Township Committee

Mantua Township operates under the ‘Township Committee’ form of municipal government and is comprised of five members elected at-large through partisan elections. Members of township committee serve staggered three-year terms and reorganize annually during which the mayor is elected amongst members of township committee. Mayor Pete Scirrotto serves as chair of the township committee, is considered the head of the municipal government and has all powers vested in accordance with New Jersey statute. Any action taken by the mayor and township committee is done through passing resolutions and adopting ordinances. In addition to the duties outlined above, Township Committee members also participate as liaison members of various boards and commissions within the township. To contact the Township Committee, please call 856-468-1500 x120.

pete scirrotto


Pete and his wife, Marge have resided in Mantua Township for 28 years with their two children Peter and Laura. Pete serves as the Chairman to Finance Committee, the Director of Public Safety Committee and serves on the Patriot Day Sub Committee.  Pete has been elected to the Mantua Township Committee for the past 27 years and has served as the Public Safety Director in the past for 14 years.  He served as Mantua Township Deputy Mayor from 2008 thru 2011 and was appointed as Mantua Township Mayor in 2012.  Mayor Scirrotto was a nine time recipient of the “Volunteer of the Year” for Mantua Township Little League. Pete is currently the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for the County of Gloucester.

rober zimmerman

Deputy Mayor

Born and raised in Gloucester County, Deputy-Mayor Bob Zimmerman has resided in Mantua Township since 1992 with his wife, Diane and two daughter’s, Brittany and Ashley.

He was appointed to the Mantua Township Committee in June 2008 and has served as an elected member since that time.  Prior to serving on the Township Committee, he served as a Mantua Township School Board member from 2003 thru 2008, holding both President and Vice President positions. He was also a member of the Mantua Township Planning Board from 2004-2006 and from 2008-2011.

The Deputy-Mayor serves as the Liaison to Department of Public Works; Public Buildings and Grounds; Recreation and Senior Services; Economic Development; Finance; Municipal Alliance; and is a member of the Public Safety Committee and Patriot Day Sub-Committee.

Deputy-Mayor Zimmerman was employed by the Pitman Police Department for almost 26 years, and served administratively as both the Captain of Police and Chief of Police for 16 years prior to retiring in January 2016.

Deputy-Mayor Zimmerman earned his Bachelor’s degree from Rowan University in 1999 and a Master’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Public Administration in 2003.  He is a graduate of the NJSACOP West Point Command and Leadership Program; a graduate of the N.J. Certified Public Managers Program; and a graduate of the FBI National Academy – Session #227.

john legge


Committeeman Legge is a 30 year resident of Mantua Township and is married to his wife, Patty and has three children, Kevin, Elisabeth and Madeleine.  The Committeeman was elected to office in 2012 and has served as a past Chairman of the Mantua Township Planning Board as well as the President of the Mantua Township Board of Education. John is the Liaison to the Municipal Land Use Board, Environmental Commission, MUA and Veteran’s Committee.

John received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University and holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Rowan University. John is the Sr. Director of Capital Projects for Sunoco Logistics Partners, LP.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). The Committeeman is a former coach for the Mantua Township Soccer Association and the Sewell Baseball and Softball, Inc. He is past Master of Masonic Lodge #87.

shawn layton
Shawn K.


Committeeman Layton is  a life long resident of Mantua Township, born and raised in the Township and is the youngest of  five siblings all of which are active in the community.  Shawn was appointed to the Mantua Township Committee on June 5, 2017. Committeeman Layton attended Mantua Township public schools and is a graduate of Clearview Regional High School. Shawn served as a member of the Recreation Committee since 2013 and served as the Secretary for the Mantua Township Municipal Utilties Authority.

For the past 12 years, Shawn has been a volunteer firefighter and serves as the President of the Independent Association of Mantua firefighters. During his time serving as a firefighter, Shawn received 4 Unit Citations and 2 Life Savings Awards for actions on duty. He was named the 2011 Mantua Township VFW Lawson Cox Post 7679 Firefighter of the Year and in 2015 the Gloucester County Firefighter of the year.

Committeeman Layton received his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Rowan College of Gloucester County. Shawn is the Deputy Fire Marshall for the County of Gloucester.

Eileen lukens


Committeewoman Lukens is a 30 year resident of Mantua Township.  Eileen and her husband Rob have three children, Kelly, Robin and William.  The Committeewoman was recently appointed to Mantua Township Committee on February 1, 2016.  Prior to serving on the Township Committee, she served as an elected Mantua Township School board member from 2009 through 2016, holding the office of Vice President.  Eileen is the liaison to the Department of Health and the Rent Levy Board.

Eileen graduated Rutgers University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Eileen is the Director of Community Management for Reality Solutions, LLC in Audubon, NJ.  She is a former Mantua Township soccer coach and current Vice President of the Wenonah Swim Team Parent Organization.