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Mayor Harry L. Wyant, Jr., was born and raised in Phillipsburg, graduating from Phillipsburg High School Class of 1963. He is married to the former Sandra Jean Hann, and they have two dogs, Sampson and Cupcake.  Harry has one son, Harry Edward Wyant, who is a retired police officer, and his daughter, Jill Marie Wyant-Montilone, passed away in March of 1997. When Harry is not working or volunteering, he enjoys walking (his time to think) and tinkering with his antique car. Harry is a member of the Wesley Methodist Church.

Community service is very important to Mayor Wyant. He has been a member of the Phillipsburg Emergency Squad for over 25 years, is a member of the Phillipsburg Lodge #52, and a member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon-Warren Forest No. 14.  He is a member of the Phillipsburg Library Board, Firth Youth Center Board, Ole Towne Festival Committee, and is a Charter Member of the Phillipsburg Shade Tree Commission. Harry also served on the Organizing Committee for the 2003 Phillipsburg Military Appreciation Rally and for the 150th Celebration Committee.

Staying involved and making a difference is something that is an integral part of Harry’s philosophy.  Harry has served as Phillipsburg's Mayor since January 2000, the beginning of the 21st Century.   He served on the Planning Board for over 25 years, was a member of the Phillipsburg Town Council for 8 1/2 years, served 7 years on the Phillipsburg Zoning Board of Adjustment, served as a representative of the Solid Waste Advisory Board, and served 4 years as a member of the State of New Jersey Redevelopment Authority. Harry is a also a member of the Phillipsburg Housing and Neighborhood Development Corporation. Because of his widespread involvement and concern for the Town of Phillipsburg, it is no surprise that Sammons Communications awarded Harry Wyant the Outstanding Citizen Award. 

Harry is the owner of Wyant's Electric, a company that has proudly served the community for over 40 years. His professional associations include membership in the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, and he served as  President of the Sussex Warren Electrical Contractors Association. Harry is also a member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Phillipsburg Urban Enterprise Zone Board, helping to promote and support businesses within the Town of Phillipsburg.  In addition, Harry has worked tirelessly to bring attractions such as the train rides to the Town, which draw thousands of visitors every year.

Citizens are welcome to call, email or visit  Mayor Wyant's office with any questions or concerns.  He subscribes to an open door policy, and he will personally return your call. 

Mailing Address:
Phillipsburg Municipal Building
675 Corliss Avenue,
Phillipsburg, NJ, 08865

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Phone: (908) 454-1170
Fax: (908) 454-7899


Bio of Harry L. Wyant