Mayor Lauren Barnett– was elected to Borough Council in 2016. She has been an active member of the Mountain Lakes community since moving here in 2008 with her husband Dan and three children. Lauren served on the board of the Home & School Association and the Mountain Lakes Sailing Association. She chairs the Briarcliff Book Fair and has been active in coaching travel soccer and Destination Imagination, a youth program that celebrates innovation and teamwork. Lauren has over a decade of experience in management consulting. She was a Senior Engagement Manager for the Strategy & Change consulting practice of IBM Global Services and also served as the Business Operations Manager for the practice. Lauren has a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
Email: lBarnett@mtnlakes.org. (Term expires 12/31/20)
Deputy Mayor David Shepherd– was elected to Borough Council in 2016. David brings a broad range of
management experience across numerous disciplines, including healthcare, banking, finance, and real estate. He currently serves on the executive committee for a large multi-disciplined medical group. Previously, he was a strategic consultant managing multiple cross-functional teams globally in support of municipalities, and of the Fortune 500 community. He believes strongly in using his skills to better people’s lives and our communities. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he organized volunteer teams to assist first responders in door-to-door evacuations. In Illinois, he coached youth soccer and baseball and organized multiple volunteer teams for Habitat for Humanity renovation projects and worked as a volunteer on annual renovation efforts within the Chicago Public Schools system. In NJ, he coordinates free health screenings and educational seminars for emergency responders; has spoken at numerous Police Benevolent Association events; assists with fundraising to support clean water projects worldwide. He received his B.S. in accounting and programming and has an MBA in finance from Loyola University. David and his wife Julie moved to Mountain Lakes in 2013 with their sons Tyler and Christian. He looks forward to serving Mountain Lakes in continuing its tradition of excellence and volunteerism.
Email: dShepherd@mtnlakes.org. (Term expires 12/31/20)
Dan Happer – was appointed to the Borough Council in September 2008. He previously served on the Lakes Management Advisory Committee. He was a board member and swim official for the Mountain Lakes Swimming and Diving Association for ten years and served as President of the Association for seven years. He has served as a den leader and Treasurer for Cub Scout Pack 10 and is a member of the Mountain Lakes Sailing Association. Dan is a CPA and is a vice president and assistant treasurer for a large global company. He and his family have lived in Mountain Lakes since 1998.
Email: email@example.com. (Term expires 12/31/18)
Janet L. Horst– was elected to Borough Council in 2016. She and her family have been Mountain Lakes residents since 2011. Janet hales from Ann Arbor, Michigan and has lived in a number of communities most recently Basel, Switzerland. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Janet has worked as an internal consultant in the banking industry and as an adjunct professor. She has served as a church elder, ESL tutor and as an educational workshop coordinator at the Federal Corrections Institute in Danbury, Connecticut. Locally, Janet has been a member on the Shade Tree Commission, authoring a number of skits performed on Arbor Day, and has been active as V.P. of the Garden Club of Mountain Lakes, presently coordinating the Junior Nature
Club at Wildwood School.
Email: jHorst@mtnlakes.org. (Term expires 12/31/20)
Cynthia Korman– was elected to Council in 2016. She has lived in Mountain
Lakes since June 2000, and has been a long time member of the town’s League of
Women Voters. Cynthia has been a Junior Track coach, and is a member of
the town’s Garden Club and Mountain Lakes Professional Womens’ Forum.
She and her husband are the proud parents of three Lakers.
Professionally speaking, Cynthia has owned a small healthcare-industry-focused
consulting practice since 1993, and has served on the boards of several
professional associations. She has a BA in Political Science and an MS
in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Rochester, and an MBA from
New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Email: cKorman@mtnlakes.org. (Term expires 12/31/20)
Audrey Lane – Audrey Lane was elected to Borough Council in 2018. She and her husband Brett moved their family into town 11 years ago, and feel fortunate to call Mountain Lakes home. Eleven years ago, Audrey began volunteering with the Spirit 5k, church, school and sports events. She coached recreation lacrosse and field hockey, is currently treasurer for the MLHS Ice Hockey program, and loves supporting the Mountain Lakes teams. In 2013, Audrey was hired as the Borough Recreation Director. In this capacity, she served on the DPW committee and the Trout Derby Committee -and she continues to serve on those committees. As Recreation Director, Audrey was honored to organize town events including Fourth of July Races, The Easter Egg Hunt, The Menorah Lighting and The Tree Lighting. Audrey graduated from Johns Hopkins University where she was named a Louis Azrael Fellow. She previously worked in the publishing industry and is the owner of an online retail business.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Term expires 12/31/22)
Tom Menard – Tom Menard was elected to Borough Council in 2018. He has been a life long resident of Mountain Lakes. He started his construction business here which is celebrating it’s 25th year anniversary. His wife, Mary Menard, is also a long time Laker having grown up here as well. He served on the board of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms for 10 years. He is the past President of the Medical Needs Foundation, a member on the Department of Public Works Committee and the Borough Hall Renovation Committee. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware. As an engineer and builder, his strengths lie in reviewing planned infrastructure and development projects and confirming that they are brought in on time, on budget and that they conform with the master plan.
Email: email@example.com. (Term expires 12/31/22)