Governing Body


The Township of South Orange Village's governing body is comprised of an elected Board of Trustees consisting of six elected Trustees and an elected Village President, all seven of whom serve four-year terms without any remuneration. Three Trustees are elected biennially.

The Board of Trustees is the legislative body with the responsibility for setting Village policy through the adoption of Ordinances which become part of the Village Code and the approval of Resolutions authorizing various acts and expenditures.

The Village President is the head of the executive or administrative branch of the Village government.  The Village President directs the day to day operations of the Village through the Administration office and various departments.

The Board of Trustees typically meets twice monthly on the Second and Fourth Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the South Orange Performing Arts Center at: 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ 07079

When holidays conflict with Monday meeting dates, these meeting generally are rescheduled for the following Wednesday.  Additional Special Meetings are scheduled, such as for Budget Workshops and Town Hall Meetings, and their dates are posted on the Village Calendar both online, in the Municipal Offices, and in the Library.

Board Professionals:

  • Barry R. Lewis, Village Administrator
  • Adam D. Loehner, Deputy Village Administrator
  • Steve Rother, Village Counsel 
  • Shinell Smith, Acting Village Clerk 
Meetings:
The Board of Trustees typically meets twice monthly every 2nd and 4th at 7:30 p.m.  Monday at the South Orange Performing Arts Center. 
When holidays conflict with Monday meeting dates, these meeting generally are rescheduled for the following Wednesday.  All meetings are open to the public in accordance with the requirements of the “Open Public Meetings Act” (Sunshine Law).

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