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Township Council Members

  • Seven member Council
  • Four year terms
  • Four representatives elected by ward
  • Three representatives elected at-large
  • Staggered terms: At-large members run with the mayor; Ward members run two years later 


   Ward 4: Donald Kuser  Email to Donald Kuser

  Don Kuser

 Community involvement and experience:

  • Term ends December 31, 2017
  • Council President 2011 and 2012
  • Project Playground volunteer
  • Coach Denville baseball, soccer, basketball, football
  • Denville Little League Board President, Player Agent over 7 years
  • Denville Sports Council
  • Lakeview School volunteer
  • Denville Republican Club    
  • Extensive business management experience
  • Finance, budgeting, and cost analysis
  • Insurance procurement and Risk Management
  • Facilities management, including large construction projects
  • Project budgeting and profit/loss analysis
  • Employee relations and contracts

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   Ward 2: Christopher Golinski   Email to Christopher Golinski

  golinski

  • Term Ends December 31, 2017
  • Denville Resident since 1989
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Profession for 25+ years
  • B.A. Physics, University of Virginia
  • M.B.A. Fairleigh Dickenson University
  • Newly Elected Officials Training, NJ League of Municipalities
  • Former member, Morris County 4H Association Board of Directors
  • Eagle Scout 

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   Ward 3 Gene Fitzpatrick     Email

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  • Term ends December 31, 2017
  • Council President 2013 - 2014
  • Marketing & Advertising Professional
  • Former Small Business Partner & Owner
  • St. Clare's Harvest Festival Volunteer
  • Laudati Playground Construction Volunteer
  • Denville Community TV
  • Denville Historical Society
  • Denville Friends of the Library
  • Rockaway River Clean-Up
  • Denville Friends of the Library
  • Joey Bella Tricky Tray Volunteer
  • St. Francis Tricky Tray Volunteer
  • Fireman's Carnival Volunteer
  • Denville Board of Education Communications Committee

   At-Large: John Murphy  emailicon

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    Community Service and Experience

  • Denville Zoning Board of Adjustment (2005 – Present)
  • Chair, Zoning Board of Adjustment (2012-2013)
  • Denville Republican Club, Member, Board Member & Treasurer
  • St. Francis Fall Festival Volunteer
  • Rockaway River Clean-Up Volunteer
  • Rotary Street Festival Volunteer
  • Denville Municipal Alliance Committee
  • Valley View School Volunteer
  • Morris County Whippany River Watershed Committee
  • St. Clares’s Harvest Festival Volunteer
  • Denville Soccer, Softball and RockDen Lacrosse, Coach
  • RockDen Lacrosse, USLax certified Coach, Board Member and Treasurer
  • Co-Founder of Annual Renegade High School scholarship to 4 local lacrosse graduates
  • St. Patrick’s Morristown Parade, Parade Marshall
  • New Jersey Scottish American Cultural Organization, Member
  • United Way Corporate Volunteer

     Education

  • County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ (AS Business Administration)
  • TCNJ (formerly Trenton State College), Trenton, NJ (BS Business Education)

  At-Large: Stephanie Lyden Email

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    Organizations and Community Service

  • Golden Eagles Ice Hockey Booster Club
  • Vice President 2008 – Present
  • CCD/Horizon Teacher, St.Mary’s 2009 - Present
  • PTA Member & Chairperson for Lakeview and
  • Valleyview Schools,1998-2009
  • Indian Lake Board of Trustees 1994-1997
  • Denville PAL Ice Hockey Vice President 2003-2008
  • Cub Scout Pack 99 Den Leader
  • Hub Soccer & PAL Softball Coach
  • Joey Bella Foundation Lip Sync Performer
  • NJ Suburban Sigma Kappi Alumni President 2009 –2010

    Employment

  • Marketing/Advertising & Sales Representative
  • NJ Licensed Realtor

    Education

  • BA Journalism/Political Science
  • University of Arizona
  • Congressional Intern, Capitol Hill 1989

