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Mayors Hall of Fame
The New Jersey League of Municipalities opened the doors of the Mayors' Hall of Fame on Wednesday November 15, 1995 at the Mayors' Luncheon during the 80th Annual League Conference.

The Mayors' Hall of Fame inductees must be serving as mayor and have at least ten years of mayoral service to be inducted at the silver level, and at least 20 years of mayoral service to be inducted at the gold level. Below is a listing of those inducted into the Mayors Hall of Fame, listed by the year of induction.

2017 Mayors Hall of Fame

Silver - 10+ years
Honorable Louis F. Manzo, Harrison Township
Honorable Mauro D. Raguseo, Little Ferry Borough
Honorable Joseph A. Nametko, Netcong Borough
Honorable George Conard, Sr., Riverside Township
Honorable Robert W. Matthies, Seaside Park Borough
Honorable Jennifer Naughton, Spring Lake Borough
Honorable Thomas F. Kelaher, Toms River Township
Honorable Paul J. Smith, Jr., Union Beach Borough
Honorable John Birkner, Jr., Westwood Borough

2016 Mayors Hall of Fame

Gold - 20+ years
Honorable Thomas Nicole, Brielle Borough
Honorable Chuck Chiarello, Buena Vista Township
Honorable Janice M. Mironov, East Windsor Township
Honorable George D. Fosdick, Ridgefield Park Village
Honorable Suzanne M. Walters, Stone Harbor Borough

Silver - 10+ years
Honorable Paul Medany, Deptford Township
Honorable Randy Brown, Evesham Township
Honorable Walter G. LaCicero, Lavallette Borough
Honorable David A. Runfeldt, Lincoln Park Borough
Honorable Neil Henry, Mendham Borough
Honorable Allen Morgan, New Providence Borough
Honorable Paul J. Kennedy, Ocean Gate Borough
Honorable Jose "Joey" Torres, Paterson City
Honorable Dave Fried, Robbinsville Township
Honorable Brian G. Gallagher, Somerville Borough
Honorable Daniel Mahler, Wanaque Borough
Honorable Janet W. Tucci, West Long Branch Borough
Honorable John E. McCormac, Woodbridge Township

2015 Mayors Hall of Fame

Gold - 20+ years
Honorable Gary Passanante, Somerdale Borough
Honorable Jack Cimprich, Upper Pittsgrove Township

Silver - 10+ years
Honorable Cyril Wekilsky, Boonton Town
Honorable Frank W. Minor, Logan Township
Honorable Victor DeLuca, Maplewood Township
Honorable Susan S. Howard, Monmouth Beach Borough
Honorable John A. Washington, Penns Grove Boroug
Honorable William Budesheim, Riverdale Borough
Honorable Andrew K. Skibitsky, Westfield Town

2014 Mayors Hall of Fame

White - 30+ years
Honorable John Dean DeRienzo, Haworth Borough
Honorable Peter Cantu, Plainsboro Township
Honorable Gary B. Giberson, Port Republic City

Gold - 20+ years
Honorable James F. Young, Sr., Southampton Township
Honorable Leonard T. Connors, Jr., Surf City Borough 

Silver - 10+ years
Honorable Robert M. Giordano, Independence Township
Honorable Michael F. Gabbianelli, Monroe Township
Honorable Francis M. Womack, III, North Brunswick Township
Honorable James M. Rotundo, Palisades Park Borough
Honorable Thomas W. Fromm, Swedesboro Borough
Honorable Peter S. Rustin, Tenafly Borough
Honorable Michael Mignogna, Voorhees Township

 

2013 Mayors Hall of Fame

GOLD -- 20 + YEARS
Brigantine City  
Honorable Philip J. Guenther
Elizabeth City 
Honorable J. Christian Bollwage
SILVER -- 10 + YEARS
Estell Manor City
Honorable Joe Venezia
Fanwood Borough
Honorable Colleen Mahr
Lopatcong Township
Honorable Douglas J. Steinhardt
Mansfield Township (Burlington)
Honorable Arthur R. Puglia
Ridgefield Borough
Honorable Anthony R. Suarez

