Governing Body

The Mayor and Common Council are responsible for making public policy that addresses the needs of the City and its residents. Mayor and Common Council are elected by the public. The Mayor serves a four year term and those members elected to Council serve three year staggered terms, meaning one year of every three there is no election for council. Mayor and Common Council appoint the City Administrator, City Clerk, City Solicitor, City Engineer and members of all committees, commissions, and boards.

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    Mayor William P. James

    Gloucester City's Mayor

    Phone: (856) 456-0205
    Term Ending: 12-2014
    Committee Appointments:
    Chairman of Police Committee,
    Chairman of Fire Committee

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    Nancy Randolph Baus

    Councilman, 3rd Ward

    Phone: (856) 456-0205
    Term Ending: 12-2015
    Committee Appointments:
    Chairwoman of Celebrations Committee,
    Member of Housing Committee,
    Member of Police Committee

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    James "Bowie" Johnson

    Councilman, 2nd Ward

    Phone: (856) 456-0205
    Term Ending: 12-2015
    Committee Appointments:
    Chairmen of Licencing Committee,
    Member of Fire Committee,
    Member of Public Works Committee

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    John Hutchinson

    Councilman, At Large

    Phone: (856) 456-0205
    Term Ending: 12-2016
    Committee Appointments:
    Chairman of Housing Committee,
    Member of Police Committee,
    Member of Finance & Administration Committee,
    Member of Licensing Committee

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    Patrick Keating

    Councilman, At Large

    Phone: (856) 456-0205
    Term Ending: 12-2016
    Committee Appointments:
    Member of Celebrations,
    Member of Finance & Administration Committee,
    Member of Public Works Committee

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    Bruce Parry

    Councilman, At Large

    Phone: (856) 456-0205
    Term Ending: 12-2016
    Committee Appointments:
    Chairman of Public Works Committee,
    Member of Fire Committee,
    Member of Celebrations Committee

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    Daniel T. Spencer Jr.

    Councilman, 1st Ward

    Phone: (856) 456-0205
    Term Ending: 12-2015
    Committee Appointments:
    Chairman of Finance & Administration Committee,
    Member of Licensing Committee,
    Member of Housing Committee