Vote for Experience & Results
WHO WE ARE
In 2019, we became the first female Democrats elected to the Borough Council. Prior to that we served for years as volunteers with school, church, scouts, sports and other organizations in the community.
We are both moms who chose to live and raise our children in Morris Plains while building careers in corporate communications - Joan as a leader in a multinational consumer healthcare company, and Nancy as a self-employed consultant.
As dedicated public servants, we are honored to work on your behalf for a better Morris Plains!
WHY WE ARE RUNNING
During our first term, we built strong working relationships so we could work together to do what's right for Morris Plains, regardless of political party or philosophical differences.
While we are proud of the hard work and progress we made by both challenging and working collaboratively with the Mayor and Council, there is more work to do, and we have the EXPERIENCE to get it done!
Our opposition believes that only members of their political party deserve to be represented on the Council and on the boards and commitees that make important decisions affecting our quality of life.
When voters elected us in 2019, they demonstrated that ALL Morris Plains residents deserve to have their voices heard.
The results we delivered for all Morris Plains residents:
Reduced the municipal tax rate for the first time since 2016 with no reduction in services and no new debt to fund capital projects.
Improved services - new website, e-newsletter and online payments.
Vibrant Business Districts - Initiated a Business Development Committee to revitalize our downtown and contine attracting new businesses.
Secured >$350,000 in grants for open space, trails and pedestrian walkways in the Borough.
CREATING VIBRANT BUSINESS DISTRICTS
Good things are happening in Morris Plains! We initiated the Business Development Committee, the Borough's first coordinated effort to improve the downtown and support our vital small businesses.
@AutodidactBeer, Morris Plains' first microbrewery, is scheduled to open at 1745 Route 10 East later this year.
Last year openings included Alphagraphics, Abby's Consulting Services and Sisters Nail Salon.
Woodam Korean BBQ and a new florist will open downtown mid-year.
Briarcliff Commons shopping center is buzzing with the addition of Uncle Giuseppe's, Chopt, Crumbl Cookie and a planned urgent care facility.
E.B. Furniture signed a lease on Route 10.
On Route 53, Cigna will relocate 2,000 employees to the former Honeywell site; and Global Aerospace opened its doors.
OUR VISION FOR MORRIS PLAINS
Affordability - More can be done to modernize operations, scrutinize vendor contracts and pursue shared services.
Downtown Revitalization - A more robust commitment of resources is needed to achieve our downtown's potential.
Sustainability- Ensure that our infrastructure and emergency services can meet the 20% residential growth expected in the next few years. We believe the Borough should have an environmental committee or advisory group to preserve our environment and natural resources.
Complete & Green Streets - We can slow down speeding drivers, add more safe places to cross streets or ride bikes, support local businessed by enacting a Complete & Green Streets policy.
Resident Engagement - Let's connect with residents by videotaping and livestreaming meetings and events; offering regular office hours for Councilmembers; and inviting new residents and business owners to serve on advisory boards and as volunteers.
TOGETHER, WE CAN DO MORE
Here's how you can help:
Register to vote and make sure your household members are registered.
Tell your friends and neighbors about the work we are doing.
Help us reach more voters wih a donation to our campaign.
Re-elect Joan Goddard & Nancy Verga for Council
VOTE BY NOVEMBER 8
BY MAIL, BY EARLY VOTING,
ON ELECTION DAY
From The Press
From The Campaign
What's at stake in the Morris Plains election? What Morris Plains voters are saying. Goddard & Verga Campaign, October 19, 2022