Each of the members of the Township Council have been elected to four year terms, and each has as their goal to serve you to the best of their abilities. After each members’ name, their political affiliation, if any, is listed. The date following each is the year when his/her current term expires.
All of the members of the Township Council make themselves available to speak or meet with any member of our community, and all are more than happy to listen to your comments or suggestions, or to answer any question you may have. Please feel free to call or reach out for any member at any time you wish.
The council may be reached by phone at the municipal building at 732-329-4000 x7301 , or at home. Their home numbers are listed on our Website Telephone Directory.
Mayor Charlie Carley and his wife, Christine, raised their family in the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick Township. Their daughter, Katie, graduated from Rutgers University – New Brunswick with a BS in Applied Physics and the New Jersey Institute of Technology – Newark with a MS in Civil Engineering. She pursues a career in Civil Engineering. Their son, Pat, attends the University of Montana – Missoula, with a major in Finance. Both graduated from South Brunswick High School.
Licensed as a Professional Engineer and also as a Professional Planner by the State of New Jersey, Mayor Carley has earned degrees from Rutgers – New Brunswick and NJIT – Newark.
Elected in 2004 to South Brunswick Township Council, he has worked with his colleagues to assure that the municipal portion of the property tax is stable. He has also been keen to enhance the Senior Center, which has benefitted from a number of upgrades during his tenure, including the addition of the South Brunswick Wellness Center under the management of Penn Medicine/Princeton Health. Mr. Carley has been an active member of an engaged governing body.
Mayor Carley has earned numerous awards, including the American Society of Civil Engineers’ “Service to the People” Award. The award recognizes individuals for their service to the general public; selection is based on the nominee’s involvement in the planning, design, or construction of the people-serving works of the civil engineering profession. Mayor Carley has also been recognized by the NJ State Legislature, the YMCA, and the Indo-American Cultural Foundation of Central New Jersey for his civic endeavors.
Councilman Ken Bierman was first appointed to office via a special election held in April 2017. As of January 2024, Councilman Bierman has been appointed Deputy Mayor. Prior to his election as councilman, he served South Brunswick’s Zoning Board for four years starting in 2012. Having been a life-long resident of the Township, Bierman is a South Brunswick High School alumnus who later pursued his Bachelo’rs degree in Business Administration and Economics and minor in Statistics at Rutgers University. The current Facilities Manager for an IT infrastructure company, Bierman has extensive experiences with budgets, forecasting, compliance and fiscal responsibility. Serving on South Brunswick’s Planning Board, Environmental and Shade Tree Commission, and Municipal Alliance Councilman Bierman has demonstrated a keen interest in supporting local governmnent. Dedicated to serving our community Bierman was a Monmouth Junction Fire Department volunteer for six years and later a coach and director for recreational baseball and soccer. Currently, Councilman Bierman lives in Monmouth Junction with his wife Marta and has one son, Michael.
Deputy Mayor Joe Camarota was first elected to office in 2004 as a councilman and has since served South Brunswick Township Council for 4 consecutive terms. A resident, along with his wife Charlotte, of the Township since 1989, Camarota has played an active and vital role in our community affairs. Camarota attained Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Political Science and later earned a Master of Arts in Education at Seton Hall University. Currently, he presides over Alpha Omega Amusements, Inc as the Chief Operating Officer and is consultant with Amusement Entertainment Management, LLC. Camarota has served as the liaison to several Township based committees including: Recreation, Transportation, Economic Development as well as the Kingston Village Advisory Committee.
With a continuing and constant regard to the annual budget, he has also actively contributed to legislation and the advancement of open space, farmland preservation, passive and active recreation, vehicular and pedestrian crossing concerns. Passionate about civic duty and responsibility, he has also served on several non-profit boards and charities, along with being a recreation/travel coach for youth soccer and baseball during his residency in South Brunswick.
Councilwoman Jo Hochman has served South Brunswick’s council for the past six years. Prior to her role as Councilwoman, she was an integral part of the Municipal Alliance, the Zoning Board and the Planning Board for several years. Councilwoman Hochman graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and has since worked as a consultant as well as a trainer for Child Abuse NJ. A public advocate for children’s rights, Hochman coordinated the national EPIC program – Every Person Influences Children – which focuses on helping families, schools, and communities in raising children to become responsible and successful adults. In addition, as liaison for several committees Hochman has been active in the Advisory Board of Health, NJ State Boards of Health, NJ League of Municipalities, the Library Board of Trustees and the Arts Commission. Hochman has aided efforts in several projects including the Performing Arts Center, the Women’s Commission and the planning and zoning of areas of South Brunswick. It is to no surprise that Hochman is also a recipient of the prestigious and honorable Women’s Commission Award. A South Brunswick resident for forty-one years, Councilwoman Hochman raised both her children in South Brunswick and currently resides in Dayton. She is the grandmother of four children and enjoys playing bridge in her free time.
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