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Township Council Members

  • Seven member Council
  • Four year terms
  • Four representatives elected by ward
  • Three representatives elected at-large
  • Staggered terms: At-large members run with the mayor; Ward members run two years later 

     At-Large: John Murphy  emailicon

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    Community Service and Experience

  • Denville Zoning Board of Adjustment (2005 – Present)
  • Chair, Zoning Board of Adjustment (2012-2013)
  • Denville Republican Club, Member, Board Member & Treasurer
  • St. Francis Fall Festival Volunteer
  • Rockaway River Clean-Up Volunteer
  • Rotary Street Festival Volunteer
  • Denville Municipal Alliance Committee
  • Valley View School Volunteer
  • Morris County Whippany River Watershed Committee
  • St. Clares’s Harvest Festival Volunteer
  • Denville Soccer, Softball and RockDen Lacrosse, Coach
  • RockDen Lacrosse, USLax certified Coach, Board Member and Treasurer
  • Co-Founder of Annual Renegade High School scholarship to 4 local lacrosse graduates
  • St. Patrick’s Morristown Parade, Parade Marshall
  • New Jersey Scottish American Cultural Organization, Member
  • United Way Corporate Volunteer


  • County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ (AS Business Administration)
  • TCNJ (formerly Trenton State College), Trenton, NJ (BS Business Education)

  At-Large: Stephanie Lyden Email

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    Organizations and Community Service

  • Golden Eagles Ice Hockey Booster Club
  • Vice President 2008 – Present
  • CCD/Horizon Teacher, St.Mary’s 2009 - Present
  • PTA Member & Chairperson for Lakeview and
  • Valleyview Schools,1998-2009
  • Indian Lake Board of Trustees 1994-1997
  • Denville PAL Ice Hockey Vice President 2003-2008
  • Cub Scout Pack 99 Den Leader
  • Hub Soccer & PAL Softball Coach
  • Joey Bella Foundation Lip Sync Performer
  • NJ Suburban Sigma Kappi Alumni President 2009 –2010


  • Marketing/Advertising & Sales Representative
  • NJ Licensed Realtor


  • BA Journalism/Political Science
  • University of Arizona
  • Congressional Intern, Capitol Hill 1989


  • Denville resident 20 years
  • Widowed, 2 children Keith 18, Chloe 15

  Ward 1: Douglas N. Gabel  Email

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Denville Resident since 1984

  • Married-Chris, 2 children-Marissa @ UMBC, Jason @ Morris Knolls High School
  • Profession - Information Technology Manager/Director  -  Quality Assurance      
  • Current Employer: Sanofi Pharmaceutical, NJ


  • County College of Morris, Randolph (AS, Business Management, 1995)
  • Fairleigh Dickenson University, Madison (BA, Business Management, 2001)
  • George Washington University, Project Management Master’s Certificate, 2001
  • Certified ToastMaster, ToastMasters International, 2003

   Civic/Community  Activities

  • Denville Local Assistance Board - 2 Years
  • Denville Kiwanis Club Member 30+ years and Past President 1994-1995
  • Society for Information Management (SIM) Member and Treasurer since 2005
  • Christian Drama School of New Jersey volunteer parent
  • Denville Friends of the Library
  • Denville PRIDE volunteer

   Denville Community Church

  • Trustees President – 1988-1989
  • Capital Building Fund Campaign Chairperson 2008-2011
  • Appalachia Service Project Leader, 23 Years (Home Repair Ministry)

   Boy Scouts of America

  • 51 years active service
  • Eagle Scout (1975)
  • Merit Badge Counselor
  • Patriots' Path Council - Executive Board Member

    At Large: Nancy Witte  emailicon

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    Denville Resident since 1950


    1971 - BA, Health/Physical Education and American History, Chapman University, Orange California

    • 1971 Woman of the Year Award

             University of Arizona

            Teaching Certification – California, Arizona and New Jersey

    Teacher for 38 years – 36 years in Denville – Valleyview, St. Mary’s and Lakeview Schools


    United States Army Reserves 1979-1999

    Retired Master Sergeant – Senior Personnel NCO

    Awards (Major)

    • Meritorious Service Medal
    • Army Commendation Medal – 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
    • Army Achievement Medal – 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
    • First Army Reserve Soldier of the Year 1981



