Former Mountain Lakes Mayor Stephen Shaw takes oath for Freeholder

Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce swearing in new Freeholder Stephen Shaw

MOUNTAIN LAKES — Former Mountain Lakes Mayor Stephen Shaw received the oath of office performed by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce at the Morris County Freeholder Reorganization meeting held on Friday, January 4, 2019. Shaw will serve on the Morris County Freeholder board for a term of three years.

He is serving his first term on the Freeholder Board, and is a member of the Capital Budget Committee and liaison to the Office of Planning and Preservation, and Public Works.

Shaw served as Mayor of Mountain Lakes for three years and as a councilman for twelve years. He was a member of the Mountain Lakes Planning Board for seven years, and was named “Mountain Lakes Police Citizen of the Year”.

He was Vice Chair of the Morris County Open Space Committee and a member of the New Jersey Regional Intergovernmental Transportation Study Commission. Shaw has served as President of the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) and President of the Metropolitan Builders & Contractors Association of New Jersey. Shaw is currently Chairman of the Mountain Lakes Republican County Committee. In addition, he served several terms as the Senior Warden for the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of Mountain Lakes as well as other civic and community leadership positions.

A fifty-one year resident of Morris County, Shaw has lived in six communities – Montville, Boonton Township, Denville, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Rockaway Township and Mountain Lakes. Shaw owns and operates Shaw Built Homes, a forty-five year old family owned business. His extensive background in land use and planning, economic development, infrastructure consulting and repair in addition to his extensive federal, state and municipal relationships, are skills he feels will help to lead the county as it grapples with the new challenges it faces with the changing economic and community landscape.

Shaw is a graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology; Newark College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, and in 2006 was named their “Outstanding Alumnus”. In addition, he is a licensed NJ Real Estate Agent, a licensed private pilot, is married, has two adult children and one grandson.

Freeholders Stephen Shaw, Deborah Smith and John Krickus

Shaw will be the liaison for the following committees:

  • Capital Budget/Facilities Review Committee (Chair)
  • Economic Development (MCEDC/Chamber/Tourism) (Alt. Liaison)
  • Employee Resources (Alt. Liaison)
    • Labor Relations
    • Medical Services
    • Personnel
    • Risk Management
  • Public Works (Liaison)
    • Buildings & Grounds
    • Engineering and Transportation
    • Motor Service Center
    • Roads/Bridges/Shade Tree
    • Mosquito Control


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