Suburban Government

city hall

City Hall: 908-273-6400
Summit has a Mayor and Council form of government. Members of Common Council are elected for three years, three from each of the two wards, with one at-large member elected every two years. The Mayor is elected every four years. Much of Summit’s character, and therefore its desirability as a community, is maintained and preserved through the work of the many boards and agencies of city government. Board members and the Mayor and Council members all serve as volunteers, with the City Administrator overseeing the day-to-day operations of the city. Population: approximately 21,500.

New Providence
Borough Hall: 908-665-1400
The Mayor of New Providence, elected every four years, is the head of the local government; the Mayor and the five-member Borough Council are responsible for setting borough policy. New Providence has an administrator whose responsibility is to carry out the policies adopted by the Council. One of the key elements that make New Providence’s government function well is the cadre of volunteers who give freely of their time and effort. The projects they support range from athletic pursuits to service on municipal boards and committees to any one of a number of charitable organizations that serve the Borough. Population: approximately 12,000.

Berkeley Heights
Township Hall: 908-464-2700
The Township is governed by an elected six-member Council and an elected Mayor. The Mayor and Council coordinate municipal services and Township operations are in the hands of a professional administrator. The many volunteer talents of the residents of Berkeley Heights are used to staff the various boards and agencies that make the policy decisions for planning, zoning and other municipal services. Population: approximately 13,500.

All three municipalities have fully-staffed Police Departments that patrol around the clock. Summit also has a Bike Patrol that monitors the downtown area during the day. Each community also has a D.A.R.E. officer who works with the school population. Summit is the only municipality that has a paid, full-time Fire Department, along with a volunteer force. New Providence and Berkeley Heights have volunteer departments. All three departments are prepared with the latest in fire suppression technology and equipment. The three communities also have volunteer First Aid Squads and ambulances. 911 is active in the area and calls to the emergency number bring immediate response from Police, Fire, and First Aid personnel.

State and Federal Government
Office of the Governor - Jon Corzine
609 292-6000
The State House
P.O. Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625

United States Senators for New Jersey
Frank Lautenberg (D)
324 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3224

Robert Menendez (D)
502 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-4744

United States Congressman – 7th CD
Mike Ferguson (R)
214 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-3007
(202) 225-5361

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