Robert H. Conley 32nd Mayor of the Borough of Madison
The 32nd Mayor of the Borough of Madison, Robert H. Conley, came into office in 2012 after serving for seven years as a Council Member. During his term in office, Conley has worked to have Madison named as the #1 Town to Live in by New Jersey Monthly in 2019.
Since assuming office in 2012, Conley has worked to keep the increase in municipal taxes to less than 7% in total over the last 8 years (less than 1% per year increase); invested $40 million in capital improvements; ensured Madison’s AAA Bond rating was maintained; has lowered electric rates by 10% and worked closely with area CEOs.
Conley was sworn in for his fourth term as mayor on January 2, 2024 – officially making himself the longest-serving mayor in Madison since Madison’s first Mayor James Preston Albright in 1906.
A lifelong resident of Madison, Conley began his career volunteering at the Madison Area YMCA, where he worked his way up to eventually being promoted to Vice President and Capital Projects Director. After forty-eight years of service, Conley retired in 2019, but is still very active in his numerous community and professional organizations, among which is membership for over twenty-five years in the Rotary Club of Madison, including service as Past President.
Conley has been recognized by multiple organizations, including the Morris County Chamber of Commerce for their 2018 Leadership Morris Alumni Achievement Award; and the New Jersey Municipal Management Association receiving the Elected Official Award and the Career Development Award. In 2022, Conley was inducted into the New Jersey League of Municipalities Mayors’ Hall of Fame for his 10 years of mayoral service. He currently serves as the First Vice President for the New Jersey Conference of Mayors (NJCM), and in April 2024 will be sworn in as President of NJCM.
Mayor Conley is happily married to Marjorie (Titi), the First Lady of Madison. They are proud parents to their two sons, Chris and Jack.
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