners and investors.
    • Committed to revitalizing the Irvington Avenue Business District.
  • Committed to Community

  • Family Frank

    INSIDE THE McGEHEE HOUSEHOLD

     

    My wife, Marie, our talented daughter, Madison and I have been residents of Maplewood since 2013. We have a dog too, Sunshine, a labradoodle. Originally from the Hyde Park section of Chicago, IL, I graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelors in Business Administration in Accounting and received my MBA from the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Business. I am an analytical marketer with experience directing the strategic and day-to-day operations for Digital companies with accountability for generating revenue, engagement while managing expenses.

     

    Marie is a Director of Corporate Communications at a Fortune 100 Company where she is responsible for promoting technologies that are changing how we live, work and play. She is also an active volunteer for several non-profit organizations in Maplewood and Essex County area.

     

    FRANK AND MAPLEWOOD

     

    After relocating to Maplewood, I became immediately involved in the community. I participated in numerous PTA events from the Tuscan Fair to the Spring Fling at Tuscan. I became a regular on “the blacktop“ before joining the executive PTA board as committee co-chair, responsible for recruiting and assisting all committee chairs with the various school events held throughout the year. I also proactively reached out to our local civic leaders expressing my interest to serve on various community boards and attended numerous meetings. As a member of the Maplewood Library Foundation, I co-launched a new fundraising event, Kids Jamboree, to assist with the board’s aim of subsidizing the costs of materials or programs outside the scope of the library’s annual budget to support our wonderful libraries. While serving as a Trustee with the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, I championed an organizational construct initiative to help reposition the organization for continued success in our community. After being elected in 2016, I became chair of the Board of Health and Recreation and Human Services Committee. I serve as a steering member of the Fire Department Shared Services Committee. I also serve as a member of the Finance Committee, Public Safety Committee, Engineering, Public Works & Planning Committee, and Board of School Estimate. Finally, I am the liaison for the Green Team, Sustainability Committee and Youth Net.

     

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