Public Affairs

Public Affairs & Recreation


Department of Public Affairs
John Alexander, Director




J.C. Martin, Recreation
Keegan Recreation Center
522 Wood Street
Burlington NJ 08016

M-F 11am-5pm

TEL: 609-386-4070
FAX: 609-386-0766


John Alexander, Public Affairs
City Hall
525 High Street
Burlington NJ 08016

M-F 9am-5pm

TEL: 609-386-0200 x115 
FAX: 609-386-0214




Health & Vital Statistics
Tourism Council
Celebrations & Public Events
Boat Ramp


The Director of the Department of Public Affairs, is known as the Public Affairs Director. This Department, under the supervision of the Mayor and Administrator, performs all appropriate functions respecting City public affairs, including:

  • Oversight, Recreation Division
  • Administration, Boat Ramp Division
  • Public Relations & Public Information Officer
  • Administrator of Municipal and Tourism Websites
  • Supervisor, Division of Celebrations, Tourism, and Public Events
  • Director, Vital Statistics
  • Director, Board of Health
  • Coordinator, Affirmative Action

An almost literal interpretation of the department’s name has allowed us to assist almost everyone from residents, to school officials, to employees; from citizen groups to business groups; from the Police Department to City officials, and more! In the past we have co-sponsored events; vaccinated dogs and cats; planted flowers; completed mass mailings; hosted tall ships; played sports from football to baseball; launched boats; safety-trained coaches; installed new basketball courts; made arts & crafts projects; picked up litter; and lots more!

In order to accomplish our objectives, The Department of Public Affairs works closely with other City departments, especially the Departments of Public Works and Public Safety.

The Department of Public Affairs Staff:

John Alexander, Director

JC Martin, Assistant to Director and Coordinator of Recreation & Tourism

Brenda Marks, Registrar of Vital Statistics, Secretary to the Board of Health, Affirmative Action Officer

Nikisha Scott, Recreation Department Clerk

Ashley Duckworth, Recreation Department, Arts & Crafts

Christine Mathis, Recreation Dept., Senior Programs

Materials Available:

Tour Guide & Map – Map of Historic District; Historical Notes on Over 40 Sites; Attractions; Calendar of Year-round Events; Amenities appealing to Families with Children, Seniors and History Buffs.

Calendar of Events and other Tourism information on

Web Calendar of Municipal Events and Meetings 

Director’s Profile

Public Affairs Department operates under the leadership of John Alexander, who has worked since 1979 in radio, print, and other media for public and private individuals and organizations. He has been active in educational and government organizations since 1987.



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