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Jefferson Township, N.J. • 1033 Weldon Rd, Lake Hopatcong NJ.
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Eric F. Wilsusen (R)

Eric is a lifelong 54 year resident of Jefferson Township growing up and residing in the Lake Shawnee section of the Township; Eric and wife Kristine got married in 1995 and they have two teenage daughters Karly & Katelyn. Eric retired as the Deputy Chief of Police in the Jefferson Twp. Police Department after 30+ years of service. He currently works for the RC Diocese of Paterson as the Director of Child & Youth Protection. Eric has been actively involved and has enjoyed volunteering in all aspects of the community all of his adult life including a few of the following:

  • Trustee-Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church
  • President -Lake Shawnee Club
  • President -JTHS PTSA
  • President - JTHS Girls Soccer Booster Club
  • Vice President-Jefferson Youth Soccer
  • Past Chief/Life Member Jefferson Twp. Fire Co#2
  • Proud recipient of numerous community recognition awards including the Mayor's Citizen of the Year award in 2014. 


Eric F. Wilsusen


Happy Spring!

The snow has melted, the flowers are starting to bloom, and our residents are coming out of hibernation.  This means more walkers, runners, and kids playing sharing our roadway. The number one complaint our police department receives is speeding and careless driving.

Please be careful out there, and please obey the posted speed limit and no texting while driving!

Our public works crews are out patching potholes, sweeping the streets and cleaning up after winter. If you need to report a repair, you can call public works direct at 973-697-2522 or submit online at

We have started up our Mayor Wellness Campaign thanks to my wife Kristine and have expanded our social media presence, updated the information on our webpage and are working hard to keep our residents informed about the activities within our local government. We hope to launch a new user-friendly webpage later this year. So be sure to like my Mayors Facebook page @mayorjeffersontownship or the Jefferson Township Facebook page @jeffersonmunicipaloffices for event information for upcoming events.

I have been working with the Township Council on the 2019 Municipal Budget that we hope will meet the needs of our local government and our citizens.

My new Township Business Administrator Debra Millikin has finally started with us, and I am so excited to work with her to do great things for our local government and community. 

Congratulations to our 2019 Citizen of the Year Janet Boetticher, well deserved!

The Liffy Island Bridge is almost complete; please take advantage of the great walking trail on the Prospect Point Preserve property.

Last, one of my many goals as Mayor is to get all our residents on the RAVE alert system so all can be better informed of emergencies, road closures, events, etc. Information is available on the Township home page

Enjoy the warmer weather!


The Office of the Mayor can be reached at 973-208-6102 or by e-mail at

The Township Business Administrator for the Township of Jefferson is Debra Millikin. She can be reached at or at 973-208-6102.

The Administrative Assistant to the Mayor and Administrator is Joanne Meyer. She can be reached at or at 973-208-6102.

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