Meet the Candidates

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Jerry Searfoss 

Committeeman

Jerry Searfoss has served on the Green Brook Township Committee for over 16 years. He is currently the longest serving member on the Committee. As part of that service, Jerry has served three terms as Green Brook’s Mayor.

Jerry’s proven leadership was instrumental in helping Green Brook through many trying times such as Super Storm Sandy and Hurricane Irene. Additionally, Jerry worked with former Police Chief Kurz to seamlessly transition police dispatch operations to Somerset County. This service is provided at no additional cost to the town, saving nearly $200,000 per year and improving officer and community safety. Jerry worked with North Plainfield and Watchung, to establish a shared court personnel agreement that saves additional money. He also worked closely with Somerset County to get Green Brook Township on the County Recycling program. Initially as part of a pilot program and currently a full participant. Keeping the “green” in Green Brook!

Jerry was instrumental in the development of the "Central Bark" dog park, which is one of the most utilized parks in town and continues to provide enjoyment for our residents.

Jerry is extremely proud that the Green Brook Municipal Budget has been flat or decreasing over the last 5 fiscal years, and has had the lowest increase in Somerset County over the last 13 years!

Jerry has served on various Green Brook Committees, including the Municipal Drug Alliance, Elders’ Affairs, Board of Health, Open Space and Recreation. He has also served as liaison to the Police/Fire/EMS, Board of Education and the Business Community.

Prior to service on the Township Committee, Jerry served the Green Brook Board of Education for 5 years, including 2 years as Vice President. He was instrumental in the expansions of our Elementary and Middle Schools as well as maintaining our “Blue Ribbon” status.

Jerry volunteered 12 years with the Green Brook Little League and 4 years with Washington Rock Pop Warner Football. He has been a member of the Green Brook Lions Club for 17 years, having also served as Club Secretary.

Jerry can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at (732) 740-7412.

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Brian Conway 

Committeeman

Brian grew up on the route 22 corridor in New Jersey and has lived in Green Brook for more than 20 years, raising his family here.

A Graduate of Cook College, Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Planning and Design, Brian is a Licensed Landscape Architect and a Licensed Professional Planner with more than 30 years of experience in Land Use, Municipal Planning and Development on all levels. Brian owned and operated a local small business for more than 23 years. Brian has been an adjunct instructor for Temple University and Rutgers University. He is currently employed by Casey & Keller in Millburn, as a Project Manager, Planner, and Landscape Architect.

Brian has been actively involved in the Green Brook community for many years volunteering countless hours of service. He was involved in Green Brook Hockey for more than 10 years as a coach, Vice President and ultimately President. Brian has served on the Land Use Board since 2016. His extensive planning and development experience makes him a valuable member of the Board. Brian also offers his education and training as a member of the Environmental Commission.

As a Green Brook resident, Brian saw an opportunity when the Green Brook Swim Club closed and was an early proponent of creating a park in its place.

You can contact Brian by email at [email protected] or by phone at (908) 625-9182.

Our Vision

Our vision for Green Brook is to strive for stable taxes and renewed focus on economic development. Green Brook is a great place to live, work and play. We pledge to continue doing the things that made it that way!”.