Elected Officials

Mayor and Members of Council

Delran is organized under the Optional Municipal Charter Law as a Mayor-Council form of government conducted every two years. The governing body consists of five members with three elected to represent their wards. The terms are four-year staggered terms. The Mayor and the remaining two members of the governing body are elected at large for four-year terms. Daily operations are entrusted to the Business Administrator, appointed by the Mayor with advice and consent of Council. 


Mayor
Ken Paris
Term expires 12/31/2020
Phone# 856.461.7734 ext. 113
Phone# 856.461.3604
kparis@delrantownship.org

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Mayor Ken Paris worked 32 yrs. on the AEGIS Defense Program as a Software Program Manager. He also worked for Rowan at Burlington County College as a Project Manager on new construction. He is a graduate of Rutgers University. Having served as a councilman for two years, Ken is currently serving in his ninth year as Mayor.

Ken has been a Delran resident for 21 years. His wife, June, was born and raised in Delran and her family, the Bagonis’, have lived here for over 54 years. When they were married, Ken and June realized that Delran was the perfect location to raise their daughter Aubrey, who has a double-Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry from Ursinus College and is now attending Princeton University pursuing her PHD in Chemistry.

Ken has always had a passion for making Delran a better place to live and has consistently been an active member of our community. He considers it an honor to serve as an elected official. Throughout the years, his major accomplishments include: establishment of a 6-year budget plan that produced tax stabilization; preservation of Myers’ Tract; development of a multi-purpose recreational facility; institution of an aggressive road reconstruction program; development of a successful grant program from both the county and state; creation of a township sewer department; and the foundation of the Delran Business Association (DBA) and Delran Day celebration.

Ken is committed to fulfilling his promises to Delran residents—maintaining an open line of communication—and continuing his community involvement through actions such as fundraising for the special needs organization “Jake’s Place.” 

 

 


Ward Council


Mike Schwartz

Ward 1 Councilman
Term expires 12/31/18  
Phone# 856.764.2575
mschwartz@delrantownship.org

MikeWeb.jpgBorn and raised in Delran, Mike attended St. Peter's School in Riverside, graduated from Holy Cross High School in Delran and graduated from Mercer College. He is currently working to complete his Law Degree.

His children are graduates of Delran High School. Mike was raised on Pancoast Boulevard and, in 1996, bought his current home on Brown Street. Mike's mother's family (Sabino) moved to Baylor Street in 1958 and still resides in Ward 1.

  • Born and Raised in Delran

Giving Back to His Community
He was a volunteer fire fighter in Mount Laurel, previously ran for Fire Commissioner in Delran and holds many state and national certifications as an EMT, Fire Fighter, Fire Inspector and NFPA Certified Aircraft Firefighter.

  • Former Zoning Board Member
  • Show Coordinator for Delran High School's Annual Marching Band Competition
  • Actively involved with the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia
  • Former CCD teacher at St. Peter's School in Riverside
  • Active member of Delran Parent's Music Association.
  • Member of the Order of Sons of Italy in America
  • Volunteer for National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Daniel O'Connell
Ward 2 Councilman
Term expires 12/31/18
Phone # 856.764.7478
doconnell@delrantownship.org

Dan was raised in Burlington County, graduated from Holy Cross High School, attended Marquette University and later returned to Delran to live in Summerhill.

He started his career as a locomotive fireman for the Penn Central Railroad and completed training to become a locomotive engineer for Conrail and New Jersey Transit, running passenger trains into and out of New York City.

While still working as a locomotive engineer, Dan worked part time as an officer for the United Transportation Union. He addressed the needs and concerns of hard working, middle class families as he helped his fellow workers with payroll problems, health care and retirement concerns.

In 1996, Dan earned the position of State Director of United Transportation Union where the addresses the issues of its members in ten locals throughout New Jersey.

  • Delran Resident for 22 Years
  • Graduate - Holy Cross HS, Delran
  • State Director, United Transportation Union
  • Chairman, NJ Society for Environmental and Economic Development, Transportation Policy Committee

  


Patty Kolodi
Ward 3 Councilwoman
Term expires 12/31/18 
Phone# 856.764.8379
pkolodi@delrantownship.org

Pattyweb.jpgPatty has lived in Delran since 1975. With her husband, Bill, who is retired from his job at UPS, they moved to Ward 3 in 1987. Through teaching at Delran High School, she has connected with the students and as a 35 year resident, she was already connected to the community.

