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Mayor Donald A. Guardian
1301 Bacharach Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Contact Information
Phone: (609) 347-5400
Directly Supervises
  • Office of the Mayor Division
Biography
Don Guardian was sworn-in as Mayor of Atlantic City on January 1, 2014. Prior to that, he was the Director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority’s Special Improvement Division, formerly known as the Atlantic City Special Improvement District (ACSID).

As ACSID Director, Don was instrumental in developing program concepts and standards for environmental services, landscaping, and Ambassador programs for Atlantic City. During his tenure at ACSID, Don was able to add information services, street-scaping and site improvements, staff development, business support services, economic development initiatives, and over 120 facades for businesses, and support for special events.

Mayor Guardian previously served as the Executive Assistant to the President of the Claridge Casino Hotel. While in that position, his duties included corporate development as well as civic involvement on behalf of the company’s President and Board Chairman.

Prior to his position at the Claridge, Don served with the Boys Scouts of America in executive positions for sixteen years. The last position he held was Council Scout Executive and Chief Operating Officer. His years with the Boy Scouts were marked with innovative fundraisers, successful marketing campaigns, membership growth, quality program development, community leader recruiting and leadership of a staff of 100.
Additional Details
Don is an active member in numerous local civic, business and community organizations. He is past President of the Rotary Club of Atlantic City and past District Governor of Rotary District #7640, past President of the South Jersey AIDS Alliance, and Vice President/Secretary of the Metropolitan Business and Citizens Association (MBCA). He received the MBCA Community Spirit Award in 2014.

In addition, Mayor Guardian is a past President of the Gardner’s Basin Board of Directors and a Board Member of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce.

He is a graduate of Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, New Jersey and an alumnus of Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey. In addition, he has 1,000 hours of advance seminars in People Management, Fiduciary and Internal controls and personal skills development.

Mayor Guardian resides with his long-time partner, Louis Fatato.

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