Borough of Closter

295 Old Closter Dock Road    ♦     Closter, New Jersey 07624    ♦    201-784-0600

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Mayor John Glidden

(Wed Jan 28, 2015)


Mayor Glidden served as a Councilman in Closter from 2004 to 2014. In January, 2015, he assumed the Office of Mayor. While on the Council, Mayor Glidden served as Police commissioner, DPW Chair, Member of the Zoning Board, Liaison to the Closter School Board, the Closter Recreation Commission, and the Closter Coaches Association.

Prior to his election in Closter, Mayor Glidden served in numerous public voluntary positions throughout New Jersey. In 1984 he was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Englewood Hospital, and later served as a Trustee of the Bergen Pines Hospital and The New Jersey Health Research and Educational Trust. In 1985, Mr. Glidden was appointed by Governor Thomas Kean to serve as commissioner of the NJ Governor’s Commission on Capital Formation for Health Care Facilities. From 1992 until 2003 Mr. Glidden was Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Bergen County Utilities Authority.

Mr. Glidden is a graduate of Union College and served in the Viet Nam War as a USAF C-130  Command Pilot. He resides with his wife and three children in Closter.