Mayor & Administration

Mine Hill Township operates under the “Mayor-Council Plan” of the Optional Municipal Charter Law, also known as the Faulker Act.   The Mayor-Council Plan is modeled after the federal and state governments, consisting of two separate and co-equal power centers directly elected by the people: the Mayor as chief executive, and the Council as the municipal legislature.

The Mayor can be contacted by calling Town Hall at 973-366-9031 and selecting Option 8 for the Mayor and Administrator.  The Mayor also has a mailbox located just inside the front door of Town Hall.  You can also email the Mayor at

Meet the Mayor:

Mayor Sam Morris (right) with Congressman Leonard Lance at Town Hall on March 30, 2012.

Mayor Sam Morris has been a resident of Mine Hill since 1995.  He and his wife Nancy have 2 children, Zack and Sarah.  Sarah attends the Canfield Avenue School and Zack attends the Dover Schools.

A native of Delaware, Sam has been a New Jersey Resident since 1989.  A graduate of Rutger’s-Newark in 1994 with a B. A. in American History, Sam works in Medical IT sales and implementation.  He also has enjoyed a career in insurance since 1995.

Sam has been President of the Mine Hill Educational Foundation since 1993 and Executive Director of the Canfield Kids preschool serving the children of Mine Hill and the surrounding areas.

In March 2012, Sam was awarded Governor Christie’s Jefferson Award for Volunteerism for his volunteer and charitable work in Mine Hill.

Sam’s major policy initiatives as Mayor of Mine Hill are governmental transparency and accountability, fiscal stability, debt reduction, property maintenance and repair, improvement and expansion of recreational space and improvement of quality of life.

Spring 2012 Mayor’s Newsletter