Village Council


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 Election for Village Council takes placin even-numbered years, at the General Election, held the first tuesday after the first monday in November. 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 during the first week in January, in odd-numbered years.

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
Pamela Perron Deputy Mayor
  • Council Representative to the Green Ridgewood Committee
  • Council Representative to the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce
  • Council Representative to the Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historic Preservation Committee
  • Council Representative to the Central Business District Advisory Committee
  • Council Representative to the Green Team Advisory Committee
  • Council Representative to the Shade Tree Commission
Lorraine Reynolds Councilwoman
  • Council Representative to the Project Pride Committee
  • Council Representative to the Citizens Safety Advisory Committee
  • Council Liaison to the NJ Future Committee
Paul Vagianos Councilman
  • Council Representative to the Field Committee of the Village of Ridgewood
  • Council Representative to the Ridgewood Board of Education
  • Council Representative to the Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Board
  • Council Representative to the Stigma Free Task Force
  • Council Representative to the Kasschau Memorial Shell Committee
  • Council Liaison to the┬áRidgewood Community Center Advisory Board


If you have any trouble with accessing information contained within this website, please contact the MIS Department - 201-670-5500 x2222 or by email