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We are committed to listening to our neighbors, protecting our town from over-development, respecting the diversity in our community, and together making decisions that are in the best interest of our township.


Joan Bannan Harris

Joan Bannan Harris is a 17-year resident of Bernards Township where she raised her four children while working full time and volunteering for school, athletic and community organizations. Professionally, Joan has experience as a civil trial attorney, Assistant Prosecutor, and a claims manager with a national medical professional liability insurer.

She is an outspoken advocate for open and transparent government, the inclusive participation of our diverse community to local boards and committees, and the respectful treatment of Township volunteers.  She also spoke against and joined the efforts of a local nonpartisan group to successfully overturn the Redevelopment Plan of the Millington Quarry.  

Joan is passionate about being of service to her community and received the Eleanor Roosevelt Volunteer Service Award in 2017. She has spoken at community and school events concerning adolescent substance use disorders, and currently serves on the Board of Health and Municipal Alliance Against Substance Abuse. She was recently certified by the National Council for Behavioral Health in Washington, D.C. as a Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor.


Robert J. Mascia

Robert J. Mascia is a 7-year resident of Bernards Township where he lives with his wife, Brooke, and their three young children. Robert brings experience and a track record of dedication to his ambitions for the Township. He has served as vice president of the Bernards Township Chamber of Commerce. He is the founder and owner of Green Ridge Wealth Planning in Bedminster, a financial planning and business consulting firm.
Robert graduated from Lehigh University and pursued a financial career before joining his family’s food and beverage business. In the nine years he spent running that business, Robert developed more than twenty commercial locations and dealt with town governments on every municipal application. He understands both commercial and residential planning, building and zoning and knows how to make every dollar count. In 2011, Robert returned to the financial industry and opened his own firm in 2014. He knows what it takes to run a business in small-town America.
Robert is also known by many kids in town as “Coach Bobby” as he is an enthusiastic volunteer coach for Bernards Township recreational t-ball, baseball, flag football, and travel baseball.

Joan Harris & Robert Mascia in the Community


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