Township Committee

The Township of Union governing body is a Committee form of government chartered by the State of New Jersey under NJSA 40A:63-1. The township form of government is the oldest form of municipal government in the State of New Jersey originating with the Township Act of 1798. This form of municipal government patterned after the New England Township meeting, was modified numerous times throughout the 19th century. At the end of the 19th century, the law was modified to abolish the township meeting and replace it with a township committee that was vested with all municipal powers.

Under the current township government laws as they apply to Union Township, five Committee members are elected at-large in partisan elections to serve staggered three-year terms. The Mayor is elected by the Committee and serves a one-year term as does the Deputy Mayor. The Mayor serves as the Chairperson of the Committee and exercises executive powers vested in the Mayor's Office by law. All legislative powers are assigned to the Committee. One hundred five municipalities of the five hundred sixty-six municipalities in New Jersey operate with a five member Committee form of local government.

Union Township Committee Members:

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 2024 Committee Assignments

 David DeGiralamo:   Fire and Rescue Liaison
                                    Affordable Housing
                                    Finance
                                    Planning Board
                                    Vouchers
                                    Communication
                                    Community Events
 
 Richard Lordi:          Communications (State Police)
                                   Dept. of Roads & Facilities
              Emergency Management (OEM)
              Municipal Buildings and Grounds
              Recycling Center
              School Board Liaison
               Community Events
                       
Page Stiger:               Agriculture Advisory Committee Liaison
                             County and State
                                    Road Capital Projects
                                    Economic Development (78/22 Coalition)
                                    Finance
                                    Highlands Liaison
                                    UTEC
                                    Vouchers
 
Matt Wunder:           Animal Control
                                 Communications (State Police)
                                  Municipal Buildings and Grounds
                                 Personnel
                                 Recreation Committee
                                 Recycling Center
                                 Website/Technology
 
Kara Cherney:           Fire and Rescue Liaison
                                   Affordable Housing
                                   Personnel
                                   Planning Board
                                   Recreation Committee Liaison
                                   School Board
                                   Website/Technology
                                   Communication