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Shop Local

If you are a business owner in Hanover Township, we'd love for you to join Shop Local at no cost to you. All you need to do is put a Shop Local decal in your window, a placard on your counter, or use our Shop Local image on your website. This decal will identify your business as a member of Hanover's Shop Local program to Township residents.

To get your window decal, placard, and/or website image, please fill out & send the attached form (PDF) via email to and a member of the Township's Economic Development Advisory Committee will deliver them to you. Your business will be added to the Township's new business directory which will be used to launch the Shop Local program. 

In addition to being part of the Hanover Township Business Directory, you will also be notified of special events and future enhancements to the Shop Local program.

Shop Local Flyer - 2023 Goals & Initiatives (PDF)

Hanover Shop Local Sign-Up Form (PDF)

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Rutgers "Placemaking in Hanover" Study

Hanover Township is pleased to announce the release of “Placemaking in Hanover,” a report developed by students in the Spring, 2021 Urban Planning Seminar in Placemaking at the Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, in partnership with the Hanover Township Committee and the Township’s Economic Development Advisory Committee (“EDAC”).


Since 2010, the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) has assisted the Township, in an advisory role, by proactively promoting responsible commercial revitalization to expand and strengthen Hanover’s economy through a partnership of government, business, and the community. Hanover has leveraged a business-friendly mindset, its location and infrastructure, and the availability of prime sites to attract and grow a diverse business base, and re-mediate multiple contaminated sites. As a result, Hanover is recognized statewide as an economic development "success story."

What’s Next - Hanover 2026

EDAC remains focused on facilitating responsible economic development as detailed in the "Hanover 2026" blueprint:

  • Enhancement of Township communication with residents, using evolving platforms
  • Balancing redevelopment and quality of life - including enhanced amenities, and strategic redevelopment of key areas/sites in the Township
  • Leveraging technology, relevant demographics and trends, and data analytics to facilitate informed decision-making
  • Working with local businesses and government agencies to make achievable transportation improvements

EDAC Promotional Brochure - Revised 2019 (PDF)

Semi-Annual Reports

Reports submitted to the Township Committee describing the achievements and recommendations of the group covering the preceding six months.

Related Documents & Links


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes



NameTitleTerm Expiration
Brueno, RobertChairpersonDecember 31, 2024
Potkay, GeneVice-ChairpersonDecember 31, 2024
Davey, GregMemberDecember 31, 2024
DiMontova, Suzanne
December 31, 2024
Elias, PaulMemberDecember 31, 2024
Knauss, MichaelMember
December 31, 2024
Linfante, ArthurMemberDecember 31, 2024
Mattessich, Christopher
MemberDecember 31, 2024
Mian, NadiaMemberDecember 31, 2024
O'Connor, Daren
December 31, 2024
Shannon, SusanMemberDecember 31, 2024
Yoon, DavidMemberDecember 31, 2024
Ferramosca, John L.Director of PlanningDecember 31, 2023
Gallagher, Thomas “Ace”
Mayor/Liaison December 31, 2023
Breen, DanAlternate 1December 31, 2024
Campbell, RichAlternate 2December 31, 2024
Brancheau, BlaisBusiness Administrator DesigneeDecember 31, 2023
Snow, ShelbyInternal Coordinator-