She is proud to say that the course that she created in the 1980's, covering the Vietnam War, is still being taught. According to an article in the New York Times, “Mrs. Kolodi's course is taught throughout South Jersey, where teachers from neighboring districts ask for copies of the curriculum and veterans in the area have come to depend on their invitation to the classes to address the students.”

• 35 Year Delran Resident

Teaching Volunteering By Example 
Her work as a volunteer with Operation Smile took her on 5 medical missions to Vietnam. She worked as a support person and brought high school students on each trip. As an International Health Care Volunteer, she was privileged to serve on 2 medical missions to Ghana. Again, they brought high school students on each mission.

After September 11th, working with the staff at the Mount St. Joseph Academy, she reached out to Ladder 5, Engine 24, Battalion 2 Fire Station in New York City and organized the students' adoption of the station, the firemen and the families of those lost in the attack. The years of memories and the interactions with those men has changed her life and the lives of the hundreds of students involved.

At her previous employers and at Delran High School, she organized the Greyhound Walkers Club. This group of volunteer students and parents regularly go to animal shelters and spend the day “walking the Greyhounds”.

  • History Teacher at Delran High School
  • Active Volunteer for Operation Smile
  • Active Supporter of Vietnam Veterans
  • Active International Health Care Volunteer
  • Member New Jersey Education Association

Council At Large

Gary Catrambone
Council President
Council At Large
Term expires 12/31/2020
Phone# 856.461.4797 
gcatrambone@delrantownship.org

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Gary is the Vice President of Marketing for a technology company in the mortgage industry in Trevose, PA and a business owner active in the entertainment business.  He is also active in numerous civic and charitable endeavors like the March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society, the ALS Association and the Red Cross.

While attending the township's meetings since 1998, he felt a need for more people to be involved and for the residents to be better informed. Gary's hardworking approach to community service has delivered results to those looking for easier access to township information. They can find it at on this website and on his original website at delran.net.

  • A resident of Delran for over 40 years

Family
Gary has lived in the same neighborhood since he was 15 years old. When he married Julie over 20 years ago, he welcomed Julie's daughter, Germaine, to their home. Just over a year later, they had Nina and six years later, Rose.

Germaine is now married to Ryan and mother of grandson, Padraig and granddaughter, Brighid. She is an elementary teacher in Maryland. Nina is studying at Rider University and Rose is in Delran Middle School.

 Community Involvement

  • Member of Township Council Since 2008 (Council President 2008-2010, 2012-2017)
  • Owner of Delran.net since 2000. This community oriented website was the first Delran website that brought voter information, meeting schedules, meeting minutes and more to the Delran residents
  • March of Dimes Committee Member - Fundraising Committee, Volunteer for Walk for Babies, the Golf for Babies fundraiser and Born to Shine Gala and Harvest Ball.
  • “2 Gallon Pin” from the American Red Cross for Blood Donations
  • Knights of Columbus - St. John Neumann Council 1436 (Third Degree)
  • St. Charles Borromeo - Active Member and Director of the Communications Ministry
  • Member of Delran Middle School PTA
  • Planning Board Member since 2008
  • Founded and Charter Member of Delran Historical Society

Tyler Burrell
Council At Large
Term expires 12/31/2020
tburrell@delrantownship.org

Tyler was born and raised in Delran, graduated from Delran High School, and is attending Rowan
University. He plans to study law following his undergraduate study.

Tyler realized early in life that he was driven to make a difference in his community. He enjoyed helping people and felt compelled to make a lasting impact. Tyler first served on the Delran Township School’s Technology Committee to develop a three-year plan for the district. He also served on the Delran Recreation Advisory Committee. Tyler was the founding Vice-President of the Delran Education Foundation, a nonprofit raising money for educational initiatives. 

Tyler has a deep passion for the entertainment arts. He runs his own small sound and entertainment business on the side. In addition, he works for local theatre companies and schools mentoring students in theatrical sound and lighting.

Serving as one of the youngest Councilman in the State, Tyler plans to use his age as an asset to bring a new perspective to the community. Tyler encourages residents to reach out personally to start a positive dialogue.

Community Involvement

  • Eagle Scout
  • Delran High School Graduate
  • Founding Vice-President, Delran Education Foundation
  • Former Committee Member, Delran Recreation Advisory Committee
  • Former Committee Member, Delran Township Public Schools Technology

 

 

 


 Council Meetings at Township Building - 900 Chester Avenue

Work Sessions-Council Chambers
Date: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of Month
Time: 7:00 P.M.

Township Meeting-Court Room
Date: 1st Tuesday of the Month
Time: 7:00 P.M.

 

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