 

2012 Mayors Hall of Fame

GOLD -- 20 + YEARS
Allentown Borough
Honorable Stuart A. Fierstein
Harrington Park Borough
Honorable Paul A. Hoelscher
Mount Ephraim Borough
Honorable Joseph E. Wolk
SILVER -- 10 + YEARS
Bloomfield Township
Honorable Raymond J. McCarthy
Buena Borough
Honorable Joseph Baruffi
Cresskill Borough
Honorable Ben Romeo
Eatontown Borough
Honorable Gerald J. Tarantolo
Glassboro Borough
Honorable Leo McCabe
Greenwich Township (Glouster)
Honorable George W. Shivery, Jr.,
Irvington Township
Honorable Wayne Smith
Mt. Arlington Borough
League President Honorable Art Ondish
Ocean Township (Monmouth) Honorable William F. Larkin
Piscataway Township Honorable Brian Wahler
Totowa Borough Honorable John Coiro
Washington Township (Warren) Honorable Michael A. Kovacs
Wrightstown Borough Honorable Thomas E. Harper

2011 Mayors Hall of Fame

GOLD -- 20 + YEARS
Avalon Borough
Honorable Martin Pagliughi
Gibbsboro Borough
Honorable Edward G. Campbell III
Lambertville City
Honorable David DelVecchio
Magnolia Borough
Honorable Betty Ann Cowling - Carson
Seaside Heights Borough
Honorable P. Kenneth Hershey
SILVER -- 10 + YEARS
Garfield City
Honorable Frank J. Calandriello
Haddonfield Borough
Honorable Letitia G. (Trish) Colombi
Mantua Township
Honorable Timothy W. Chell
Mine Hill Township
Honorable Richard E. Leary
Park Ridge Borough
Honorable Donald J. Ruschman
Rochelle Park Township
Honorable Joseph Scarpa
Wharton Borough
Honorable William J. Chegwidden
Woodland Park Borough
Honorable Pat Lepore

2010 Mayors Hall of Fame

GOLD -- 20 + YEARS
Elsinboro Township
Honorable John J. Elk
Long Branch City
Honorable Adam Schneider
Woodbine Borough
Honorable William Pikolycky
SILVER -- 10 + YEARS
Alexandria Township
Honorable Harry Fuerstenberger
Folsom Borough
Honorable Thomas N. Ballistreri
Hamburg Borough
Honorable Paul Marino
Hasbrouck Heights Borough
Honorable Rose Marie Heck
Jamesburg Borough
Honorable Anthony LaMantia
Kearny Town
Honorable Alberto G. Santos
Old Tappan Borough
Honorable Victor M. Polce
Phillipsburg Town
Honorable Harry L. Wyant Jr.
River Edge Borough
Honorable Margaret Falahee Watkins
Sandyston Township
Honorable George B. Harper Jr.
Upper Township
Honorable Richard Palombo
West Windsor Township
Honorable Shing-Fu Hsueh

2009 Mayors Hall of Fame

GOLD -- 20 + YEARS
Belmar Borough
Honorable Kenneth Pringle
Clifton City
Honorable James Anzaldi
Egg Harbor Township
Honorable James J. McCullough
SILVER -- 10 + YEARS
Berkeley Township
Honorable Jason J. Varano
Milltown Borough
Honorable Gloria M. Bradford
South Brunswick Township
Honorable Frank Gambatese

2008 Mayors Hall of Fame

GOLD -- 20 + YEARS
Absecon City
Honorable Peter C. Elco
Commercial Township
Honorable George Garrison
Hainesport Township
Honorable Kenneth E. Street
Monroe Township
Honorable Richard Pucci
SILVER -- 10 + YEARS
Alpine Borough
Honorable Paul H.Tomasko
Avalon Borough
Honorable Martin L. Pagliughi
Hillside Township
Honorable Karen McCoy Oliver
Manchester Township
Honorable Michael Fressola
North Haledon Borough
Honorable Randy George
Teterboro Borough
Honorable John P. Watt
West Orange Township
Honorable John F. McKeon

