About the Mayor

About the Mayor

Eric is a lifelong 58-year resident of Jefferson Township, growing up and residing in the Lake Shawnee section of the Township. Eric and his wife Kristine have been married for 27 years, and they have two daughters, Karly and Katelyn. Eric retired in 2016 as the Deputy Chief of Police in the Jefferson Township Police Department after 31 years of service. Eric currently works for the RC Diocese of Paterson as the Director of Child and Youth Protection.


Eric is currently serving his second 4-year term as Mayor. Eric has been actively involved and has enjoyed volunteering & serving in many aspects of the community all of his adult life, including a few of the following:

  • Current President - Lake Shawnee Club
  • Current Commissioner/Morris County Rep. - Lake Hopatcong Commission
  • Current Trustee - Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church
  • Current Trustee - Morris Prevention is Key
  • Past Chief/Life Member Jefferson Township Fire Company #2
  • Past President - Jefferson Township High School Girls Soccer Booster Club
  • Past President - Jefferson Township High School PTSA
  • Past Vice President - Jefferson Youth Soccer
  • Proud recipient of numerous community recognition awards, including the Mayor’s Citizen of the Year award in 2014
Mayor Eric F. Wilsusen Speaking at a Podium

(R) Term Expires 12/31/2026