India Larrier, Gerard W. Ryan, Mayor DeLuca, Kathleen M. Leventhal and Marlon K. Brownlee.
- 7:00 pm
- First and third Tuesday of each month
- Municipal Building
574 Valley St.
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Township Committee Form of Government
The Township of Maplewood operates under the Township
Committee form of government, in which the five members are elected at
large to staggered three year terms. The elections are partisan.
During the first week in January, the Township Committee
meets for an annual reorganization. At this meeting the Township
Committee elects one of the five members to serve as mayor for a
one-year term. The mayor is chair for the Township Committee meetings,
with voice and vote. The mayor is considered the head of the municipal
The Township Committee is the legislative body of the municipality.
It is under these powers that the Township Committee has the
responsibility for passing laws that affect the township. The Township
Committee is also an executive body.
Under this form of government, the elected Township Committee sets
policy and overall direction for the Township. The township staff, under
the direction of the township administrator, carries out committee
decisions and provides day-to-day services. The township administrator
serves as the chief administrative officer and is accountable to the