2007 Mayors Hall of Fame

GOLD -- 20 + YEARS
Haworth Borough
Honorable John Dean DeRienzo
Morris Plains Borough
Honorable Frank J. Druetzler
Mountainside Borough
Honorable Robert F. Viglianti
Pine Beach Borough
Honorable Russell K. Corby
Shiloh Borough
Honorable Howard S. Scull, Jr.
SILVER -- 10 + YEARS
Aberdeen Township
Honorable David G. Sobel
Allentown Borough
Honorable Stuart A. Fierstein
Brigantine City
Honorable Philip J. Guenther
Far Hills Borough
Honorable Carl J. Torsilieri
Hanover Township
Honorable Ronald F. Francioli
Harvey Cedars Borough
Honorable Jonathan S. Oldham
Lindenwold Borough
Honorable Frank DeLucca, Jr.
Mannington Township
Honorable Donald C. Asay
Millville City
Honorable James F. Quinn
North Plainfield
Honorable Janice G. Allen
Paulsboro Borough
Honorable John J. Burzichelli
Rahway City
Honorable James J. Kennedy
Spotswood Borough
Honorable Barry H. Zagnit
Stone Harbor Borough
Honorable Suzanne M. Walters
Ventnor City
Honorable Timothy Kreischer
West Wildwood Borough
Honorable Christopher J. Fox

2006 Mayors Hall of Fame

GOLD -- 20 + YEARS
Port Republic City
Honorable Gary B. Giberson
South Amboy City
Honorable John T. O'Leary
Stratford Borough
Honorable Thomas D. Angelucci
SILVER -- 10 + YEARS
Califon Borough Honorable R. Merwin Grimes
Franklin Township Honorable David Ferrucci
Green Brook Township Honorable Patricia L. Walsh
Hi-Nella Borough Honorable Irene Murphy - Wolick
Knowlton Township Honorable Frank C. VanHorn
Lakehurst Borough Honorable Stephen F. Childers
Lincoln Park Borough Honorable David G. Baker Jr.
Mahwah Township Honorable Richard J. Martel
Midland Park Borough Honorable Ester Vierheilig
New Milford Borough Honorable Frank DeBari
Northfield Township Honorable Frank Perri Jr.
Sea Girt Borough Honorable Edward H. Ahern
Westampton Township Honorable Danny L. Miller
Winslow Township Honorable Sue Ann Metzner
Woodland Township Honorable Robert Depetris

2005 Mayors Hall of Fame

GOLD -- 20 + YEARS
Bass River Township
Honorable T. Richard Bethea
Branchville Borough
Honorable Gerald W. Van Gorden
Freehold Borough
Honorable Michael Wilson
Moonachie Borough
Honorable Fred Dressel
Netcong Borough
Honorable Nicholas C. Pompilio
Newark City
Honorable Sharpe James
SILVER -- 10 + YEARS
Barnegat Light Borough Honorable Kirk O. Larson
Brigantine City Honorable Philip J. Guenther
Caldwell Borough Honorable Paul G. Jemas
Deal Borough Honorable Harry I. Franco
Deptford Township Honorble William W. Bain, Jr.
Fairveiw Borough Honorable Vincent A. Bellucci, Jr.
Frenchtown Borough Honorable Ronald Sworen
Hampton Township Honorable Philip Yetter
Harrison Town Honorable Raymond J. McDonough
Ocean Gate Borough Honorable Peter A. Terranova
Princeton Township Honorable Phyllis L. Marchand
Roselle Park Borough Honorable Joseph DeIorio
Somerdale Borough Honorable Gary J. Passanante
Upper Pittsgrove Township Honorable Jack Cimprich
Waldwick Borough Honorable Rick Vander Wende

