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 has been a resident of Mine Hill since 1995. He and his wife Nancy have 2 children, Zack and Sarah. Sarah attends Dover High School and Zack is in college.
A native of Delaware, Sam has been a New Jersey Resident since 1989. He is a graduate of Rutger’s-Newark in 1994 with a B. A. in American History, and received his Certified Public Manager designation, also from Rutgets, in 2018. Sam serves the Township as a 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. In 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 are governmental transparency and accountability; fiscal stability; debt reduction; 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 in our tight-knit community.