By maintaining his promises to make the township safe and clean. Violent crime has been reduced by 80% with only four homicides occurring in 2016, which is the lowest number of homicides in the township in four decades; $4 million in additional revenue has been generated; 35 illegal guns have been seized; more than 60 vacant and abandoned homes have been demolished; and 54 streets have been paved and improved.
Mayor Vauss continues to work tirelessly to bring his hometown back to its former glory. He attends almost every council meeting and public hearing with the desire to remain abreast on events occurring within the Township.
Moreover, at council meetings and public hearings, Mayor Vauss frequently engages Irvington’s residence directly by addressing their concerns and galvanizing them to become involved in their local government. Through his progressive leadership, Mayor Vauss has forged collaborative relationships with the County of Essex, the State of New Jersey, and with mayors of neighboring municipalities including, East Orange, West Orange, Hillside and Newark.
He has also accumulated an impressive collection of acknowledgments and awards for his work as the leader of the Township of Irvington including: