MAHWAH, N.J. -- Mayor Bill Laforet, a Mahwah resident for over 60 years, has seen the ups and downs of the community but credits its recent success to his focus on what he refers to as the "four pillars."
"Four pillars of our community, which include low taxes, safe community, great schools and our AAA bond rating, make Mahwah a desired place to live," said Laforet.
Laforet, who is running for reelection this November, believes these four pillars are the central achievements of his time in office. "There are so many positive things we have to celebrate in Mahwah," said Laforet. "This community has become one of the best places to live in the entire state, not just Bergen County," he said.
By keeping important business in town, Mahwah's economy has reaped the benefits. Most notably, Jaguar Land Rover decided to move their North American headquarters to Mahwah, bringing a host of economic opportunities to the community including new jobs and a lower tax rate.
"Economic growth, jobs and a balanced mix of business and residential, give Mahwah the building blocks which will increase our property values and place Mahwah among one of the most desirable places to live in Bergen County," said Laforet. "In Mahwah, we have it all."
With taxes lower than many other communities in New Jersey, Laforet is confident that Mahwah will be one of the most popular places to live in the near future. "Mahwah is ahead of the curve in terms of selling homes faster than most communities," said Laforet. "The reason that is happening is because of the four pillars."
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