OFFICIALS & CANDIDATES
Mayor Jason Karr
Mayor Jason Karr has ably represented Morris Plains residents since 2007 and is the longest serving Democrat in the history of the Borough. He was sworn in as mayor of Morris Plains on January 3, 2019. Previously, he served as Councilman in the following roles: as Council President (2010 & 2015); as Chair of the Public Welfare, Sanitation and Sewers Committee; as Chair of the Finance Committee (2010-2019); and as a member of the Morris Plains Affordable Housing and the Shared Services Committees.
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Councilmember Joan Goddard
Councilwoman since 2019, Joan Goddard started 2022 being nominated by the Mayor and her fellow Councilmember's to serve as Council President for the year. In addition to her new leadership role, Joan also serves as Chair of the Public Works Committee, where she oversees the Department of Public Works which includes park maintenance, maintenance of municipal buildings, leaf/brush collection and snow removal. In addition, she is a liasion to the Beautification committee who is responsible for maintaining nineteen garden plots across the Borough.
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Councilmember Nancy Verga
A Morris Plains resident for more than 23 years, Nancy Verga is a married mom of four, retired corporate communicator with a long record of public service in our school and youth organizations, church and government. She was elected Councilmember in January 2020 and currently serves as the Council's Chair of the Public Safety Committee with responsibility for the Police and Fire Departments, Fire Prevention Bureau, Traffic Committee and Local Emergency Planning. She is a founding member of the Borough Website Committee which launched a redesigned website in 2021 and online payments in 2022. Nancy also helped initiate the Borough's Business Development Committee, the first of its kind to connect with and support our small businesses and build a framework to attract new businesses.
Contact Councilmember Verga here.