Wantage Township New Jersey

888 State Highway 23

Mayor and Committee

Wantage Township is governed by three elected committee members. The mayor is selected by the committee members each year.


The Town Committee normally meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Municipal Building. Refer to Resolution #7-2023. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. A notice will be posted if a meeting is canceled. Agendas and approved minutes are posted on the website.


Minutes and agendas are posted on the meetings page. Click here to go to the meetings page.

2023 Municipal Roster

Mayor Jon Morris jmorris@wantagetwp-nj.org
76 Armstrong Road
Term expires 12/31/23
Deputy Mayor Bill Gaechter wgaechter@wantagetwp-nj.org
53 Wantage School Road
Term expires 12/31/24
Committeeman Ronald Bassani rbassani@wantagetwp-nj.org
6 Roberts Way
Term expires 12/31/25
Administrator and
Acting Municipal Clerk
Michael L Restel, CPWM. administrator@wantagetwp-nj.org

2023 Professional Appointments

Township Judge: Glenn T. Gavan thru 12/31/23
Township Attorney: Glenn Kienz thru 12/31/23
Township Bond Counsel: Edward McManimon thru 12/31/23
Township Auditor: Thomas Ferry thru 12/31/23
Township Prosecutor: Jonathan McMeen thru 12/31/23
Township Engineer: Harold E. Pellow thru 12/31/24
Public Defender: TBN thru 12/31/23
Alternate Public Defender: Michael Justice thru 12/31/23

2023 Mayor Appointments

Subdivision Approval Certification Officer: Michael L Restel
Recycling Coordinator: SCUMA
Assessment Search Officer: Michael L Restel
Qualified Purchasing Agent: Michael L Restel
Municipal Affordable Housing Liaison: Michael L Restel
Public Agency Compliance Officer for Affirmative Action Michael L Restel
Municipal Chief Finance Officer: (4yr apt thru 12/31/23) Ashley Wilson
PERS/PFRS Certifying Agent: Ashley Wilson
Tax Search Officer: Melissa Caton
Tax Assessor (thru 12/31/24) Kristy Lockburner
Tax Collector (thru 12/31/23) Melissa Caton
Principal Public Works Manager: Claude Wagner
Animal Control Officer: Claude Wagner
Emergency 911 Coordinator: Joseph Konopinski
Risk Management Consultant - Health Benefits: Vozza Agency
Risk Manag. Consult. Statewide Insurance: Keith Mitchell, The Mitchell Agency