Mayor and Council

(standing): Clay Kingsbery, Rob Swikart, Gary Casazza, John Conklin
(seated): Mark Rubin, Joseph Hemphill, Laura Atwell

The borough form of government was created in 1878 and modified by the Borough Act of 1987. There are approximately 218 municipalities using the borough form of government, which is supervised by a mayor and six council members, all of whom are elected at large. There are 37 boroughs in Monmouth County.

The Governing Body of the Borough of Rumson is made up by the Mayor and Council who are elected by the residents. There are six Council members who are currently made up of one woman and six men. The Mayor has a four-year term and the Council members have three-year terms.

Borough Council Regular meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Charles S. Callman Hall Courtroom of the Memorial Borough Hall, 80 East River Road, Rumson, N.J.

Each year at the Reorganization Meeting, the Council adopts a resolution setting the order of business for each Council meeting.

Rumson Borough Full Meeting Schedule

  Rumson Borough Council Meeting

The Borough of Rumson Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday May 9, 2023 at 7:30 PM
in the Charles S. Callman Hall Courtroom

Latest Council Meeting Agenda

Work sessions of the Borough Council may be held immediately following each regular meeting or on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month as needed at 4:30 p.m. in the Courtroom.

Mayor and Council Term Expires
   Mayor Joseph K. Hemphill    December 31, 2023
   Michael F. Lospinuso    December 31, 2025
   Gary Casazza    December 31, 2023
   John J. Conklin, III    December 31, 2024
   J. Clayton Kingsbery    December 31, 2025
   Sarah Pomphrey    December 31, 2024
   Robert Swikart    December 31, 2023
Borough Council President Expiration of Term
  John J. Conklin, III    December 31, 2024

The Mayor and Council members serve on the following Council Committees:

Council Committees
   Finance/Administration/PR   Conklin, Swikart, Kingsbery
   Police/Fire/EMS   Hemphill, Conklin, Casazza
   Public Works/Utilities/   Kingsbery, Swikart, Lospinuso
   Public Buildings/Construction/Zoning/Engrg.   Casazza, Hemphill, Lospinuso
   County Bridge Construction   Swikart, Casazza, Pomphrey
   Office of Emergency Mgmnt/Council Liason   Hemphill, Swikart,  Lospinuso
   Planning Board Representative   Casazza
   Planning Board Mayor's Alternate   Kingsbery
   Historic Preservation Commission   Kingsbery
   Environmental Commission   Pomphrey
   Shade Tree Commission   Pomphrey
   Recreation Liasons   Conklin
   Affordable Housing Committee   Hemphill, Conklin, Lospinuso
   Navesink River Municipal Community Group   Swikart
   Endowment   Hemphill, Kingsbery

The first name indicates the Committee Chairman and the second name the Vice-Chairman. They hold meetings as needed virtually or in the Council Meeting Room on the 2nd floor of Borough Hall.

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