Township Committee

Mayor Carol Bianchi

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Ms. Bianchi is the current Mayor and has served on the Township Committee since 08/27/2013. Previously she served as Mayor in 2016. She has been a resident of Bernards Township since 2001 with husband Rich. They have 4 children attending Ridge High School, William Annin Middle School, University of Miami, and Tufts.

Education: Graduate of Rutgers University, 1992 magna cum laude graduate of Seton Hall Law School. She is also a 2010 graduate of Leadership Somerset, where she led a project to increase recreational use and stewardship of Somerset County's rivers.

Community Services: Ms. Bianchi's community service includes: serving on the Planning Board as Chairperson, Zoning Board, and Environmental Commission. She was an organizer and co-leader of a citizens group "Citizens for a Clean and Safe Millington Quarry". Ms. Bianchi volunteered as president and public relations coordinator for William Annin Middle School Athletic Organization and also as parent liaison to the District Curriculum Committee, and is a St. James Parish Volunteer and Republican Campaign Volunteer.

In 2016, Carol received the Somerset County Governing Officials Outstanding elected government official of the year and the Outstanding Woman of the Year in government from the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women. In 2018, Carol received the Millicent Fenwick award and recognition at the NJ League of Municipalities Women in Municipal Government for outstanding government service.

Carol has served as the co-chairperson of the Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee since 2015, on the legislative affairs committee for the Somerset County Business Partnership, and on the Board of Governors for the New Jersey Federation of Republican Women. Carol is also a member of the NJ League of Municipalities Legislative Committee

Professional Career: Interned in Johnson & Johnson's Government Affairs department, worked as a legal publisher, clerked for a New Jersey Chancery Equity judge, and practiced general and employment litigation at Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti in Morristown.

    Committees Serving in 2019:
  • Board of Education Liaison
  • Charter Day Committee
  • Human Resources & Finance Subcommittee
  • Local Emergency Planning & Flood Mitigation Committee
  • Police Subcommittee
  • Pool Commission

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