The Borough Council of the Borough of Mountain Lakes consists of 7 elected officials.  Council Members are elected for 4 year terms from the population at large.  The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are chosen from within the Council by the Council at the Reorganization meeting the first week in January.

Borough Council Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 7:30 PM in the Meeting Room at Borough Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Our Council Members

Photo of Dan Happer Mayor Dan Happer - was appointed to the Borough Council in September 2008.  He previously served on the Lakes Management Advisory Committee.  He was a board member and swim official for the Mountain Lakes Swimming and Diving Association for ten years and served as President of the Association for seven years.  He has served as a den leader and Treasurer for Cub Scout Pack 10 and is a member of the Mountain Lakes Sailing Association.  Dan is a CPA and is a vice president and assistant treasurer for a large global company.  He and his family have lived in Mountain Lakes since 1998.  [  ]
Photo of Bill Albergo Bill Albergo - was appointed to the Borough Council in January 2014.  He was a Board member of the Mountain Lakes Zoning Board of Adjustment for the previous 2 years, and an active member of the ML Environmental Commission for 5 years.  He also served on the Borough’s Solid Waste Management Committee since its inception.  Previously, he successfully ran the ML Centennial Committee’s “Taste of Mountain Lakes” event and is an active member of the Mountain Lakes Community.

He and his wife Melissa happily moved into Mountain Lakes in early 2007 - with their son Flynn and daughter Zoe 'moving in' during 2009 and 2012 respectively. [  ]

Photo of Frank Borin Frank Borin - Frank Borin was elected to the Borough Council in November, 2012. He has previously served as a member of the Mountain Lakes Environmental Commission, and has coached both recreational and travel soccer teams in town. Frank is a partner at a large New Jersey law firm, where he has represented municipalities, counties, State agencies, independent authorities and commissions throughout the State since 1995. He currently serves as a member of his law firm’s Executive Committee. Frank is a lifelong resident of northern New Jersey and he and his family have lived in Mountain Lakes since early 2008.  [  ]
Photo of Blair Bravo Blair Bravo - only one year after her election to the Borough Council in 1998, Blair Bravo became the Deputy Mayor.  Since then, she has been mayor two times.  Years of experience as Chair of Borough's Recreation Commission, member of the Planning Board and Member of the League of Women Voters, Mountain Lakes chapter president for three years, helped prepare her for these important roles.  Blair is Executive Director of Morris Habitat for Humanity.  She has lived in Mountain Lakes since 1986 and has 4 grown children and 8 grandchildren. [  ]
Photo of Peter Holmberg Peter Holmberg - Peter Holmberg was elected to Council in 2010.  He has served on the Planning Board since 2008 and the Memorial Day Committee since 2000.  Peter also served on the Recreation Commission from 2006-2008.  In 2009, he chaired the Shared Services Task Force that educated and then evaluated the communities interest to share services with neighboring municipalities.

Peter has been a resident for over 30 years and a MLHS graduate.  He has been active in coaching baseball, track, soccer, and basketball.  He and his wife Kathleen have four children and have lived in Mountain Lakes since 2000. [  ]

Photo of John Lester John Lester - John Lester was elected to Council in November of 2012. Previously he served on the Historic Preservation Committee. John also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Morris Habitat for Humanity and on the Board of Trustees for Boonton Main Street.

Prior to moving to Mountain Lakes, he was a community leader in Jersey City advocating for open space, historic preservation, and responsible development in the downtown Paulus Hook neighborhood, was a member and President of the Downtown Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, and a Founding Board Member and Vice President of the Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy.

John and his wife, Dee, joined the Mountain Lakes community in 1994.  [  ]

Photo of Doug McWilliams Doug McWilliams

Address: 95 Boulevard

Occupation: Realtor, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage & Coldwell Banker Commercial, NRT since 1991.

Training and Experience: Born and raised in Mountain Lakes; Owned delicatessens in the Washington, DC area 1976-1987; Joined the family business (McWilliams Forge) in 1988.

Current Civic Activities: Member, Mountain Lakes Borough Council (appointed July 2008 to fill vacancy); Member, Mountain Lakes Volunteer Fire Department since 1994; Chief, Mountain Lakes Volunteer Fire Department 2004 & 2005.

Past Civic Activities: Member, Mountain Lakes Solid Waste Committee when the current program was designed and implemented; Secretary, Mountain Lakes Borough Building Facilities Committee until joining the Borough Council; Secretary, Morris County Active Chief's Association 2004 & 2005.

Family: Wife, Marion, Son John (Mountain Lakes class of 2000).