2004 Mayors Hall of Fame

GOLD -- 20 + YEARS
Middlesex Borough
Honorable Ronald S. Dobies
Stafford Township
Honorable Carl W. Block
Walpack Township
Honorable Raymond J. Fuller
SILVER -- 10 + YEARS
Audubon Park Borough Honorable Donald M. Pennock
Buena Vista Township Honorable Chuck Chiarello
East Windsor Township Honorable Janice S. Mironov
Flemington Borough Honorable Austin H. Kutscher
Gloucester Township Honorable Sanda L. Love
High Bridge Borough Honorable Alfred W. Schweikert, III
North Woldwood City Honorable Aldo A. Palombo
Parsippany-Troy Hill s Township Honorable Mimi Letts
Plumsted Township Honorable Ronald S. Dancer
Southampton Township Honorable James F. Young

2003 Mayors Hall of Fame

GOLD -- 20 + YEARS
Fieldsboro Borough
Honorable Edward G. Tyler, Sr.
Norwood Borough
Honorable Justino "Gus" D'Ercole
Spring Lake Heights Borough
Honorable Frank E. Adams
SILVER -- 10 + YEARS
Brick Township Honorable Joseph Scarpelli
Harrington Park Borough Honorable Paul A. Hoelscher
Hi-Nella Borough Honorable Irene Murphy-Wolick
Lyndhurst Township Honorable James M. Guida
Penns Grove Borough Honorable Paul J. Morris
Sea Isle City Honorable Leonard C. Desiderio
South Orange Village Township Honorable William R. Calabrese
South Plainfield Borough Honorable Daniel J. Gallagher


2002 Mayors Hall of Fame

Gold
Everett E. Marshall, III, Mayor, Newfield Borough
Leonard R. Kaiser, Mayor, North Arlington Borough
John E. Rooney, Mayor, Northvale Borough
Rudolph J. Wenzel, Jr., Mayor, Washington Township (Bergen)

SILVER -- 10 + YEARS
Dennis P. Collins, Mayor, Bayonne City Lawrence J. Colasurdo, Mayor, East Hanover Township
J. Christian Bollwage, Mayor, Elizabeth City John J. Elk, Mayor, Elsinboro Township
Jack Alter, Mayor, Fort Lee Borough Michael Crincoli, Mayor, Garwood Borough
Ralph Peterson, Mayor, Sr. Pleasantville City John E. Murrin, Mayor, Pompton Lakes Borough
P. Kenneth Hershey, Mayor, Seaside Heights Borough Anthony F. Addario, Mayor, Watchung Borough
James E. McGreevey, Mayor, Woodbridge Township Martin L. Pagliughi, Mayor, Avalon Borough

2001 Mayors Hall of Fame

SILVER -- 10 + YEARS
William J. (Jerry) Hauselt, Avon-By-The-Sea Adam Schneider, Long Branch City
Edwin Tuxhorn, Bloomsbury Betty Ann Cowling-Carson, Magnolia
Stephen C. Scheuler, Bradley Beach Angelo Corradino, Manville
Gerald Van Gorden, Branchville Nicholas J. Sacco, North Bergen
Thomas B. Nicol, Brielle Terrance D. Weldon, Ocean Township (Monmouth)
Gene A. Iannette, Buena Barbara L. Cannon, Old Bridge
Malcolm C. Fraser, Cape May Point Joseph Vas, Perth Amboy
George W. Garrison, Commercial William Loufik, Quinton
Donald E. Winant, Dumont Peter P. Horvath, Sussex
Herbert D. Stiles, Elmer Ann Y. McNamara, Tinton Falls
Augustus Tamburro, Evesham Douglas H. Palmer, Trenton
Edward G. Campbell, III, Gibbsboro Walter Wargacki, Wallington
David M. Siddons, Island Heights William Pikolycky, Woodbine
David M. DelVecchio, Lambertville J. Drew Coyle, Woodlynne

2000 Mayors Hall of Fame

Gold
Joseph R. Smith, Mayor, East Newark
John T. Gregorio, Mayor, Linden
Peter A. Cantu, Mayor, Plainsboro Township
George J. Buff, III, Mayor, Tavistock
Jan R. Edwards, Mayor, Woodstown

