Borough of High Bridge ~ 97 West Main Street, High Bridge, NJ ~ Phone: 908.638.6455 ~ Fax: 908-638-9374

Borough Hall Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Volunteer of the Year Award

2015 Volunteer of the Year: Gary Mills

Recognized for 15 years of volunteer work with the borough rec committee: performing field maintenance, field scheduling, chairing the rec committee and the summer rec program, coaching youth soccer, basketball, & baseball, and mentoring high school students to learn how to ref.

Gary was also honored by having Field #3 at Union Forge Park named: “Mill’s Field”

Gary Mills with Council & Mayor

Mills award

Mills 2016

The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes an individual who makes a major contribution to the Borough by consistently and continually volunteering his or her time and effort to the Borough in a given year.

The High Bridge Women's Group Names: Carol Loozen, Chris Marx ( president) , Donna Connell, Mayor Desire

2014 Winners The High Bridge Women’s Group:  Carol Loozen, Chris Marx , Donna Connell, with Mayor Desire



"I'm for High Bridge" Committee members Charlie and Emily Bruton, Bill Anderson, Kathy Conroy, Jim Conroy (pictured left to right) accept the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award from Mayor Mark Desire.

2013 Winners – “I’m for High Bridge” Committee members Charlie and Emily Bruton, Bill Anderson, Kathy Conroy, Paul Lipani, and Jim Conroy  with Mayor Mark Desire.







2014 – The High Bridge Women’s Group – Recognized for ongoing community service since 1979.

2013 – “I’m for High Bridge” Committee – Recognized for ongoing efforts since 1975 to make High Bridge a better place to live.

2011 – Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) – As a newly formed group, the CERT team jumped right into action during a year plagued with emergencies.

2010 – Summer Recreation Organizers: Lisa Buckley, Maureen Bukowski, Carl Kazenberger, and Gary Mills.

2009 – Chief Jeffrey Smith

2008 – Carl Katzenberger 

receiving award from Councilwoman Hann and Mayor Desire


2007 – Ed Hepburn for managing the Borough website.

2006 – Vincent Schweikert

2005 – Harry Ross

2004 – The Emergency Squad and the Fire Company for many hours of volunteer service to our residents.

2003 – Joe Trilone  for his work on the Office of Emergency Management.

2002 – Tom Flynn for his work on local and regional school boards.

2001 – Tara Mak for her environmental work and acquisition of Solitude, Springside and Cromwell Point.