Gary Minkoff - Mayor
221 South Fifth Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Ph: (732) 777-6001
As Mayor, Gary chairs the Council's Administration Committee, which oversees issues such as Personnel, Communications, Professional Services, Grant seeking and Advocacy with other Public Officials and leaders in the Non-Profit, Education and Private Sector
Prior to becoming Mayor, Gary joined the Council in 2002 and has served as:
Chair of the Council's Finance, Economic Development and Public Works Committees; he also served on the Council's Public Safety Committee
Council's liaison to the Shade Tree Advisory Committee, Environmental Commission and Green Community Working Group-which is now Sustainable Highland Park, as well as liaison to Main Street Highland Park
A member of the Highland Park Planning Board
A Commissioner of the Highland Park Redevelopment Agency
Gary brought extensive volunteer and leadership experience to the Governing Body, including prior roles as:
Member-Highland Park Democratic Committee
Officer/Executive Board Member -Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva
Executive Committee Member- Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County (Recipient of two awards for outstanding leadership)
Member of the Executive Board of the Wilf Campus for Senior Living; Executive Board of the Central New Jersey Jewish Home for the Aged and Trustee of the Foundation of the Wilf Campus for Senior Living
Board Member-Congregation Ohav Emeth-Highland Park
Treasurer-Cub Scout Pack 5
Highland Park Department of Recreation Little League Baseball Coach
Gary has been a Borough resident since 1983. He is the President of Above & Beyond Marketing, which provides consulting services in the areas of sales and marketing strategy, technology, communications and education and training. He is an Adjunct Faculty member at the Rutgers Business School, and previously taught for the Rutgers School of Communication and Information Studies, as well as for the Rutgers College of Engineering.
Gary is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Higher Education partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS). Prior to launching his own company, Gary spent 12 years in financial services, first with Citicorp's Investment Bank in Municipal and Corporate Finance, as well as, Sales and marketing operations; he then joined E.F. Hutton (which ultimately became Smith Barney) and Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor. Gary began his career in management consulting-working on marketing, technology and training assignments for major clients in telecommunications, consumer products, manufacturing and media.
Gary earned his MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, and his BA in Communication and Information Studies from Rutgers College.