Maplewood will be celebrating 100 years of its formation as a Township in 2022. In the meantime, the Township recently posted a list of all the members of the Township Committee from 1923 to the present on its website at twp.maplewood.nj.us.
Former Township Committee member Noel S. Siegel — who himself served from 1979 to 1991 — brought the list to Village Green’s attention. Wrote Siegel, “As you can see, the earlier names appear to have been listed somewhat randomly. Eventually they were organized with the Mayor being first and Vice Mayor (now referred to as Deputy Mayor) second; officially, of course, these individuals are voted into office by the five elected Township Committee Members as Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively. The other three committeemen (committeewomen) are then placed in rank by their initial date of current (uninterrupted) service.”
Noted Siegel, “The governing body, having formed in 1923, is now only 4 years ’til its 100 year anniversary.”