Vernon Township

21 Church Street, Vernon, NJ 07462
Phone: 973.764.4055

Mayor’s Office

Under Vernon’s mayor-council form of government, the mayor is elected directly by the voters and serves as the township’s chief executive. In this capacity, the mayor oversees the day-to-day operations of Vernon, enforces all ordinances, appoints department heads and prepares a budget, all with the assistance of a business administrator.

The mayor attends council meetings and takes part in its discussions but does not have a vote, except when a tie vote in filling a council vacancy occurs.

About Mayor Anthony Rossi 

Anthony L Rossi, born in Queens, NY, before moving to Staten Island, NY, where I completed my education at New Dorp High School. Following my graduation, I pursued studies in Computer Science and Business Administration at Staten Island Community College. After the tragic events of 9/11 while working at 7WTC, I relocated to our family vacation home in Highland Lakes and eventually settled in Vernon, where I raised my three children, Marissa, Jessica, and Anthony, all of whom attended and graduated from Vernon schools. Prior to establishing my own business, I accumulated 25 years of experience in the corporate technology sector, serving in positions at Citibank and JPMorgan Chase. At Citibank, I oversaw a team of systems administrators and was later promoted to VP of the technical integration team, responsible for managing all Citi acquisitions. Upon joining JP Morgan Chase in 2014, I assumed the role of a Systems engineer and subsequently became the VP of the Database management team, leading a diverse team of DBAs in delivering complex systems and solutions across global businesses. Throughout my professional career, I have been recognized with several awards for exceptional performance and achievements.


Vernon Township

21 Church Street
Vernon, NJ 07462

Phone: 973.764.4055 

Township Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Emergencies Dial 9-1-1
Non-Emergencies Dial 973-764-6155


Current Agendas

Township Council

Land Use Board