Cape May Point is governed under the Walsh Act, in which each elected official has a specific area of responsibility which combines executive and legislative responsibilities. The Walsh Act, enacted in 1911, requires that commissioners be elected at large in nonpartisan elections and serve four-year, concurrent terms of office.
The Borough Commission is composed of three members and, as a group, have complete control over all affairs of the municipality. The Mayor is chosen by the three Commissioners immediately following the election. Mayoral duties include chairing municipal meetings and general oversight of community affairs. Our currently serving officials and their responsibilities are shown below.
Borough Clerk / Administrator
Planning & Zoning Board
Construction Code and Zoning
Volunteer Fire Department
Department Emergency Management
Municipal Public Defender