    Member King of Kings Lutheran Church, Mountain Lakes since 1957

    • Congregational President
    • Congregational Vice President
    • Youth Director
    • Member of the Bell Choir
    • Sunday School and Confirmation Teacher
    • Member of the Ladies Guild – Past President
    • Board of Directors, Lay Representative, New Jersey District Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
    • Kiwanis Club of Denville –President 2011-2015 – many volunteer projects and hours
    • Advisory Board for the Salvation Army, Dover Corps
    • New Horizons Band (French Horn)
    • St. Clare’s Harvest Festival Volunteer
    • St. Francis Fall Festival Volunteer
    • Gardner Field Project Playground Committee Volunteer
    • Laudati Playground Committee Volunteer
    • Joey Bella Foundation Volunteer and Lip Sync Performer
    • Rockaway River Clean-up Volunteer
    • Denville Triathlon Volunteer
    • Denville Up and Running Volunteer
    • Denville Centennial Parade Committee
    • Denville Centennial Video Mentor for Morris Knolls Students
    • Denville Friends of the Library Member
    • Denville Historical Society Volunteer (Docent)
    • Discover Denville Day Walking Tour Coordinator for Denville Elementary Schools and Girl Scouts
    • Denville Boy Scout Physical Fitness Advisor, Flag Etiquette Instructor, and Eagle Scout Project Mentor
    • Former Member of the Rock Ridge Lake Community Club
    • Member of the Indian Lake Community Club – Women’s Club Past President
    • Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade Volunteer and Float Builde
    • Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year 2014 award
    • V.F.W. Poppy Voluntee
    • P.R.I.D.E. Volunteer

      Brian Bergen – Ward 2  emailicon

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      Brian Bergen is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, a former Army Officer and Apache Helicopter Pilot, and a dedicated family man and community volunteer. Brian brings a lifetime of experience and dedication to the community and country. 


  • United States Military Academy - BS, French/Spanish and Computer Science
  • University of Phoenix - MS, Administration of Justice and Security
  • Rutgers Business School - MBA, Strategy and Entrepreneurship


  • Indian Lake Trustee
  • Former Zoning Board Vice Chair
  • Denville Fall Festival Volunteer
  • Project Playground 2.0 Committee
  • American Legion Officer
  • Veteran of Foreign Wars Member
  • Rockaway River Cleanup Volunteer
  • 4 Time Denville Triathlon Participant

Glenn R. Buie – Ward 3  emailicon

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  • Denville resident since 1980
  • First Industrial Realty Trust Inc. Operations Director
  • Denville Planning Board: 1998 – 2018
  • Denville Planning Board Chairman: 2001-2003, 2014-2017
  • Denville Environmental Commission: 2003-2007
  • Denville Police Reserves: 1981-1993
  • Saint Clare’s Harvest Festival volunteer
  • Denville Little League -1981-1993          (Manager, Coach, Executive Board, Umpire)
  • St Frances Harvest Day - Volunteer
  • Denville Republican Club
  • Rotary Street Festival volunteer
  • Project Playground volunteer
  • The Two Hundred Club of Morris County – Member
  • Former NJ Real Estate License
  • Building Owners Managers Assoc. (BOMA) 7-time TOBY (The Outstanding Bldg. of the Year Award)
  • First Industrial Realty Trust Inc. Operations Director
  • National Rifle Association – Patriot Life Member

Gary Borowiec – Ward 4  emailicon
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 One of the five founding partners of Atlas Advisory Group, LLC in Cranford, Gary has served the community as a respected financial advisor for decades. He is passionate about helping individuals, families, and local business owners build and protect their wealth for generations using tax-wise investment plans and customized strategies for retirement income planning, wealth transfer, and Social Security. A respected voice and author in the financial services industry, Gary’s reputation is built on his knowledge of tax laws and alternative investment strategies that help reduce investment risk. He plans to apply that knowledge to his role in Ward Four to help the community thrive through fiscal health.

New Jersey born and bred, Gary attended Pequannock Township High School and graduated from Ramapo College with a BS in Business Administration. Gary lives in Denville with his wife, Karen, and two children, Alexander and Nicole.

Dedicated to helping build strong community through service and outreach, Gary has served as President of Denville’s youth football program and chairperson for the Denville Township Recreation Committee. He is honored to be one of the newest members of the Denville Township Council.