The Mayor of Fair Lawn is a member of the borough council, presiding over council meetings with no separate…More policy-making power. Under the borough's Council-Manager form of government, the borough manager is appointed by five-member council as the municipal chief executive and administrative official.
Council members serve four-year terms, and the mayor is selected by the council at a re-organization meeting following each election season in odd-numbered years. Two or three council seats come up for election every other year.
Fair Lawn's current mayor is Democrat Joseph Tedeschi, whose term ends December 31, 2011. Tedeschi is also the director of the Fair Lawn Community Adult School. His office is located on the second floor of the municipal building.