SILVER -- 10 + YEARS
Albert H. Klomburg, Mayor, Allendale Cliff Gennarelli, Mayor, Paramus
Kenneth E. Pringle, Mayor, Belmar Thalia C. Kay, Mayor, Pemberton Township
Romano (Ron) Assante, Mayor, Butler Borough Marvin Reed, Mayor, Princeton Borough
James A. Anzaldi, Mayor, Clifton Edward J. McKenna, Jr., Mayor, Red Bank
John F. Zisa, Mayor, Hackensack City Brian A. Nolan, Mayor, Rocky Hill
Richard H. Hodson, Mayor, Hopatcong Thomas J. Byrne, III, Mayor, Spring Lake Borough
Timothy C. McDonough, Mayor, Hope Township Warren Hagstrom, Mayor, Wanaque Borough
Mark K. Bryant, Mayor, Lawnside Harry R. Shupe, Mayor, Wharton
John C. Wright, Mayor, Logan Township  


1999 Mayors Hall of Fame

Gold
Michael Dedio, Mayor, Riverdale Borough
John B. DiSarro, Mayor, Holland Township
Donald Vass, Mayor, Linwood City
Millard Wilkinson, Jr. Mayor, Berlin Borough

SILVER -- 10 + YEARS
Gary B. Giberson, Mayor, Port Republic City Stanley S. Kovach, Mayor, Glen Gardner Borough
Joseph L. Lebar, Mayor, Rockaway Borough James J. McCullough, Mayor, Egg Harbor Township
Robert F. Viglianti, Mayor, Mountainside Borough
Michael Wilson, Mayor, Freehold Borough


1998 Mayors Hall of Fame

Gold
Honorable Mary E. Hamilton, Mayor, Peapack & Gladstone Borough
Honorable William T. Horndige, Mayor, Beachwood Borough
Honorable Robert Nissen, Mayor, Ship Bottom Borough

SILVER -- 10 + YEARS
Honorable Michael A. Ackerman, Mayor, Mendham Borough Honorable Charles Rooney, Mayor, Sea Bright Borough
Honorable John A. Peterson, Jr., Mayor, Seaside Park Borough Honorable Joseph R. Smith, East Newark Borough
Honorable Susan Bass Levin, Mayor, Cherry Hill Township Honorable Peter C. Elco, Mayor, Absecon Borough
Honorable Nicholas C. Pompilio, Mayor, Netcong Borough Honorable Joseph D. Foy, Sr., Mayor, Burlington Township
Honorable Bryan Christiansen, Mayor, Edgewater Borough Honorable Joseph E. Wolk, Mayor, Mount Ephraim Borough
Honorable Richard Pucci, Mayor, Monroe Township Honorable James E. McGeary, Mayor, Egg Harbor City
Honorable Joseph M. Coyne, Mayor, Allenhurst Borough  

1997 Mayors Hall of Fame

Gold
Richard A. Mola, Mayor, Elmwood Park
John Vasser, Jr., Mayor, West Cape May
Stewart Veale, Mayor, Ridgefield Borough

SILVER -- 10 + YEARS
LeRoy D. Brooks, Mayor, Hopewell Township (Cumberland) James G. Sullivan, Mayor, National Park Borough
Jan R. Edwards, Mayor, Woodstown Russell K. Corby, Mayor, Pine Beach
Barbara L. Hall, Mayor, Chatham Borough Raymond "Duke" Graulich, Mayor, Milltown
August W. Knispel, Mayor, Franklin Township (Hunterdon) Saverio C. Iannaccone, Mayor, Hanover
Richard Mancinelli, Mayor, Park Ridge Robert Leather, Mayor, Palmyra
Arland W. Pondexter, Jr., Mayor, Chesilhurst William J. Park, Jr., Mayor, Haddon
Raymond C. Santa Lucia, Mayor, Saddle Brook Robert A. Schoeffling, Mayor, Atlantic Highlands
David P. Shields, Mayor, West Deptford Louis A. Tedesco, Jr., Mayor, Little Ferry

