Biographies



Mayor David Mayer

Mayor David R. Mayer

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A Message from the Mayor

Dave was elected Mayor of Gloucester Township in November of 2009 and sworn in on January 2, 2010. Since taking office, Dave has worked to straighten out the township’s finances, stabilize taxes by introducing three budgets which each held the line on the municipal tax rate and implement many sustainable and green initiatives.

Dave began his public career in 1989 as an aide for then Freeholder Director Robert E. Andrews, continued in Andrews’ successful congressional campaign and then as director of the Congressman’s district office. From 1995 to 2003, he was chief of staff to Camden County Clerk James Beach.

Dave’s service as an elected official began in May of 2002 when he was elected to the Gloucester Township Council. Because of Dave’s strong opposition to dual office holding, he resigned from the council position when he entered the race for State Assembly in the Fourth District in 2003. Dave was elected to the State Assembly both in 2003 and 2005, where he served on the Assembly Transportation and Education committees and sponsored many pieces of legislation including the New Jersey Stars program.

Dave earned a B.A. from Rutgers-Camden, a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Administration also from Rutgers-Camden and a Law Degree from Rutgers-Camden School of Law. He has taught courses in political science, public administration and public policy at Camden County College, Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University.
Dave currently also serves as State Director of Legislative Affairs for Comcast and is a member of the board of trustees for the United Way of Camden County.

 


 


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Council President Glen Bianchini

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Glen Bianchini has been a member of Council since 2000 and has been Council President since 2002. Mr. Bianchini is the council liaison to the Gloucester Township Housing Authority and the Gloucester Township Municipal Utilities Authority. He has been a resident of Gloucester Township since 1989. Mr. Bianchini received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Pharmacy from the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1983. He received his Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration from St. Joseph’s University in 1990. He is a currently a Director of Pharmacy at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington Delaware. Mr. Bianchini has 5 children and spends his personal time coaching girl’s fastpitch softball for the South Jersey Bandits. He also spends time attending and supporting the local arts in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.




Council Vice President Orlando Mercado

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Orlando Mercado has been a resident of Gloucester Township since 1999 and a member of Council since 2004. Mr. Mercado received his Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and his Master of Arts Degree in Business Administration for Temple University. He is a College Administrator at Richard Stockton College and an Adjunct Business Professor at Camden County College. Mr. Mercado's personal time is dedicated to raising his son, Alex, and coaching him in the Blackwood Kiwanis Little League. An avid runner, most days he can be seen running throughout the Township training for his next marathon.






Councilman Dan Hutchison

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Dan Hutchison has been a resident of Gloucester Township since 1995. Dan is married to Karen and has four children, Katie, Shawn, Nick and Brian. During his residency in Gloucester Township, Dan has volunteered as a soccer commissioner, soccer coach, baseball coach, basketball coach and Tiger Scout Den Leader. He has also sponsored the local football, soccer, lacrosse and baseball organizations as well as providing contributions on a yearly basis to the Boy Scouts.

Dan received a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Rider College in 1989. Thereafter, he passed the CPA exam in 1991 and attended Widener's Legal Education Institute for paralegal studies in 1992. Dan graduated from Widener University Law School with a J.D. in 1995. He opened a law office in 1997 which centered on helping people cope in difficult financial times. Additionally, he is the Gloucester County Regional Coordinatior for the Financial Literacy Program. This program requires him to visit high schools throughout Camden and Gloucester Counties to discuss the pitfalls of obtaining credit and using it unwisely.





Councilman Franklin Schmidt

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Franklin Schmidt is a life long resident of Gloucester Township, and a product of the Gloucester Township school district and Little League sports programs. Mr. Schmidt is the council liaison to the Evironmental and Open Space Advisory Committee. He is married to his wife, Cathy, who is a guidance counselor at Ann Mullen Middle School. They have two children, Samantha age 7 and Zachary age 5. Frank has been an educator and administrator in the community for the past 29 years. He has taught Physical Science at C.W. Lewis Middle School, taught Physical and Biological Sciences at Glen Landing Middle School, and was Vice Principal at Ann Mullen for the first three years of its existence. Along with his academic service to our community, Frank has also coached football and weightlifting at Highland and Triton, baseball at Highland and boys softball at Glen Landing. He also served seven years on the Blackhorse Regional School Board. He has been a Gloucester Township Councilmember for 12 years.

 



Samuel L. Siler

Councilman Samuel M. Siler

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Samuel M. Siler worked as a Drexel administrator and is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel. He received the Bronze Star medal in Vietnam. Sam is a past president of the Blackwood Rotary and has a Masters Degree from the American University. He lives in the Erial section of the town with his wife Joyce.

 

 

 



Tracey Trotto

Councilwoman Tracey Trotto

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Tracey Trotto lives in the Glendora section of town with her husband Nick and their two sons. Tracey is actively involved in the Glendora PTG Association where she has served as President for the last six years. Tracey is also responsible for bringing the American Cancer Society Relay for Life to Gloucester Township in 2010. Tracey is passionate about helping people and serving our community.

 

 


 

Michelle Winters

Councilwoman Michelle L. Winters

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Michelle Winters has lived in Gloucester Township for 22 years with her husband Rob and their two children, Sara and Eric. Michelle is a graduate of Camden County College and Widener University with a Bachelors degree in Nursing. She is actively involved in Gloucester Township Hockey Alliance and has been involved with the Triton Field Hockey Booster Club and Blackwood Kiwanis Little League. Michelle is the Manager of Invasive Cardiology at Our Lady of Lourdes in Camden, NJ and has been employed there since 1990.

 


 

Council Meetings

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Council Meetings

Regular Sessions

January 13, 2014
January 27, 2014
February 10, 2014
February 24, 2014
March 10, 2014
March 24, 2014
April 14, 2014
April 28, 2014
May 12, 2014
May 28, 2014 (Wednesday)
June 9, 2014
June 23, 2014
July 14, 2014
July 28, 2014
August 11, 2014
August 25, 2014
September 8, 2014
September 22, 2014
October 15, 2014 (Wednesday)
October 27, 2014
November 10, 2014
November 24, 2014
December 8, 2014
December 29, 2014

Executive Sessions

January 6, 2014
February 3, 2014
March 3, 2014
April 7, 2014
May 5, 2014
June 2, 2014
July 7, 2014
August 4, 2014
September 3, 2014 (Wednesday)
October 6, 2014
November 3, 2014
December 1, 2014


Regular Session and Executive Session Meetings of the Township Council shall be held on the above dates at 7:30 pm (prevailing time) at the Gloucester Township Municipal Building, Chews Landing Road, Chews Landing, New Jersey.

Elected Officials' Salaries

Mayor $52,000
Council President $8,261
Council Vice President $8,089
Councilmember $7,917