Ryan Herd was elected to the Township Council in 2017 and is serving his 4th year in office as a Council Member and is the 2020 Mayor. He views his responsibilities as a member of the Council as an extension of the community service that is a priority for himself and his family.
Ryan is a technology entrepreneur, focusing his efforts on developing tools that make homes and communities safer and more enjoyable. He is the author of a book on innovations that provide “Smart” technology for homes, businesses and communities, and he lectures and consults on the subject. In addition to their careers, Ryan and his wife Jennifer are active community volunteers and devoted parents to their 3 sons Riley, Toby, and Peyton. Ryan and his family are avid campers, Disney fanatics, and enthusiastic Backyard BBQers.
Prior to joining the Council, Ryan made his focus on community a reality in Pequannock, providing the equipment and expertise to community events such as Movie Night for Pequannock Seniors and Movies under the Stars. He is a leader for Cub Scout pack 144 and a coach for Little League and Soccer. He was appointed to the Pequannock Township Planning Board and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, and the Central Basin Regional Flood Board. He served as Chair of the Pequannock Township Flood Control Advisory Committee and the Economic Development Advisory Committee. He was, and continues to be an active member of the Pequannock Chamber of Commerce.
Ryan currently serves as the Council’s representative to the Municipal Alliance Committee, the Historic District Commission, and the Open Space Advisory Committee.