TThe Township of Millburn is comprised of both Millburn and Short Hills, which share the same municipal services, such as school system, police, public library and town government. Since its incorporation as a municipality by the State of New Jersey in 1857, Millburn Township has operated under the Township Committee form of government.
Voters elect the Township Committee’s five members to three-year staggered terms. The committee elects a chairman (who serves as mayor for a one-year term) and a vice chairman. The committee makes policy decisions that shape the community.
Day-to-day responsibility for township government rests with the municipal business administrator, who supervises municipal department heads and serves as liaison among the elected leadership, Township Committee and professional staff.
The Millburn Township Fire Department operates out of two stations, one in Millburn and one in Short Hills. The Millburn Police Department and the Millburn-Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad serve both Millburn and Short Hills.
Millburn-Short Hills is a community of partnership and professionalism. There are a number of organizations devoted to the betterment of lifestyles and supporting those in need.
Our township is home to the American Red Cross/Millburn-Short Hills Chapter, Millburn Regional Day School, New Eyes for the Needy, Opportunity Project, Partnerships for People, The Reeve Foundation and The United Way.
These and other organizations are comprised of many dedicated individuals committed to community service. The comprehensive membership directory includes information on how to reach these invaluable community resources.