1996 Mayors Hall of Fame

Gold
Herman T. Costello, Mayor, Burlington City
Patrick G. Malloy, Mayor, New Hanover
Glenn L. Sisco, Mayor, Kinnelon

SILVER -- 10 + YEARS
Frank E. Adams, Mayor, Spring Lake Heights Sharpe James, Mayor, Newark
Thomas D. Angelucci, Mayor, Stratford John T. O'Leary, Mayor, South Amboy
Peter A. Cantu, Mayor, Plainsboro Martin O. Poinsett, Mayor, Springfield Twp. (Burlington)
Louis DeBell, Mayor, Roseland Marie Neveil Potter, Mayor, Eastampton
John Dean DeRienzo, Mayor, Haworth John L. Scerbo, Mayor, Ramsey
John B. DiSarro, Mayor, Holland F. Lyman Simpkins, Mayor, Pemberton Borough
Ronald S. Dobies, Mayor, Middlesex Donald W. Stewart, Mayor, Woodbury Heights
Frank J. Druetzler, Mayor, Morris Plains James Van Sickle, Mayor, Haledon
J. Knox Felter, Jr., Mayor, Lebanon Borough Rudolph J. Wenzel, Jr., Mayor, Washington Township (Bergen)
William T. Hornidge, Mayor, Beachwood

1995

Gold
Frank Rodgers, Mayor, Harrison Town
Lawrence Anzovino, Mayor, Dunellen Borough
Louis Bay, 2nd, Mayor Emeritus, Hawthorne
Gerald Calabrese, Mayor, Cliffside Park
Leonard Connors, Jr., Mayor, Surf City Borough
Frank R. Costello, Mayor, Beverly
James Mancini, Mayor, Long Beach
Joseph Parisi, Mayor, Englewood Cliffs
James L. Plosia, Mayor, East Rutherford
Dominick Presto, Mayor, Carlstadt
John K. Rafferty, Mayor, Hamilton Township (Mercer)
William H. Ross, III, Mayor, Margate
Charles E. Rydell, Mayor, Frelinghuysen

SILVER -- 10 + YEARS
Dale A. Anderson, Mayor, Florham Park Everett E. Marshall, III, Mayor, Newfield
Edavide P. Azzari, Mayor, Swedesboro Paul J. Matacera, Mayor, North Brunswick
Michael Bender, Mayor, Stanhope John B. McCormack, Mayor, Sayreville
T. Richard Bethea, Mayor, Bass River David Metlitz, Mayor, Montvale
Carl W. Block, Mayor, Stafford Robert L. Reiher, Mayor, West Caldwell
Richard A. Bowe, Mayor, Byram Richard M. Sayers, Mayor, Ho-Ho-Kus
Benjamin M. Cooley, Mayor, Frenchtown Peter J. Sica, Mayor, Carteret
Anthony DeCicco, Mayor, Raritan Borough Louis P. Sodano, Mayor, Monmouth Beach
Michael Dedio, Mayor Riverdale Samuel A. Spina, Mayor, West Orange
Gus D'Ercole, Mayor, Norwood John J. Tarditi, Jr., Mayor, Haddonfield
James T. Dowden, Mayor, Bridgewater Joseph Tonkery, Mayor, Jamesburg
Frederick J. Dressel, Mayor, Moonachie Donald B. Vass, Mayor, Linwood
Edward J. Gallagher, Mayor, Old Tappan John Vasser, Jr., Mayor, West Cape May
Mary E. Hamilton, Mayor, Peapack & Gladstone Stewart V. Veale, Mayor, Ridgefield
Daniel J. Hennessy, Mayor, Point Pleasant Beach Michael J. Voll, Mayor, Middle Township
Leonard R. Kaiser, Mayor, North Arlington Harold Wideli, Jr., Mayor, New Providence
Bernard R. Kettler, Mayor, Woodcliff Lake Millard Wilkinson, Jr., Mayor, Berlin Borough
Russell J. Marino, Mayor, South Harrison John L. Winterstella, Mayor, Manasquan
John E. Rooney, Mayor, Northvale  
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