News 2021

Vote on November 2nd!


In Fanwood we are electing two Council members, members of the state legislature, Governor and County Commissioners. There are also two voter questions. Sample ballot.


You still have these voting options:



1. Deposit your mail-in ballot in the secure drop box outside the Fanwood Library. Here’s the complete list of drop box locations. Ballots are picked up daily.


2. Mail your mail-in ballot, but it MUST be postmarked on or before election day.


3. Vote in person in Fanwood on November 2nd at our designated polling places. They’re open 6AM-8PM. Locations:

  • 1st District: Borough Hall, 75 N. Martine Ave., rear courtroom entrance
  • 2nd District: Borough Hall, 75 N. Martine Ave., rear courtroom entrance
  • 3rd District: Carriage House, Watson Rd behind Borough Hall
  • 4th District: LaGrande Park recreation building, entrance at 3rd & LaGrande
  • 5th District: LaGrande Park recreation building, entrance at 3rd & LaGrande
  • 6th District: Fanwood Library, North Ave. and Tillotson Rd.
  • 7th District: Fanwood Library, North Ave. and Tillotson Rd. 

Not sure what district you’re in? Here’s a map.

October Mailer

Candidates mingle with residents during Fanny Wood Day

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Celebrating our local heroes on 9-11

A picture of pride for Fanwood! Mayor Mahr with Council members Jeff Banks, Francine Glaser, Patricia Walsh and Erin McElroy Barker with members of our police department, fire department and rescue squad during the FanJam in September. These dedicated first responders, paid and volunteer, keep us safe 24/7. Thank you for your service.

Public Safety in the spotlight during National Night Out

Councilwomen Erin McElroy Barker (far left) and Trisha Walsh (far right) at the National Night Out in August with Mayor Colleen Mahr, Fanwood PD Lt. Dan Kranz and Officer Mike Rusin.

Democratic women star in Fanwood fundraiser

NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy, 5th from left, with 11 NJ mayors at a fundraiser for Westfield Mayor Shelly Brindle, 6th from left, hosted in Fanwood by Mayor Colleen Mahr, far right, on June 16th, 2021. Full story and more photos here

NJ First Lady highlights Fanwood event on June 16, 2021

Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Fanwood Democratic Committee are sponsoring a fundraiser for Westfield Mayor Shelly Brindle featuring a visit by NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy. Come and meet the First Lady and support Shelly, who is doing great things in our neighboring town! Invitation and a link to RSVP are below.

District 3 Voting Location Changed

Download and print
Dist 3 Voting Flyer 2021.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.5 MB

Biden Sworn in

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021. 

Banks and Carter Sworn in

Congratulations to Councilmen Jeff Banks and Anthony Carter, sworn in on Monday, January 4, 2021 to their next three-year terms. We're proud that these two gentlemen are advocates for our citizens and care so much about our community. Good luck, guys, and here's to a better year ahead! Photos by John Mooney.