Township Committee

Committeeman Thomas S. Russo Jr

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Mr. Russo is a Committeeman and has served on the Township Committee since 10/14/2014. He has been a resident of Bernards Township since 2012 with his wife Trisha. They have 2 children attending Ridge High School.

Education/Community Service:

Graduate of Seton Hall University, 1996, with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. Graduate of the Fairleigh Dickinson University/State of NJ Certified Public Manager (CPM) program. Graduate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1994, with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Political Science and Communication.

Mr. Russo has served on the Bernards Township Library Board of Trustees and as an Alternate member of the Bernards Township Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Professional Career:

Mr. Russo has served as the Town Manager of Newton, NJ, the County Seat of Sussex County, NJ since August 2008. He is chairman of the Statewide Insurance Fund, a joint insurance fund with 81 member municipalities throughout NJ. Mr. Russo is an Executive Committee Member, North Jersey Municipal Employee Benefits Fund, with 24 member municipalities.

Mr. Russo previously served as a councilman in the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills for eight (8) years and as the Assistant Township Manager in Randolph Township for three (3) years.

    Committees Serving in 2017:
  • Agricultural Advisory Comm.
  • Insurance Committee
  • Zoning Board Liaison

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