Tim Dougherty was elected Mayor of Morristown in 2009, and reelected in 2013. When he took office in 2010, Mayor Dougherty inherited a fiscal crisis, with Morristown facing decreasing revenues and increasing costs. Mayor Dougherty fought to move Morristown forward, restoring fiscal responsibility and maintaining quality municipal services. He won these fights, securing new investments, lowering costs, and for seven years preventing any tax increases on the people of Morristown.
Under his leadership, national retailers such as Whole Foods, CVS and Blue Mercury have added locations in Morristown. Committed to serving all of Morristown’s residents, Mayor Dougherty has worked tirelessly to promote affordable housing and aggressively pursued and secured more affordable housing units in the last 7years than in the previous 30 years combined. Further, under Mayor Dougherty’s leadership, Morristown reached an unprecedented tax settlement with Morristown Medical Center — generating millions of dollars in increased revenue, and saving taxpayer money.
Prior to his election as Mayor, Dougherty served as an At-Large Councilman. As a Councilman, he showed exemplary leadership fighting for our Military town employees, and working to prevent child lead poisoning. Mayor Dougherty has also served as chairman of the Morristown Board of Adjustment, Chairman of the Southeast Morris county Municipal Utility Authority and as a member of the Morristown Planning Board. He currently serves on the New Jersey Highlands Commission, and on the Morris County Open Space Trust Fund Committee.
In addition to his volunteer activities and elected positions, he was also the Baseball Coach of Assumption Baseball and Morristown Babe Ruth. Mayor Dougherty is a member of the International Operating Engineers and currently holds the position of Chief Engineer for the New Jersey Devils Prudential Center in Newark, where his team makes the ice for the NHL. He has resided in Morristown since 1988, where he raised his son Ryan with his wife, Mary.