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Mayor Christopher Bobbitt

Photo of Councilman Christopher BobbittIn 2015, Christopher Bobbitt was elected to Township Council in a special election to fill an unexpired term and sworn in soon after. As a practicing architect, he is accustomed to listening to a client's program requirements, developing a vision for a project, staying within a budget, and communicating and coordinating with a variety of stakeholders – traits that are an asset serving on Council.

Christopher’s service to the Township started soon after arriving in 2004. He was selected to serve on the Growth & Redevelopment Committee, which focuses on the growth and stability of local businesses. Within a few years of service on that committee, Christopher was asked to become a board member of Sustainable Lawrence, an organization focused on creating a more ecologically sustainable community. In addition, he served for a time on the Township’s “Green Team” before beginning an almost four year term on the Township Planning Board to hear and decide on a variety of projects including the Mercer Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction, Costco, and the Bristol-Myers Squibb building on Princeton Pike.

While serving on Township Council, Christopher is focused on continuing the Township’s strong record of providing excellent services while controlling costs. Building on this strong fiscal foundation, he is committed to working to increase sustainable practices in the Township, strengthening the local business community, and celebrating the wonderful diversity that can be found within the Township community. For 2016, the Councilman is the liaison to the Affordable Housing Board, the Environmental Resources & Sustainability Green Advisory Committee, and the Growth & Redevelopment Committee. In addition, Christopher continues to be involved with local chambers of commerce, Sustainable Lawrence, and is a member of the Eggerts Crossing Civic League.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Christopher moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend Stanford University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies. After graduation, he attended the University of California, Berkeley where he received his Master of Architecture. After nine years of living in San Francisco, Christopher, his wife Tiffany Smith, and their daughter Frances moved to the Village of Lawrenceville where they fell in love with the Township. After an exhaustive search for the right house, the family found a home in the Colonial Lakelands neighborhood and added a son, Henry. Everyday Christopher walks their dog around Colonial Lake and is reminded of the description of Lawrence Township as the place “where nature smiles for 22 miles.”