Borough of Sussex, 2012-Present

The elected Mayor of Sussex Borough oversees operation of the town and the town's water/sewer utility. While Mayor, Jonathan Rose was able to keep tax increases at or below the rate of inflation and Water/Sewer Rates at a zero increase for three years straight, all while increasing services and executing on a large number of capital projects. Jonathan also brought in a potential buyer for the water/sewer system and was able to work with the council to present sale to the voters through a referendum process.

As mayor, Jonathan instituted an open-government policy. As part of the commitment to the public, he began having audio of all town meetings published on the town's website, and is currently working with the NJ Foundation for Open Government to create ordinances to preserve the town's committment to open government into the future.


Borough of Sussex, 2004 and 2006-2011

The elected council of Sussex Borough is the legislative arm of the borough form of government that Sussex is organized under. As councilman, Jonathan Rose chaired the Recreation Commission and was council liaison to the Board of Health.

Land Use Board Member

Borough of Sussex, 2003-2004

Jonathan worked to streamline the application and decision process of Sussex Borough's Land Use Board. He holds a planning certificate from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Policy.