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Elected Officials

Council President Patricia Wahl

(973) 226-3400

Patricia Wahl is serving her second three year term on the Town Council.  She has served as chairman of the Finance & Personnel Committee and the Public Affairs Committee.  She has organized the first four Dogwood Festivals. Prior to her election to the Council, she served on the Essex Fells Zoning Board of Adjustment for two and a half years.

Mrs. Wahl and her husband, Richard, have lived in Essex Fells since 1981.  They have two grown children, Rich and Kathryn.  While her children attended Essex Fells School, Mrs. Wahl volunteered  in the EFS PTA.  During her nine year involvement, she served on many committees as well as serving as secretary, vice president and president.  She has been a member of the Garden Club of Essex Fells since 1993, serving as treasurer and president.  She served on the Women's Association of the Essex Fells Country Club for six years, serving as secretary and vice president.

Mrs. Wahl was raised in Short Hills.  She is a graduate of Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.  She worked for the Prudential Insurance Co. in the corporate auditing and pension planning division.

She is a frequent substitute teacher at the Essex Fells School.