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 

  At-Large: Deborah Smith   Email

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 Government & Appointments

  • Denville Councilwoman: 1996-Present
  • Denville Council President: 2003-2004
  • Planning Board: 1998-1999
  • Board of Adjustment: 1993-1995
  • Open Space Sub-Committee, Chair: 1997-1999
  • Council Liaisons Held: Municipal Alliance Comm., Denville Fire Department, Denville Public Library, Economic Development Comm., Denville Historical Society, Local Assistance Board, etc.
  • Denville Republican Club Member, Board Member: 1991-Present
  • Morris County Woman’s Republican Club, Member, Board Member, Advisor: 1991- Present

 Civic Activities

  • Denville Friends of the Library
  • Denville Historical Society
  • Denville PRIDE Member/Volunteer
  • Rotary Street Festival Volunteer
  • St. Clare’s Harvest Festival Volunteer

 Education

  • BS, Mathematics, Long Island, University
  • MS, Counseling, Long Island University
  • Certified Financial Planner, Adelphi University
  • CTW Excellence in Public Service Series Graduate, 2001 (One of 21 women selected statewide)
  • Certified Municipal Official, Rutgers University (Only member of Council to complete this program)

  Personal Background


  • • Morris County Resident since 1987
    • Denville Resident since 1991
    • Married to Steven Smith
    • Employed by Dun & Bradstreet, Key Accounts Manager since 1992

  Ward 4: Donald Kuser  Email to Donald Kuser

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 Community involvement and experience:

  • Term ends December 31, 2013
  • 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

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  • Term Ends December 31, 2013
  • 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, 2013
  • Council President 2013
  • 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: Kevin Scollans Email

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   PublicService

  • Board of Adjustments2004 – Present
  • Chairman Board ofAdjustments
  • US ArmyE-5
  • NewOrleansBuildingTogether
  • HUB Soccer&Little League Assistant Coach

  Employment

  • Over 30 YearsExecutive Management
  • Owned and OperatedSuccessful Business
  • Managed $60 MillionOperating Budget

   Education

  • BS EngineeringManagement

  Organizations andCommunity Service

  • Project ChildrenCoordinator
  • St. Clare’s HarvestFestival Volunteer
  • Knights ofColumbusMember
  • St. Mary’s BingoVolunteer
  • St. Patrick’sMorristown Parade, Parade Marshall Chairman

  Awards

  • US Army Certificateof Achievement
  • Novartis LeadershipAward

  At-Large: Stephanie Lyden Email

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    Organizations andCommunity Service

  • Golden Eagles IceHockey Booster Club
  • Vice President 2008 – Present
  • CCD/Horizon Teacher,St.Mary’s 2009 -Present
  • PTA Member&Chairperson for Lakeview and
  • ValleyviewSchools,1998-2009
  • IndianLakeBoardof Trustees1994-1997
  • Denville PAL Ice HockeyVice President 2003-2008
  • Cub Scout Pack 99 DenLeader
  • Hub Soccer&PALSoftball Coach
  • Joey Bella FoundationLip Sync Performer
  • NJ Suburban Sigma KappiAlumni President 2009 –2010

    Employment

  • Marketing/Advertising&Sales Representative
  • NJ LicensedRealtor

    Education

  • BA Journalism/PoliticalScience
  • UniversityofArizona
  • Congressional Intern,Capitol Hill 1989

    Personal

  • Denville resident 20years
  • Widowed, 2 childrenKeith 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