    Personal

  • Denville resident 20 years
  • Widowed, 2 children Keith 18, Chloe 15

  Ward 1: Douglas N. Gabel  Email

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    Personal

Denville Resident since 1984

  • Married-Chris, 2 children-Marissa @ Morris Knolls HS, Jason @ Riverview Elementary School   Profession
  • Information Technology Manager/Director  -  Quality Assurance      
  • Current Employer: Cytec Industries, Inc, Woodland Park, NJ

   Education

  • County College of Morris, Randolph (AS, Business Management, 1995)
  • Fairleigh Dickenson University, Madison (BA, Business Management, 2001)
  • George Washington University, Project Management Master’s Certificate, 2001
  • Certified ToastMaster, ToastMasters International, 2003

   Civic/Community  Activities

  • Denville Local Assistance Board - 2 Years
  • Denville Kiwanis Club Member and Past President 1994-1995
  • Society for Information Management (SIM) Member and Treasurer 2009-2011
  • Riverview Elementary School – The Rock ,  volunteer parent
  • Christian Drama School of New Jersey volunteer parent
  • Denville Friends of the Library
  • Denville PRIDE volunteer

   Denville Community Church

  • Trustees President – 1988-1989
  • Capital Building Fund Campaign Chairperson 2008-2011
  • Appalachia Service Project Leader, 18 Years (Home Repair Ministry)

   Boy Scouts of America

  • 46 years active service
  • Eagle Scout (1976)
  • Merit Badge Counselor , Belt Loop Instructor
  • Pack #31, Asst. Den Leader, Pack Committee Chairperson and Awards Chairperson  2010 - Present


    At Large: Nancy Witte  emailicon

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    Personal

    Denville Resident since 1950

    Education

    1971 - BA, Health/Physical Education and American History, Chapman University, Orange California

    • 1971 Woman of the Year Award

             University of Arizona

            Teaching Certification – California, Arizona and New Jersey

    Employment
    Teacher for 38 years – 36 years in Denville – Valleyview, St. Mary’s and Lakeview Schools

    Military

    United States Army Reserves 1979-1999

    Retired Master Sergeant – Senior Personnel NCO

    Awards (Major)

    • Meritorious Service Medal
    • Army Commendation Medal – 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
    • Army Achievement Medal – 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
    • First Army Reserve Soldier of the Year 1981

     

    Community

    Member King of Kings Lutheran Church, Mountain Lakes since 1957

    • Congregational President
    • Congregational Vice President
    • Youth Director
    • Member of the Bell Choir
    • Sunday School and Confirmation Teacher
    • Member of the Ladies Guild – Past President
    • Board of Directors, Lay Representative, New Jersey District Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
    • Kiwanis Club of Denville –President 2011-2015 – many volunteer projects and hours
    • Advisory Board for the Salvation Army, Dover Corps
    • New Horizons Band (French Horn)
    • St. Clare’s Harvest Festival Volunteer
    • St. Francis Fall Festival Volunteer
    • Gardner Field Project Playground Committee Volunteer
    • Laudati Playground Committee Volunteer
    • Joey Bella Foundation Volunteer and Lip Sync Performer
    • Rockaway River Clean-up Volunteer
    • Denville Triathlon Volunteer
    • Denville Up and Running Volunteer
    • Denville Centennial Parade Committee
    • Denville Centennial Video Mentor for Morris Knolls Students
    • Denville Friends of the Library Member
    • Denville Historical Society Volunteer (Docent)
    • Discover Denville Day Walking Tour Coordinator for Denville Elementary Schools and Girl Scouts
    • Denville Boy Scout Physical Fitness Advisor, Flag Etiquette Instructor, and Eagle Scout Project Mentor
    • Former Member of the Rock Ridge Lake Community Club
    • Member of the Indian Lake Community Club – Women’s Club Past President
    • Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade Volunteer and Float Builde
    • Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year 2014 award
    • V.F.W. Poppy Voluntee
    • P.R.I.D.E. Volunteer