Elected Officials

Council President Joseph Rossi

(201) 213-4242

Term: 1/1/2012 - 12/31/2014

Joseph Rossi is currently serving his fourth term as a Bernardsville Borough Council member. He is presently in his tenth year of service on the Council. Rossi is a past Council President and is currently serving on the Finance Committee, Public Safety, and Fire Bureau.

Rossi is a fourth generation Bernardsville resident and has lived in Bernardsville with his wife, Georgia, since 1970. Rossi has two grown daughters, Jennifer and Tara, and three grandsons. His daughter Jennifer, along with her husband who was also raised in Bernardsville, currently resides in the Borough with their three sons.

Rossi has extensive experience in business as well as the building and heavy equipment industries. Presently, Rossi is the owner and manager of several office and commercial properties in Bernardsville and Morris County.

Rossi is a Vietnam War Veteran and a proud member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7858. Rossi is Co-Director of the Bernardsville Chamber of Commerce and Co- Chair of both “Unity Day” and “Sounds Around Town.”

Through out his entire life, Rossi has had an extensive history of volunteerism, much of which to the benefit of Bernardsville. Bernardsville volunteerism includes 17 years as Chairman of the Municipal Pool Board; Co Chair of the 1986 Bernardsville School District Long Term Facilities Planning II; member of the recent Somerset Hills Strategic Planning Committee; Volunteer Project Manager for St. Elizabeth School expansion. Rossi continues to volunteer his time to many Bernardsville based organizations and fundraisers including fields, playgrounds, sports organizations, senior citizen activities