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A message from Washington Township Mayor Joann Gattinelli for week of April 19

Washington Township Mayor Joann Gattinelli

Catalytic Converter Etching Free Event

I was honored to join Chief Pat Gurcsik and National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). The NICB, Washington Township Police Department and Meineke Car Care partnered up for a sold out three-day event. Meineke is etching and stamping VIN numbers into the vehicle’s catalytic converters. The vehicles are then registered to a secured data base and helping to detect the thefts of catalytic converters. This event took place on April 10-12 at the Turnersville, Meineke. Please reach out to NICB if you have any questions regarding catalytic converter theft.

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Small Group Budget Meeting

We are pleased to announce that the Washington Township Finance Department will be hosting, Small Group Budget meetings for the 2023 Washington Township Municipal Budget. All residents are invited to meet with the Washington Township CFO Colette Bachich, Assistant CFO James Walker and Council President Anthony DellaPia about ideas or questions for the 2023 Municipal Budget. We welcome all resident ideas and feedback.
The following dates are set for Small Group Budget Meetings:

  • April 20 and May 12 – 8 a.m.
  • April 26 and May 10 – 6 p.m.
  • April 27 and May 11 – noon.

Meetings will be in the Council Room at the Municipal Building. Please contact, Suzie Barone, confidential aide for Mayor Gattinelli at (856) 589-0529 ext. 2283 to sign up.

The Battle of the Badges

I am pleased to announce the friendly competition is on! My administration, along with the police and fire departments, announced there will be a Battle of the Badges Blood Drive on
Tuesday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Washington Township Senior Center
located at 315 Greentree Dr.

Blood donors must choose which department they would like to donate for: Team Fire or Team Police. The winner will receive an award, as well as bragging rights for the year! I am proud to share that Washington Township was the first municipality in Gloucester County to host a Battle of the Badges Blood Drive with the American Red Cross.

We ask if you’re eligible to donate blood, to please consider signing up to donate at www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: Washington Township BOB. To find out if you’re eligible, you may visit the Red Cross website, or call 1-866-236-3276. One blood donation can save up to three lives. We look forward to seeing residents signing up to make a difference in people’s lives at Washington Township’s Battle of the Badges. May the best department win!


Spring Loose-leaf pick up will end April 28. Leaves will be picked up the day after your trash day. Please make sure that cars are parked away from the pile of leaves and that no grass, dirt or branches are included in the pile.

Joann Gattinelli, Mayor of Washington Township



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