Executive Board

The League's Executive Board serves as the policy setting body in the work of the representing the state's 565 Municipal governments. Sharing their time, their efforts, and their knowledge, they continually strive to improve Municipal government throughout the Garden State.


James PerryJames J. Perry, President

Committeeman, Hardwick
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Janice KovatchJanice Kovach, 1st Vice President 

Mayor, Clinton Town
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William ChegwiddenWilliam J. Chegwidden, 2nd Vice President

Mayor, Wharton
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Executive Board Members

2018 Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Ras Baraka

Mayor, Newark

Thomas Bianco, Mayor, VinelandTom Bianco

Mayor, Clayton

Gayle MittlerGayle Brill Mittler

Mayor, Highland Park

Mayor Bill Curtis of Bay Head, NJLM Executive Board

Bill Curtis

Mayor, Bay Head

Johnathan DunleavyJonathan Dunleavy

Mayor, Bloomingdale

Sean ElwellSean Elwell

Mayor, Elsinboro

Anthony Fanucci, Mayor, VinelandAnthony Fanucci

Mayor, Vineland

Dan FlynnDan Flynn

Councilman, Newton

Steven FulopSteven Fulop

Mayor, Jersey City

Mayor John C Glidden Jr of Closter, NJLM Executive Board

John C. Glidden, Jr.

Mayor, Closter

Raymond HeckRaymond Heck

Mayor, Millstone

Liz LempertLiz Lempert

Mayor, Princeton

Colleen Mahr

Colleen Mahr

Mayor, Fanwood; Immediate Past President, NJLM

Gary PassananteGary Passanante

Mayor, Somerdale

Will PikolyckyWilliam Pikolycky

Mayor, Woodbine

Guy Piserchia, Mayor, Long Hill

Guy Piserchia

Mayor, Long Hill

2018 Paul Tomasko head shotPaul Tomasko

Mayor, Alpine

2018 Mayor Janet TucciJanet Tucci

Mayor, West Long Branch

Jesse TweedleJesse Tweedle, Sr.

Mayor, Pleasantville City

Craig H. Wilkie, Mayor, FlorenceCraig H. Wilkie

Mayor, Florence

Michael VeneziaMichael Venezia

Mayor, Bloomfield

Officers Biographies

Click on the tabs below to view full biographies for the League's current Executive Officers.

  1.  president's bio
  2.  1st vice president's bio
  3. 2nd vice president's bio
  4. 3rd Vice President (open)

Executive Officers Biographies

Click on the blue and yellow tabs above to view full biographies for each of the League's current Executive Officers.

James PerryJames J. Perry Sr.

League President (Committeeman, Hardwick)

The League's President, Committeeman Perry, has been a League Executive Board member since 2013.

Additional Service
He is a member of the League’s Legislative Committee and the League’s Emergency Management Preparedness team. Committeeman Perry was also a member of the League’s 100th Anniversary Committee.

Committeeman Perry has served on the Hardwick Township Committee since 2000 and is in his 6th term. He chairs the township budget committee and has served on the:

  • DPW Committee
  • Grants Committee
  • Local Public Safety Committee
  • Open Space Committee
  • Public Safety Committee

He has been serving his community since 1995, starting with an appointment to the Environmental Committee and is a 20-year Planning Board member. He also has served as recreation director for 3 years. 

Committeeman Perry has also served as:

  • President of the Warren County League of Municipalities
  • President of Warren County Governing Officials Association
  • Member of the Warren County Heroin and Opioid Task Force.

Committeeman Perry also serves on the NJCM Board of Directors, Legislative Committee, Gun Safety Committee, and Bylaws Committee.

Personal Life & Education
Committeeman Perry has volunteered as VP of North Warren Little League and coached youth baseball, football, and basketball. He is a local business owner of Comtech Solutions, a computer repair business since 2000.

Born and raised in East Rutherford before moving to Hardwick in 1993, Committeeman Perry attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford. He has two children, daughter Alyssa, 27, Rutgers graduate and current math teacher at Morris Knolls High School, and son, James Jesse, Jr. (deceased at 23 in 2015), graduated from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA.