Mayor & Council

Overview

Oradell is governed by a Mayor and Council, with the support of many different borough departments, committees, and boards.

The Mayor and members of the Council are elected by voters. The Mayor is elected to a four-year term. Duties include presiding at meetings of the governing body, signing contracts, and appointing Borough officials and members of boards and committees subject to Council confirmation. The Mayor votes only when there is a tie vote.

The Borough Council comprises six members, who are elected to serve staggered three-year terms of office. The Council approves the annual budget, adopts ordinances and resolutions, and determines policy. Council members serve as chairs of committees and as liaisons to various Borough organizations. At the beginning of each calendar year, officials participate in Oradell Municipal Reorganization Day, broadcast on OPTV, during which new committee and liaison assignments are announced.

Oradell's elected and appointed officials are dedicated to serving the public and to providing exceptional citizen service at all times.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Laura J. Lyons Borough Administrator / Clerk (CPM, RMC, RPPO) (201) 261-8200 ext. 246
Melissa Presta (201) 261-8200 ext. 249

Elected Officials

NameTitleTerm ExpiresCommittee AssignmentsCouncil Liaisons

Mayor

12/31/2023

Tracy Schoenberg

Council President

12/31/2021

Admin, Public Safety & Finance

Fire Commisioner, Seniors, EDAC & Oradell For All

Roger Tashjian

Councilmember

12/31/2021

DPW, Public Safety, Ordinance & Finance

Board of Ed - River Dell HS

Stephen Carnevale

Councilmember

12/31/2022

Police & Emer Mgmt, Admin & Finance

Planning Board & Historical

Robert Jannicelli

Councilmember

12/31/2023

Ordinance, Admin, Tech and Comm & Finance

Recreation, Ambulance, & Bldg Dept

Miriam Yu

Councilmember

12/31/2022

Finance, DPW, Tech & Comm

Library, Board of Ed - OPS, Drug Alliance & Insurance

Jonathan Kern

Councilmember

12/31/2023

Tech & Comm, DPW & Finance

Zoning, BOH, Enviro/Beautification & OPTV