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Mayor and Council

The Mayor, as chief executive officer of the Borough, is responsible for the enforcement of all New Jersey laws and regulations of the Borough of Tenafly as defined by ordinance. The Mayor is elected to a four-year term and is eligible for re-election. The Mayor presides over all meetings of the Council but may vote only in case of a tie. The Mayor has veto power, which may be overriden by a two-thirds vote of the Council; makes appointments to standing committees, commissions, boards and ad hoc committees (most of them requiring Council consent); and is automatically a member of the Planning Board, Library Board and the Board of Police Commissioners.

Mark Zinna, Mayor
Term expires December 31, 2023
Police Commission
Planning Board
Transportation Committee
Board of Education Joint Use Committee
Tenafly Presents Committee

The Mayor appoints Tenafly citizens to serve without pay on boards, commissions and advisory committees. Boards and commissions, which are mandated and regulated by state law, may set policy and act independently of the Mayor and Council. Advisory committees make recommendations to the Council. Some committees are formed annually while other special committees are convened periodically to study specific short-term problems or issues.


The Council consists of six members. Two are elected at large each year for three-year terms. As the legislative body, the Council adopts ordinances and resolutions, decides on appropriations, approves appointments made by the Mayor, determines policy, and establishes the functions of the various departments of the local government. Council members also serve as liaisons with other committees, commissions and boards.

Lauren Dayton, Councilwoman
Term expires December 31, 2020
Tenafly Nature Center, Council Liaison
Tenafly Welcome Committee, Council Liaison
Tenafly Fire Department, Council Liaison
Northern Valley Greenway Committee, Council Liaison
Shared Services Committee, Council Liaison
Police Commission

Jeff Grossman, Councilman
Term expires December 31, 2020  
Council President
Planning Board, Class III Member
Historic Preservation Commission, Council Liaison 
Access for All Committee, Council Liaison 
Stigma Free Committee, Council Liaison 
Tenafly Presents   
Transportation Committee 
 
Venugopal Menon, Councilman
Term expires December 31, 2021    
Board of Adjustment, Council Liaison
Youth Services Advisory Committee, Council Liaison
Finance Committee, Council Liaison
Police Commission

Adam Michaels, Councilman
Term expires December 31, 2022
Borough/Board of Education Joint Use Committee    
Recreation Board, Council Liaison
Tenafly Chamber of Commerce, Council Liaison
Downtown Improvement Committee, Council Liaison

Julie O'Connor, Councilwoman
Unexpired Term 
Board of Health, Council Liaison

Daniel Park, Councilman
Term expires December 31, 2022
Tenafly Municipal Alliance Committee, Council Liaison
Dog Park Committee, Council Liaison
Environmental Commission, Commission Member   
Borough/Board of Education Joint Use Committee
Tenafly Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Council Liaison
Tenafly Chamber of Commerce, Council Liaison
Northern Valley Greenway Committee, Council Liaison


 

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