OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
Hemant Marathe, Ph.D.
Term Expires: 1/14/2026
Township of West Windsor
271 Clarksville Road
P.O. Box 38
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Telephone: (609) 799-2400
The Mayor, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Township. The Mayor is elected to a four year term of office. Under West Windsor’s nonpartisan Mayor-Council Form of Government, the Mayor exercises the executive powers of the municipality. Specific functions of the Mayor include enforcement of municipal ordinances, supervision of all municipal departments, supervision of municipal property, appointment and/or removal of department heads, oversight of municipal budgeting, personnel, and purchasing procedures, preparation of the municipal operating and capital budgets, and negotiation of contracts subject to Council approval.
The Mayor serves as an ex-officio non-voting member of all appointive bodies of which he is not an official voting member. The Mayor may also attend Council Meetings and take part in discussions, propose legislation, and veto ordinances, subject to override by a two-thirds majority of the entire Council.
Mayor's Senior Management Team
Marlena A. Schmid Department of Administration
Francis Guzik Department of Community Development
Marlena A. Schmid Department of Human Services
Michael J. Herbert Department of Law
Chief Rob Garofalo Department of Public Safety
James Taylor Department of Public Works