Report: Community Conversation 1/20/2023

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The first town-wide One Hillsborough community conversation was held on 20th of January 2023 at the Hillsborough municipal building, in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Listed below is the excerpt related to Government. The full report covering all topics and Post-It boards in pdf format is also  available for download.



Government topic Post-It boardsGoing well

Leadership and Township Administration

  • Leadership is showing up seems open to cooperation and suggestions
  • Responsiveness and approachability of leadership
  • Township’s appreciation of community through recognition
  • Township Administration exploring youth involvement in government


  • Township’s communication with the public
  • Appreciation for the Township calendar


  • Public library with relevant information for the community and the Somerset literacy group

Needs improvement


  • Lack of transparency in how decisions benefit Hillsborough and/or the public
  • Lack of support for LGBT+ community


  • Lack of diversity in leadership and boards/commissions
  • Lack of diversity in reaching out to various cultural groups
  • Lack of diversity in employees, noting that it may be difficult to find diversity for certain vacancies


  • Lack of awareness by public of civic processes, leading to lack of more public engagement
  • Lack of communication from township about more difficult subjects
  • Unclear to people where township videos are posted
  • Township calendar not visible enough


  • Blatant partisanship where this is NOT needed
  • Growing partisanship in BOE
  • Appointment of commission members who did not even seek appointment


  • Public transportation, especially as the 206 corridor is growing
  • The population has changed and township is not adjusting to the change (observation from Community Involvement)

Full report

The Full report covering all topics and Post-It boards in pdf format is also available for download.