Elmer, New Jersey
"The Small Town with the Big Welcome"

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Elected Officials

Elmer is governed by a Mayor and six Borough Council members. The Mayor serves a four year term and Council serves three-year terms. The Mayor and Council oversee town departments.

2019 Borough Council












Mayor Joseph Stemberger

Joseph Stemberger



Phone:  856-358-2509 or 856-358-4010 Ext. 112

Term expires: 2027

Lewis Schneider

Lewis M. Schneider

Council President

A Borough resident for 43 years, Lew has served on Council since 2002.  In addition to being Council President he is the Chair of Public Safety Committee. Lew is Treasurer of the Salem County Improvement Authority also serving as Elmer’s representative to the Mid-Salem County Court. He is also Assistant Treasurer for Pollution Control Financing Authority.  He is the owner of WyZac, LLC and an avid golfer. His travel includes all 50 states. Lew has been married to Patti for 48 years and is Dad to Zac and Wyatt. He is also the proud grandpop to Anna, Zoe, and Vivienne.

Phone: 856-358-0388

Term expires:  2024

James Zee

James W. Zee III

Council Member

Jim is a graduate of Clearview High School.  He serves as Chair of the Water and Lights Committee.  For the past 27 years, Jim has been the Corporate Safety Director for Joulé Inc.  He also has served on the Elmer Board of Education for the past ten years.  Jim was the Republican Candidate for NJ District 3 Assembly in 2005.  He is the President of the Elmer Republican Club and a member of the First Baptist Church of Elmer.  Jim and his wife of 33 years Ginny have lived in Elmer for the past 27 years.  They have four children:  Jim, Dan, Valari, and Scarlett.  "Elmer is the place I have chosen to raise my family and make my life.  There is no better place to be for the Zees."

Phone:  609-774-8628

Term expires:  2024

Lynda Davis

Lynda Davis

Council Member

Lynda is a lifetime resident of the Borough and has served on Council since 1996. She works as a substitute teacher at Schalick High School, and is active in the Elmer United Methodist Church in youth work. She resides with her husband Barry at 300 Salem Street and has 3 daughters - Kristin Dilks, Karin Abbey and Kellie Davis and 4 grandchildren.

Phone: 609-420-4653

Term expires:  2025

Steven Schalick

Steven A. Schalick

Council Member

Steven graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems.  He works for his family business, Schalick Mills Inc., which has been in Elmer since 1949.  He is married to the former Rebecca Collins and they have 3 children Jackson, Caileigh and Jacob.  Steven is the chairperson of Finance and Public Events and Elmer Harvest Day.  He is also the council representative for the Land Use Board.  He is serving his second term.    

Phone:  856-498-6850

Term expires:  2025

Bruce Foster

Council Member

Bruce was born and raised in Elmer and has resided in Elmer for most of his life.


Term expires:  2026

Cynthia Nolan

Cynthia L. Nolan

Council Member

Cynthia received her bachelor's degree from GSC and her master's degree in Chemistry from the University of Delaware. She is retired from Washington Twp H.S. where she taught Chemistry for 32 years. She and her husband Ben have lived in Elmer for 40 years. Cyndi is chairperson of the Trash|Parks and Playground Committee. She is also Elmer's Recycling Coordinator

Phone:  856-305-0345

Term expires:  2026