Mayor David Mayer

Mayor David R. Mayer

A Message from the Mayor

Dave Mayer was first elected Mayor in November 2009 and re-elected 2013. Since taking office in January 2010, he has worked to improve the township’s finances, stabilizing taxes by introducing five budgets which each held the line on the municipal tax rate. Dave has implemented a township-wide energy master plan that includes the largest shared service solar project in the state of New Jersey. He has also introduced the township to a single-stream recycling program that has not only made it easier for residents to participate, but greatly increased overall recycling as a result. Constant in his efforts for improvement and progression, Dave has also improved energy efficiency in all township buildings.

Beginning his public career in 1989 as an aide for then Freeholder Director Robert E. Andrews, Dave continued on Andrews’ successful congressional campaign and then served as director of the Congressman’s district office from 1990 to 1995. Dave then worked from 1995 to 2004, as chief of staff to Camden County Clerk, James Beach.

Dave’s service as an elected official began in May of 2002 when he was elected to the Gloucester Township Council. Because of his strong opposition to dual office holding, he resigned from the council position when he entered the race for State Assembly in the Fourth District in 2003. Dave was elected to the State Assembly both in 2003 and 2005, where he served on the Assembly Transportation and Education committees and sponsored many pieces of legislation including the New Jersey Stars program.

Dave earned a B.A. from Rutgers-Camden, a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Administration also from Rutgers-Camden and a Law Degree from Rutgers-Camden School of Law. He has taught courses in political science, public administration and public policy at Camden County College, Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University.



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Council President Orlando Mercado


Orlando Mercado has been a resident of Gloucester Township since 1999 and a member of Council since 2004. Mr. Mercado received his Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and his Master of Arts Degree in Business Administration for Temple University. He is a College Administrator at Richard Stockton College and an Adjunct Business Professor at Camden County College. Mr. Mercado's personal time is dedicated to raising his son, Alex, and coaching him in the Blackwood Kiwanis Little League. An avid runner, most days he can be seen running throughout the Township training for his next marathon..

Tracey Trotto

Council Vice President Tracey Trotto


Tracey Trotto lives in the Glendora section of town with her husband Nick and their two sons. Tracey is actively involved in the Glendora PTG Association where she has served as President for the last six years. Tracey is also responsible for bringing the American Cancer Society Relay for Life to Gloucester Township in 2010. Tracey is passionate about helping people and serving our community.



Councilman Dan Hutchison


Dan Hutchison has been a resident of Gloucester Township since 1995. Dan is married to Karen and has four children, Katie, Shawn, Nick and Brian. During his residency in Gloucester Township, Dan has volunteered as a soccer commissioner, soccer coach, baseball coach, basketball coach and Tiger Scout Den Leader. He has also sponsored the local football, soccer, lacrosse and baseball organizations as well as providing contributions on a yearly basis to the Boy Scouts.

Dan received a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Rider College in 1989. Thereafter, he passed the CPA exam in 1991 and attended Widener's Legal Education Institute for paralegal studies in 1992. Dan graduated from Widener University Law School with a J.D. in 1995. He opened a law office in 1997 which centered on helping people cope in difficult financial times. Additionally, he is the Gloucester County Regional Coordinatior for the Financial Literacy Program. This program requires him to visit high schools throughout Camden and Gloucester Counties to discuss the pitfalls of obtaining credit and using it unwisely.

Councilman Michael Mignone


Michael Mignone has been a resident of Gloucester Township since 2000. An avid fan of baseball and community involvement, he is a firm believer in getting off the sidelines and on the field to make a difference. He is committed to Gloucester Township and is passionate about continuing its growth. Mr. Mignone received an Associate’s Degree in Radiology from Hahnemann University and is currently the Radiology Administrative Director at Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol, PA. He is married to his wife Tara, and together they have two children, Luke and Isabella. Mr. Mignone’s personal time is spent residing as the Vice president of Erial Little League, where he also coaches. One of Mr. Mignone’s shining moments as a coach was when his all-star team won a New Jersey State Championship in 2013! Mr. Mignone enjoys every moment on the ball fields with his children Luke and Isabella, where he gets the opportunity to teach the game of baseball and softball, sportsmanship and motivate the children of the Erial section in Gloucester Township. Mr. Mignone can also be found lecturing Scripture at St. Charles Borromeo church.

Councilman Franklin Schmidt


Franklin Schmidt is a life long resident of Gloucester Township, and a product of the Gloucester Township school district and Little League sports programs. Mr. Schmidt is the council liaison to the Evironmental and Open Space Advisory Committee. He is married to his wife, Cathy, who is a guidance counselor at Ann Mullen Middle School. They have two children, Samantha age 7 and Zachary age 5. Frank has been an educator and administrator in the community for the past 29 years. He has taught Physical Science at C.W. Lewis Middle School, taught Physical and Biological Sciences at Glen Landing Middle School, and was Vice Principal at Ann Mullen for the first three years of its existence. Along with his academic service to our community, Frank has also coached football and weightlifting at Highland and Triton, baseball at Highland and boys softball at Glen Landing. He also served seven years on the Blackhorse Regional School Board. He has been a Gloucester Township Councilmember for 12 years.


Councilwoman Andrea Stubbs


Andrea Stubbs has been a resident of Gloucester Township since 2000 and is currently serving her initial term as a member of Gloucester Township Council. Ms. Stubbs received her Bachelor’s Degree from Glassboro State College and her Masters of Education Administration from Cheyney State College. Ms. Stubbs has worked in the township as an employee of Gloucester Township Board of Education since 2002. She is presently serving as an elementary school principal. Ms. Stubbs spends her spare time with her husband, Wellington and her two children Trey and Indya.

Michelle Winters

Councilwoman Michelle L. Winters


Michelle Winters has lived in Gloucester Township for 22 years with her husband Rob and their two children, Sara and Eric. Michelle is a graduate of Camden County College and Widener University with a Bachelors degree in Nursing. She is actively involved in Gloucester Township Hockey Alliance and has been involved with the Triton Field Hockey Booster Club and Blackwood Kiwanis Little League. Michelle is the Manager of Invasive Cardiology at Our Lady of Lourdes in Camden, NJ and has been employed there since 1990.



Council Meetings

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Council Meetings

Regular Sessions

January 11, 2016
January 25, 2016
February 8, 2016
February 22, 2016
March 14, 2016
March 28, 2016
April 11, 2016
April 25, 2016
May 9, 2016
May 23, 2016
June 13, 2016
June 27, 2016
July 11, 2016
July 25, 2016 August 8, 2016
August 22, 2016
September 12, 2016
September 26, 2016
October 12, 2016 (Wednesday)
October 24, 2016
November 14, 2016
November 28, 2016
December 12, 2016
December 28, 2016

Executive Sessions

January 4, 2016
February 1, 2016
March 7, 2016
April 4, 2016
May 2, 2016
June 6, 2016
July 6, 2016 (Wednesday)
August 1, 2016
September 7, 2016 (Wednesday)
October 3, 2016
November 7, 2016
December 5, 2016

Regular Session and Executive Session Meetings of the Township Council shall be held on the above dates at 7:30 pm (prevailing time) at the Gloucester Township Municipal Building, Chews Landing Road, Chews Landing, New Jersey.

Elected Officials' Salaries

Mayor $52,000
Council President $8,261
Council Vice President $8,089
Councilmember $7,917