Mine Hill Township operates under the “Mayor-Council Plan” of the Optional Municipal Charter Law, also known as the Faulker Act of 1950. 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.
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 Dover high School and Zack attends the college.
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 is Full-time Mayor. He Previously worked in the Medical IT and Insurance industries.
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 enjoys sports and cars in his recreational time. He is an avid Phillies and Eagles fan.
Sam’s major policy initiatives as Mayor of Mine Hill are governmental transparency and accountability; fiscal stability; debt reduction; implementing a pay-as-you-go financial policy; property maintenance; Expansion of sewers and the municipal tax base; improvement and expansion of recreational space; and improvement of quality of life and building a sense community in our tight-knit community.