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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 

John Murphy - At-Large  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

  Douglas N. Gabel - Ward 1 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

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.

Harry Fahrer - At Large emailicon
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Harry has been a Denville resident for over 50 years. He has been a major contributor to the Township’s social and sports programs as well as religious organizations. Harry is married with 2 children. All who are Denville homeowners. He started his career as a New Jersey Bell operator in 1974. The AT&T divestiture moved him into a management position with AT&T where he retired after 40 years of service. He is currently employed by St. Mary’s and Norman Dean Home for Services.


  • BSA Pack 99 WEBELOS Leader and Troop 118 Scoutmaster
  • Soccer Board Member
  • Soccer coach
  • Baseball manager/coach
  • St. Mary’s Horizon’s Instructor
  • Director of St. Mary’s Outreach Ministry
  • BSA Merit Badge Counselor


  • Chamber of Commerce 2008 Volunteer of the Year Award
  • 2019 Denville Good Scout Award
  • First Vivere Christus awarded from Bishop Serratelli
  • POWWW Volunteer
  • Joey Bella Volunteer
  • Hussa Place Habitat for Humanity
  • Coastal Habitat – New Jersey
  • Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics
  • 2003 West Morris District Outstanding Scouter

Past/Current Member

  • Denville Board of Adjustment
  • Knights of Columbus 4th Degree
  • Sons of the American Legion Denville Post 390
  • AT&T Pioneer
  • Member of St. Mary’s Parish Life Ministry
  • BSA Troop 118 Chartered Organization Representative
  • St. Mary’s Usher


  • St. Mary’s - Denville
  • Morris Knolls
  • Morris County Vocational School
  • County College of Morris

Angela Cote - At Large  emailicon
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Community Service

  • Denville Municipal Alliance Committee
  • Denville Recreation Committee
  • Denville Beautification Committee
  • Denville Path & Trails Committee
  • Denville Senior Social Volunteer
  • Project Playground 2.0 Volunteer
  • KIDS Try-Harder Volunteer


  • Steven Institute of Technology, BE Electrical Engineering
  • Steven Institute of Technology, MS Computer Science
  • George Washington University, Project Manager Masters Certificate


  • Denville resident for 10 years
  • IT Program and Project Management Professional in the Pharmaceutical industry

Christopher Golinski - Ward 2   emailicon

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  • Denville Resident since 1989
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Profession for 25+ years
  • B.A. Physics, University of Virginia
  • M.B.A. Fairleigh Dickenson University
  • Newly Elected Officials Training, NJ League of Municipalities
  • Former member, Morris County 4H Association Board of Directors
  • Eagle Scout
  • Personal

    • Denville resident since 1989
    • Married, two children
    • Supply chain and logistics professional


    • B.A. Physics,  University of Virginia
    • M.B.A. Management, Fairleigh Dickenson University
    • Newly Elected Officials Training, NJ League of Municipalities

    Volunteer Experience

    • Eagle Scout
    • Cubmaster Pack 99 Denville
    • Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 118 Denville
    • Assistant Scoutmaster Boy Scout National Jamboree
    • Indian Lake Community Club
    • Indian Lake playground improvement committee
    • Morris County 4-H Association, Board of Directors
    • Morris County 4-H Fair Facilities Manager
    • Saint Mary’s Religious Education Teacher
    • Saint Mary’s Church, Marriage Preparation Program
    • Knights of Columbus
    • Denville Football Coach
    • Denville Recreation Ski Program
    • Denville Friends of the Library, Murder Mystery Performer
    • Denville Social Services, S.H.A.R.E program
    • Playground improvement projects at Indian Lake, Hepner Park, Kwiatowski Park and Gardner Field.