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Brian Magovern Mayor


Brian Magovern, the mayor of Belmar was born and raised in Belmar, and has lived in the Magovern family home for 65 years. 

Brian was married to his late wife Jane for 40 years, and is the father to two daughters Meghann and Colleen, and grandfather to Drew, Grant, Rose and Sean. 

Brian earned his Bachelor’s degree from William Paterson University of New Jersey. He taught at St. Rose Grammar School for five years and was then appointed Belmar Recreation Director from 1979 until 2007. Brian recently retired from St. Peter’s Grammar School where he was the physical education teacher. 

Brian was elected to Belmar Council in 2010, 2013 and 2016. He has served as Council President since 2014.  As mayor, Brian is committed to working with the Council and all administrative departments to continue forward progress for Belmar. 

Council responsibilities include:

  • Planning Board Member
  • Council of Churches Liaison
  • Beach Committee (operations and activities)
  • Tourism Committee Member
  • Community Services Committee (including youth services, recreation, senior citizen services)

 Belmar Community Service:

  • 2004-present- Belmar Historical Society (Trustee 2016-18, Co-chair 2008, 2009)
  • 2008- present- Director of the Shade Tree Commission
  • 2004-2015 –Belmar Geese Peace representative and dog handler


  • 2007 – Monmouth County Employee of the Year
  • 2002 Belmar Citizen of the Year
  • The George Hixon Distinguished Kiwanis President Award 1988

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