Executive Board

The League's Executive Board serves as the policy-setting body in the work of representing the state's 565 Municipal governments. Sharing their time, their efforts, and their knowledge, they continually strive to improve Municipal government throughout the Garden State.


Janice KovatchJanice Kovach, President

Mayor, Clinton Town
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William ChegwiddenWilliam J. Chegwidden, 1st Vice President

Mayor, Wharton
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Raymond HeckRaymond Heck, 2nd Vice President

Mayor, Millstone Borough
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Will Pikolycky

William Pikolycky, 3rd Vice President

Mayor, Woodbine
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Executive Board Members

2018 Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Ras Baraka

Mayor, Newark

Thomas Bianco, Mayor, VinelandTom Bianco

Mayor, Clayton

Gayle MittlerGayle Brill Mittler

Mayor, Highland Park

Ruby Cotton HeadshotRuby Cotton

Committeewoman, Paterson

Mayor Bill Curtis of Bay Head, NJLM Executive Board

Bill Curtis

Mayor, Bay Head

Sean ElwellSean Elwell

Mayor, Elsinboro

Anthony Fanucci, Mayor, VinelandAnthony Fanucci

Mayor, Vineland

Steven FulopSteven Fulop

Mayor, Jersey City

Mayor John C Glidden Jr of Closter, NJLM Executive Board

John C. Glidden, Jr.

Mayor, Closter

Mayor Jeff Martin HamiltonJeffrey Martin

Mayor, Hamilton

Gary PassananteGary Passanante

Mayor, Somerdale

Mayor John Pallone Long BranchJohn Pallone

Mayor, Long Branch

Guy Piserchia, Mayor, Long Hill

Guy Piserchia

Mayor, Long Hill

Deputy Mayor Christine Quinn SpartaChristine Quinn

Mayor, Sparta Township

Mayor Marty Small HeadshotMarty Small Sr.

Mayor, Atlantic City

mayor-sara-todisco_WebSara Todisco

Mayor, Garwood

Rosemary Tuohy headshot

Rosemary Tuohy

Council President, Allamuchy

2018 Paul Tomasko head shotPaul Tomasko

Mayor, Alpine

2018 Mayor Janet TucciJanet Tucci

Mayor, West Long Branch

Michael VeneziaMichael Venezia

Mayor, Bloomfield

Craig H. Wilkie, Mayor, FlorenceCraig H. Wilkie

Mayor, Florence

Officers Biographies

Click on the tabs below to view full biographies for the League's current Executive Officers.

  1. president's bio
  2. 1st vice president's bio
  3.  2nd Vice president's bio
  4. 3rd Vice President's bio

Executive Officers' Biographies

Click on the blue and yellow tabs above to view full biographies for each of the League's current Executive Officers.

Janice KovatchJanice Kovach
President (Mayor, Clinton Town)

The League’s President, Mayor Janice Kovach has served as Mayor of Clinton Town since 2012.

Career & Service
 Prior to joining state government, she was a Councilwoman in the Town of Clinton, serving as the Planning Board Liaison, Chair of the COAH committee, and the Historic Preservation Commission. She resigned her Town Council seat when she assumed the Director’s job of the New Jersey Division on Women, serving from August 2006 until September 2010. As the former Director, Ms. Kovach was a member of:

  • Domestic Violence Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board
  • Gender Parity Council and the NJ Commission on Women Veterans
  • Governor’s Advisory Council Against Sexual Assault
  • Governor’s Advisory Council on Domestic Violence
  • New Jersey Commission on the Status of Women

As a resident of Clinton, Kovach served as a Trustee of the Red Mill Museum Village and President and Trustee of the CPS Partners in Education Foundation, Inc. In October 2004, she was appointed to the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council and served until May 2010. She is a Leadership NJ Fellow-class of 2009. She was appointed to the Hunterdon County Polytech School Board in March 2011 and served until October 2013. She was a member of the United Way Women’s Leadership Council and as an executive board member and chair of the education and training committee of the NJ Women’s Political Caucus.

Mayor Kovach is also a Commissioner for the NJ Motion Picture and Television Commission, which provides production tools, financial incentives, and information about productions in the state of New Jersey.

Passion Ventures
 In addition to her role as Mayor, she has taken the passion for her work at the Division and parlayed it into a non-government role, speaking at events about her personal experiences and the role that women can and should play in business, government and politics. In addition, Janice along with her business partner established the River Town Film Festival in 2017. Janice has worked as a consultant for several companies. Previously she was a Director with Prudential, managing a 24/7 call center and a Marketing Project Management Group. She has also held management positions with Fleet and NatWest Banks.

 She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Thomas Edison State College.