The Township Committee is the governing body established by State law for the Township form of government. Mansfield has five members who are elected to serve as Township Committee members. The terms of the members are for three years staggered so that at least one member is up for election every year. One member is chosen annually to serve as Mayor. The Mayor presides at the meetings and votes as a member of the Committee. All formal legislative and executive powers are exercised by the Committee as a whole.
The Township Committee has allocated coordination of administrative and departmental functions among its members. Every Township board and department has at least one member of Committee as a liaison.
Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month beginning at 7:30 p.m. Unless noticed otherwise, meetings are held in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 3135 Route 206 S, Columbus, NJ 08022 in the Court Entrance. Please check the Township Meetings Calendar for cancellations and time changes.
Robert J. Higgins - Mayor
Police Commissioner; Liaison of Emergency management; Environmental commission; Community Forestry Committee; Emergency Squad; Finance Office, Tax collector Office, Human Resources; Court Office; Police Department; Building and Grounds; Stormwater program Coordinator and Full Member of Board of Health.
Alfred W. Clark - Deputy Mayor
Liaison of engineering Services; Special Events Committee; Fire Department; Land Use Department; Construction Office; Sanitation Department/Streets & Roads; Full member of Board of Health.
Janice A. DiGiuseppe - Committeewoman
Liaison of Recreation Committee; Clerk's Office/Administration, Vital Statistics, Board of Health; Finance Office, Tax Collector Office, Human Resources; Court Office; and Full Member of Board of Health.
Sean Gable - Committeeman
Liaison of Insurance and Safety; Emergency Management; Recreation Committee; Emergency Squad; Tax Assessor Office, Zoning Official; Building and Grounds; Full member of Board of Health; Safety Committee; and fund Commissioner/JIF representative.
Arthur R. Puglia - Committeeman
Liaison of Engineering Services; Insurance & Safety; Environmental Commission; Community Forestry Committee; Special Events Committee; Fire Department; Clerk's Office Administration, Vital Statistics, Board of Health; Tax Assessor Office, Zoning Official; Land Use Department; Construction Office and Sanitation Department; Streets & Roads; Full member of Board of Health Member and Fund Commissioner/JIF representative.