Woolwich Township, NJ


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Gloucester County is set to begin the roundabout construction at the intersection of High Hill and Auburn Road.

For more information, click here to access the Letter to Residents


Letter from Mayor Alan Schwager regarding Fair Funding for our Schools

Dear Woolwich Residents,

Over the last several weeks, I have attended multiple meetings and work groups regarding our current unfair school funding situation. I have received numerous e-mails and phone calls urging me to support Kingsway’s FFAC (Fair Funding Action Committee) and their efforts to phase in our fair share of funding over a period of 5 or more years. I have since gone on record that I do not support this plan and want to explain why. Before I do that, I also want to go on record that I fully support signing a petition Kingsway has on their web site taking a different position than the phased funding plan supported by the FFAC. This phased funding plan, is the anticipated outcome coming from the Senate committee that was formed thru SR-100.

Swedesboro/Woolwich and Kingsway Schools have been underfunded since 2010 using the approved formula indentified in the 2008 SFRA (School Funding Reform Act). To send a message to our State legislatures and Governor that we are willing to wait 5 more years to finally receive the funds due our community today is absurd. Woolwich and its residents deserve and demand to be fully funded in the 2017-2018 state budget cycle.

I strongly urge each and every resident to contact our 3rd District Legislatures and demand to be fully funded at once without any further delays. The Legislative District 3 Officials’ phone number for Senator Sweeney, Assemblyman Burzichelli and Assemblyman Taliaferro is (856)-251-9801.

How ironic is it that 40 Senators, 80 Assemblymen and 1 Governor can come together in a matter of months to pass a $.23 gas tax, but fail year after year after year to properly fund the education of our children. Please help me send a message to Trenton that our children should not be less important than our roads and that the time for political posturing, finger pointing and games are over and do the job they were elected to do.

Alan Schwager-Mayor

Woolwich Township, NJ


To View Resolution R-2017-61 Resolution of the Township of Woolwich, County of Gloucester, Requesting the Assistance of the State of New Jersey in Addressing the School Funding Issue Faced by the Swedesboro-Woolwich and Kingsway High School Districts click here

Adopted 2-21-17 


Directory of Officials

The Elected Officials of Woolwich Township






IMG 3456-1 637x640 637x640 199x200Mayor Alan Schwager

Term 2015-2017

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Alan moved to Woolwich Township in 1998 with his wife Donna, and three sons, Aaron, Jason and Greg. He has been employed in the Environmental Industry since 1982.

Alan joind the S/W Little League Board of Directors in 1999 where he started working with Township Officials to finish and open the first phase of Locke Avenue Park. In 2003, Alan became a member of the Planning Board which was converted to the Joint Land Use Board in 2007 where he served as Chairman since 2011. He was elected to the Woolwich Township Committee in 2015 to begin a three year term.



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Deputy Mayor

Frank Rizzi

Term 2015-2017

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Frank has been a resident in Woolwich Township his whole life. His wife Rita and he chose Woolwich Township after getting married in 1993 to live because of the long standing ties to the community through family and business. He has 3 sons, Francesco Jr, Vincent and Benjamin, all of whom attend school and play sports here in Woolwich Township. He is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University, and has run his own consulting business for the past 18 years.

Frank's father (Joseph H Rizzi) was a former committeeman for 30+ years and was Mayor for 18 years of Woolwich Township before his passing in 2002.

Frank has participated as a volunteer on Swedesboro/Woolwich Little League board. During the course of his volunteer involvement he contributed not only his time but also his business minded approach to the opportunities that are before us. He contributed as a volunteer youth coach for both baseball and football for the past 14+ years.

Frank has both the qualifications and experience that is needed to be an elected township official through his history of being a resident in the township for 50+ years and his education and business experiences acquired throughout his career.






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John A. Carleton
Term 2016-2018

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John moved to Woolwich Township in 2010 with his wife Jaclyn.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University where he majored in Political Science.  He received his Juris Doctor Degree upon graduating Widener University School of Law.  He has been a practicing attorney for over nine years.  His primary practice areas have been civil litigation and real estate law.

John previously served on the Woolwich Township Joint Land Use Board.  He was honored to be elected to the Woolwich Township Committee for a three year term beginning in 2016.




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Jordan Schlump
Term 2016-2018

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Jordan, born and raised in Mickleton, was involved in team sports.  He also helped his grandfather on his farm during his early years which fostered his interest in the land, gardening, and the environment.  Later he was a resident of Swedesboro where he coached baseball and served as president of Swedesboro Parks & Recreation.

After graduating from Kingsway Regional High School in the Class of 1971, Jordan immediately secured a job at Mobil Oil Refinery in Paulsboro where he remained until his retirement in 2009.

After his marriage in 1985, Jordan and his wife Maria moved out of the area.  After retirement, they decided to return to their roots in the Kingsway sending district and moved into Four Seasons @ Weatherby in Woolwich in 2013.  Soon thereafter, Jordan started attending the bi-monthly meetings of the Woolwich Township Committee, became involved with the Swedesboro& Woolwich Community Garden, and served on the Swedesboro/Woolwich Environmental Commission before deciding to get more involved by running for a seat on the Committee.  He eagerly started his three-year term as Committeeman Schlump in January 2016. 

Jordan is the proud father of Jordan Jr. and daughters Jennifer and Jamie and has ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  





Daniel Battisti

Term 2017-2019

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Dan and his wife Martha have been residents of Woolwich Township for over 25 years.  They have a son, Sam, who will be a May 2017 graduate of Rowan University and pursuing a career in behavioral economics. 

Dan is a US Air Force veteran and a teacher at National Park School. He has been very active on both of our local school boards; six years serving on the Swedesboro-Woolwich School Board, immediately followed by another six years on the Kingsway Regional School Board. Dan is currently the Educational Liaison on the Swedesboro-Woolwich Historical Society and continues to be a volunteer for many school and local events.

    “I think that collaboration is always better than competition when it comes to local government.” Please let me know how I can help address your concerns.  Woolwich has always been a great place to live; I will help to keep it that way.