Preparing for the future. Preserving our values.
Councilwoman Joan Goddard and candidate Nancy Verga are leaders in their careers and in our community.
They will work together with the Mayor and Council to:
Modernize municipal processes and transactions to improve convenience and reduce costs.
Revitalize our downtown and commercial districts
Enhance the exchange of news and information to encourage citizen engagement
Promote town amenities, events and programs that will improve the health of our residents and our environment.
Proven Results and Service to the Community of Caring
Joan Goddard was selected by the Borough Council to fill Mayor Jason Karr's vacated seat for the remainder of 2019. She is running for a full 3-year term so that she can continue to bring ideas and creativity to the Council while preserving our small-town values.
Nancy Verga looks forward to sharing her strong business skills in service to the community she loves as a member of the Borough Council. She brings a proactive, collaborative approach to process improvement and will work to expand access to news and information
Moved to Morris Plains in 2010 with her husband, Stephen, a Morris Plains native. Their daughter is a fourth grader at Borough School.
Graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
Accomplished communications professional with more than 25 years of experience working for leading companies in the personal care, food, and nutrition industries; currently employed by a global consumer healthcare company; previously worked in NYC for an international public relations firm.
Serves as a parent volunteer with the Education Foundation of Morris Plains and with Girl Scout Troop 96261, Joan's husband is a coach for the Morris Plains girl's basketball and softball teams, and she is a team parent for softball team.
Member of the Morris County Democratic Women's Caucus and the Morris Plains Democratic Committee
Resident of Morris Plains since 1998 with her husband, John; mother of four.
Graduate magna cum laude from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business.
More than 30 years of business experience, including consulting in strategic communications and marketing for Fortune 500 financial services, pharma, and manufacturing companies.
Appointed to leadership roles on the Morris Plains Municipal Alliance; recognized as Morris County Volunteer of the Year in 2006 by the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and by the Morris County Freeholders for implementing Morris Plains' summer theatre, the Youth Corp, Kids Helping Kids special needs mentoring, and other programs.
Volunteers with the Morris Plains Museum and Morris Area blood drives; member of St. Virgil's parish; member of the Morris Plains Democratic Committee.
Vote for Joan Goddard & Nancy Verga for Council
Democrat Verga explains why she is running for Morris Plains Borough Council by Nancy Verga, 9/13/19, Morris NewsBee!
School Consolidation and Good Leadership by Nancy Verga, 10/3/19, Patch