MAYOR STEVE LANCE

Committee Member:  Budget & Finance (Primary)

Liaison to:  Office of Emergency Management (OEM) & Historic Preservation (BHPC)

​Sub-commitee Member:  Public Safety (Police Commissioner), County Officials, Inter-Municipal Government, Public Information, N.J. League of Municipalities


DEPUTY MAYOR GIOVANNA "JOANNE" VAN VALKENBERG

Committee Member: Personnel & Recreation (Primary)

Liaison to:  Coalition on Affordable Housing (COAH) & Public Education (North Warren R.H.S.)

Sub-committee Member: Water (alternate) , Budget & Finance (alternate)


COMMITTEEMAN ROB MOORHEAD

Committee Member: Water Department and Roads, Buildings & Grounds (Primary)

Liaison to:  Senior Citizen Advisory Cmte, Blair Academy, Main Street Advisory Cmte & Animal Control Officer (ACO)

Subcommittee Member:  Recreation (alternate)


COMMITTEEMAN STEVE SIKKES

Committee Member: Land Use Board (Class I)

Liaison to: Open space cmte, Construction, subcode & zoning, Coalition on Affordable Housing (COAH)

Subcommittee: Roads, buildings & grounds


COMMITTEEWOMAN DEB WALDRON

Committee Member: Land-Use Board Member (Class III)

Liaison to:  Municipal Alliance, Main Street Advisory Cmte, Public Education - Blairstown Elementary School

​Subcommittee Member: Public Safety (Deputy Police Commissioner), Public Safety (Fire & Ambulance), Personnel (Alternate)

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

TOWNSHIP PROFESSIONALS
Attorney: Dorsey & Semrau 973-334-1900  
Engineer: Norton "Ted" Rodman   908-362-6079 


COMMITTEE MEMBERS

The Township of Blairstown is governed by the Township form of government, registered voters directly elect members of the five-member Township Committee. The Committee selects the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, from amongst themselves, annually at the reorganization meeting held annually on January first.  It is at the reorganization meeting when newly elected members of the Committee are sworn-in and committee assignments are delegated and members of Board/Committee are appointed.  


The Mayor, and the Deputy Mayor (in the absence of the Mayor), serve as the presiding officers at Township Committee meetings, administers oaths of office and execute contracts/agreements along with the Township Clerk, who serves as the Governing Body's representative/liaison to the various departments of the Township.


The Township Committee governs through the adoption of policy ordinances (municipal legislation) and resolutions (codified actions) of the  municipality.  In the Township form of government the Mayor and Deputy Mayor do get the opportunity to vote.  In the Borough form of municipal government, the most prevalent form in the state, the Mayor can only vote in the event of a tie.    


Giovanna "Joanne" Van Valkenburg - Deputy Mayor
Committee Term Expires December 31, 2019
Contact: jvanvalkenburg@blairstowntwp-nj.com

Steven Sikkes
Term Expires December 31, 2021
Contact: ssikkes@blairstowntwp-nj.com


Stephen Lance -  Mayor
Committee Term Expires December 31, 2020
Contact: 

Rob Moorhead 
Term Expires December 31, 2021
Contact: rmoorhead@blairstowntwp-nj.com

Debra Waldron
Term Expires December 31, 2020​​
Contact: dwaldron@blairstowntwp-nj.com

​​Blairstown Township 

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY