Monday - Friday
8:00 - 4:30


379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Township Committee

Mayor Robert Britting, Jr.

Robert (Bob) Britting moved with his wife Kelly to Hillsborough to provide their children a safe environment that fostered a family first mindset. Bob and Kelly have three sons, Robert (Robbie), Christian and Grayson. Britting has worked as a senior business executive in the pharmaceutical industry for over 20 years. He earned his Master’s degree in business from LaSalle University and a doctorate in Organizational Management, with a research focus on human behavior and micro/macroeconomics from Walden University.

Mayor Britting served on the Sustainable Hillsborough Steering Commission, the Hillsborough Environmental Commission and the Hillsborough Board of Adjustment prior to representing Hillsborough on the Township Committee. He brings a deep understanding of government, has significant private sector and financial acumen experience, is deeply engaged in the local community and is active as a youth sports coach.

Deputy Mayor John Ciccarelli

John Ciccarelli has been a Hillsborough resident for 24 years and is married to Kim (a life-long resident) with whom he raised two daughters (Sydney and Alexa). He is a Director in the Construction Advisory Services group at J.S. Held and has more than 30 years of experience performing expert consulting and project advisory services for clients in the engineering and construction industries globally. John is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, is a licensed Professional Engineer, and also has an M.B.A. with a Real Estate Concentration from Rutgers University. He has served in leadership

Prior to joining the Township Committee, Deputy Mayor Ciccarelli served on the Planning Board, since 2020, including the Master Plan Sub-Committee, and the Open Space Advisory Board. In addition, he continues to serve youth sports as the Past President of the Hillsborough Soccer Club, which he joined in 2005. John brings a deep understanding of government and private sector experience with his background in engineering, construction, and business.

Committeewoman Samantha Hand

Samantha Hand moved to Hillsborough in 2007 with her husband, Matt, and two daughters, Hallie & Lily. The school district was a big draw for the family, with Hallie graduating from HHS in 2023, and Lily in the Class of 2025. Samantha has worked as a senior leader in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industry for over 20 years. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City where she is a Candidate for her Masters Degree in Psychology. She is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional.

Her entire family is involved in various roles at Woods Road Firehouse #38, where Hand is a member of the Auxiliary. In addition to her role on the HHS Girls Lacrosse Booster Club she was a member of the HHS FIeld Hockey Booster Club, Co-director and Coach for both the Jr. Raiders Girls Lacrosse and Field Hockey Programs, Hillsborough Soccer Club Master Scheduler, Woods Road Home School Association, and Life Skills Ambassador.  

Committeewoman Hand brings a global, cross-functional perspective to her position on the committee with extensive business and people management experience.  

She has strong ties to the community, and is committed to representing all of our township residents.


Committeeman Shawn Lipani

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. Committeeman Lipani resides with his wife Tara and daughter Anastazia

Committeewoman Catherine Payne


Upcoming Meetings

13 Aug
Township Committee Meeting
Date 08.13.2024 7:30 pm
10 Sep
Township Committee Meeting
09.10.2024 7:30 pm
24 Sep
Township Committee Meeting
09.24.2024 7:30 pm
15 Oct
Township Committee Meeting
10.15.2024 7:30 pm
12 Nov
Township Committee Meeting
11.12.2024 7:30 pm