Town of Newton
Town of Newton
Town of Newton
The Town of Newton is the county seat for Sussex County, New Jersey.

Town Council
• Sandy Diglio, Mayor
• Wayne Lavante, Deputy Mayor
• Kevin Elvidge
• Helen LeFrios
• Daniel Flynn
Form of Government
Under the Council-Manager form of government chosen by the electorate in 1956, the Town of Newton is governed by a five-member elected council of citizens. The Town Council, commonly elected at-large on a non-partisan basis to four-year terms, conducts an annual reorganization meeting on July 1 of each year.

At that meeting, the members of the Town Council choose one of their own members to serve for one year as Mayor and a second member to serve as Deputy Mayor. The Mayor plays a leadership role in the community and may take part in evaluating public sentiment and generating public support for policies and programs. The Mayor also performs the usual ceremonial duties, attending ribbon cutting events, and performing marriages.


The Town Council is responsible for policy-making and professional administration. As an elected representative, a Council member must be a leader who is well informed about the issues before the governing body. The Town Council appoints all members of the municipal boards and commissions in Newton.The most important responsibility of Council members is to assure effective, responsive administration of the Town, which is carried out by the Town Manager. The Town Manager is responsible to this elected body and serves at the pleasure of the Council

Town Council Meetings
• Meetings start at 7:00 pm.
• Held on the second and fourth Monday of each month, unless otherwise noted.
• Meetings held on first floor, in the Town Council Chambers.
39 Trinity Street
Newton, NJ
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