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2016 Mayor and Borough Council

The Borough of Somerville is organized under the Mayor-Council form of government.

The Mayor is elected to a four-year term and six council members are elected for staggered three-year terms. Two council members are elected each year.

The Borough Council elects a member to serve as Council President to act in the absence of the Mayor. Each council member is appointed by the Mayor to one of six standing committee’s during the Annual Reorganization Meeting held on January 1 of each year.

The Borough Council meets every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month commencing immediately following the workshop session in Borough Council Chambers located at the Somerville Police Headquarters, 24 South Bridge St. The Borough Council executive session begins at 6:00pm and the regular Borough Council workshop follows the executive session.

Brian G. Gallagher
Term Expires December 31, 2019

2016 Somerville Borough Council

Council President Steve Peter  
Term Expires 12/31/18
Public Works Chair

Councilwoman Jane Kobuta
Term Expires 12/31/16
Administration/Personnel Chair  

Councilman Thompson Mitchell
Term Expires 12/31/18
Public Property Chair

Councilman Jason Kraska  
Term Expires 12/31/17 
Police Commissioner

Councilman Dennis Sullivan
Term Expires 12/31/17  
Finance Chair

Councilman Ken Utter 
Term Expires 12/31/16
Fire Commissioner

2016 Council Liaison Assignments


          West End Redevelopment           Raritan River Greenways

          Library                                          Landfill Development Committee

          Workplace Diversity Task Force   Kirby Ave. Redevelopment Committee


          Recycling                                    TMA Ridewise        

          SRVSA                                       Environmental Commission

          NJ Transit Railroad Coalition        Historic Advisory Committee

         West End Redevelopment Committee



          Board of Health                           Recreation

          Accident Review Committee         CDBG

          NJ Transit Railroad Coalition        Municipal Alliance & Youth                  

          Complete Streets


          Board of Education                      East End Redevelopment

          By-Laws Committee                    Veterans Association

          Somerset County Freeholders      Human Relations

           Kirby Ave Redevelopment Committee


         Fire Police                                   Somerset Medical Center                       

         DSA/SBPA                                 Landfill Committee

         Emergency Management           First Aid & Rescue Squad

         Complete Streets                        East End Redevelopment Committee

          Fire Museum                               Emergency Services Facility Committee

          Regional Center Partnership


          Code Enforcement                      Municipal Court

          Somerville TV                              Gaston Ave. Redevelopment Committee