Village Council

Description

The Village Council is the governing body of the Village of Ridgewood. There are five Council members who are elected at large, on a non-partisan basis. The Municipal Election for Village Council takes place on the second Tuesday in May, in even numbered years. The term of a Council member is four years. The Mayor is chosen by the Village Council every two years, after a Municipal Election. The Reorganization meeting,which is when the new Council members take office is held on July 1st.

Village Council members serve part-time, and most have full-time jobs. They appoint a Village Manager to oversee the day to day operations of the Village, to handle personnel, citizen inquiries and complaints, and to handle the administrative duties of the Village.

The Village Council passes local laws, makes appointments to various Boards and Committees, and awards various contracts for purchases of goods and services used by the Village.

They also review, amend, and adopt the annual budget for the Village prepared by the Village Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

Name Position Boards, Committees and Commissions
Susan Knudsen Mayor
  • Council Representative to the Ridgewood Fourth of July Committee, Inc.
  • Council Representative to the Project Pride Committee
  • Council Representative to the Historic Preservation Commission
  • Council Representative to the Ridgewood Community Action Network
  • Class I Member - Planning Board
Michael Sedon Deputy Mayor
  • Council Representative to and Chair of the Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee (REAC)
  • Council Representative to and Chair of the Ridgewood Green Team Advisory Committee (GTAC)
  • Council Liasion to the Ridgewood Community Center Advisory Board
  • Council Representative to the Shade Tree Commission
Ramon Hache Councilman
  • Council Representative to the Field Committee of the Village of Ridgewood
  • Council Representative to the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce
  • Council Representative to the Ridgewood Board of Education
  • Council Representative to the Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Board
  • Council Representative to the Central Business District Advisory Committee
Jeff Voigt Councilman
  • Mayor's Representative to the Ridgewood Library Board of Trustees
  • Council Representative to the Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historic Preservation Committee
  • Council Representative to the Financial Advisory Committee
  • Class II Member - Planning Board
Bernadette Walsh Councilwoman
  • Village of Ridgewood's Representative to the Bergen County League of Municipalities
  • Council Representative to the Citizens Safety Advisory Committee
  • Council Representative to the Ridgewood Arts Council
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