Local Government

Frenchtown municipal government consists of a mayor and a Borough Council comprised of six council members, with all positions elected at large directly by voters.

The mayor serves a four-year term of office during which s/he presides at council meetings, but has no vote except to break ties. Borough Council members serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year.

Borough Council meets in Borough Hall, 29 Second Street at 7:30 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of the month, except during July and August when it meets just once. In 2012, those summer meeting dates are Thursday, July 5 and Wednesday, Aug. 1.

To view Council meeting agendas as they are announced, click here.

To view the minutes of past Council meetings, click here.

For messages from the mayor, click here.

 

Elected Officials

Frenchtown municipal government consists of a mayor and a Borough Council comprised of six council members, with all positions elected at large directly by voters.
The mayor serves a four-year term of office during which s/he presides at council meetings, but has no vote except to break ties. Borough Council members serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year.

Mayor

The current mayor of Frenchtown Borough is Warren Cooper, whose term of office began January 1, 2012. Photo and contact information TK.

Town Council

Seth Grossman is president of the Borough Council, which includes members Robb Arent, Jack Opdyke, Cathy Leach, Michele Liebtag and William Sullivan. Photos, photos, committee assignments, contact information and term in office TK.

School Boards

The Frenchtown School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. During the 2011-12 school year, Frenchtown Elementary School has an enrollment of 156 students. The Board of Education consists of nine members elected to three-year terms on a rotating basis.
Frenchtown public school students in grade 9-12 attend the Delaware Valley Regional High School in nearby Alexandria Township. About 1,000 students from Alexandria, Holland and Kingwood Townships along with the boroughs of Frenchtown and Milford attend the school. The nine-member Board of Education includes representatives from each of the five sending towns as well as at-large members, based on population. Frenchtown’s representative to the Delaware Valley Regional High School board is Robert Haver.

County, State and Federal Officials

Hunterdon County is governed by a five-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. Each member serves a three-year of office at-large, with either one or two seats up for election each year on a staggered basis. Hunterdon County’s freeholders are Freeholder Director Matt Holt (Clinton Town), Freeholder Deputy Director John King (Raritan Township) , Robert Walton (Hampton), John E. Lanza (Lambertville) and Suzanne Lagay (Holland Township).
Frenchtown is in the 23rd Legislative District of the state Legislature, represented in the State Senate by Michael J. Doherty (R, Washington Township) and in the General Assembly by John DiMaio (R, Hackettstown) and Erik Peterson (R, Franklin Township, Hunterdon County).
Frenchtown is in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District and is represented by Leonard Lance (R, Clinton Township).
New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).