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Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Township Committee

Mayor Shawn Lipani

Mayor Shawn Lipani is a life-long resident of Hillsborough and has been active in the community for many years, serving on many Township Boards and Commissions. Mayor Lipani entered his first full term in January 2019. In his time on the Township Committee, Mayor Lipani has served as Liaison to various boards and commissions, including Board of Adjustment, Board of Fire Commissioners, Credit Card Advisory, Economic and Business Development, Ethical Standards Board, Planning Board, and Veterans. Previously, he has served as Chairman of the Planning Board, Economic and Business Development Commission and the Board of Adjustment. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough. A graduate of the University of Rochester majoring in Political Science and minoring in International Relations, Lipani co-manages Central Jersey Nurseries, a family-owned business in Hillsborough. Shawn resides with his wife Tara and daughter Anastazia.

Deputy Mayor Janine Erickson

Janine Erickson has lived in Hillsborough since 1993, where she and her husband Jeff have raised their three children. Janine earned her BA degree in Communications from Rutgers University. Leaving a career in finance, Janine stayed home for 19 years to raise her family. During this time, Janine stayed active volunteering in the community as well as assisting with the business side of a physical therapy practice that her husband co-owned. In 2017, Janine earned a position working in the Mayor and Township Administrator’s office where she enjoyed working with the various township departments and assisting residents. She moved onto her current position at the Somerset County Park Commission where she has gained valuable knowledge of county government. In 2018, Janine and her husband opened their own physical therapy practice in Piscataway, NJ where Janine oversees the finances of their business. 

Janine has been a member and Vice Chair of the Economic and Business Development Commission and a member of the Board of Adjustment. Janine participates on the the Opioid Task Force and was a member of the Task Force to Re-open Hillsborough in response to the COVID-19 shut down. Janine was recently appointed member of the committee to celebrate the  250 Year Anniversary of Hillsborough Township and looks forward to celebrating and honoring Hillsborough’s rich history.

Committeeman Steve Cohen

Steven Cohen has lived in Hillsborough since August 1998, with his wife Diane and raised two children, both graduates of Hillsborough High School. He earned a BA degree from William Paterson College, and a sales career in various businesses including fluid handling, space planning , legal publishing , title insurance agent, commercial and residential real estate, and is currently employed as a Facility Manager for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Steve is a long-time member of the Hillsborough Rotary Club, served on the Hillsborough Board of Education, formerly Vice-Chair of The Hillsborough Township Planning Board, and a former member of The Hillsborough Ethics Board.  

In August 2010, Steve accepted a position with The Port Authority of NY & NJ as a Leasing Manager. In this role, he was responsible for managing property rental agreements for tenants in both NYC and NJ, including The Bus Terminal, Journal Square Transportation Center, and Bathgate Industrial Park. Steve also oversaw various Port Authority Fiber agreements , easement contracts, and managed local area programs financing the protection of environmentally challenged properties. Five years later, he accepted a promotion to Facility Manager, overseeing key properties in the Port Authority portfolio in Jersey City, Hoboken, and NYC.

Committeeman Frank DelCore

Frank DelCore has lived in Hillsborough since 2001 with his wife Renee, and their two daughters Rebecca and Kristin. He holds an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University Graduate School of Management, along with a BA Degree in Communications, also from Rutgers University. He is currently employed as the Chief Operating Officer for the law firm of Haley Guiliano, LLP, an Intellectual Property firm based in New York City.  He previously served as the North America Real Estate Leader and Project Finance lead for Nokia Corp in Murray Hill, NJ and as a Vice President for Fleet Bank in NJ.

Committeeman Doug Tomson

Doug Tomson was born and raised in Hillsborough. A graduate of Hillsborough High School, Committeeman Tomson received a BA in Political Science and Global and Multinational Studies from Rider University. He lives with his wife Rachel, and three daughters Sara, Hannah and Hailey. 

Committeeman Tomson was sworn into his first term on January 3, 2012. He has previously been the liaison to Agricultural Advisory Committee, Board of Education, Cable Advisory Committee, Board of Health, Local Assistance Board, Library Council, Recreation and Parks Commission, and the Youth Services Commission. Prior to his election, Douglas served on the Planning Board and Capital Planning Committee since 2008.

Upcoming Meetings

8 Feb
Township Committee Meeting
Date 02.08.2022 7:30 pm
22 Feb
Township Committee Meeting
02.22.2022 7:30 pm
8 Mar
Township Committee Meeting
03.08.2022 7:30 pm
22 Mar
Township Committee Meeting
03.22.2022 7:30 pm
12 Apr
Township Committee Meeting
04.12.2022 7:30 pm

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