The 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.
Our township is home to the American Red Cross/Millburn-Short Hills Chapter, Down The Block, Jake’s Ride for Dystonia Research, New Eyes for the Needy, Opportunity Project, The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey – Millburn Short Hills, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills, Student/Partner Alliance and The United Way, among many others.
In 2013, several local charitable organizations will be celebrating milestone anniversaries—The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills, for its 100th year of improving our communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers; New Eyes For the Needy for 80 years of bringing improved vision and hope for a better future to more than 7,500,000 people in the U.S. and around the world and Student/Partner Alliance for two decades of supporting inner city high school students in NJ with private school tuition and mentoring.
These and other organizations are comprised of many dedicated individuals committed to community service.
The Millburn Township website at www.twp.millburn.nj.us is a terrific resource for “everything Millburn-Short Hills”.