The Mayor of Brentwood serves as the elected chief executive of our community. Although under the council-manager form of government, which is utilized in our municipality, the Borough Manager performs the majority of administrative functions, the Mayor provides a critical check on the power of appointed public servants. The Mayor is charged with ensuring that the laws of the Borough are faithfully enforced and that policy decisions are properly and efficiently implemented. In his executive capacity, the Mayor is afforded the ability to veto any Council decision and is tasked with breaking tied legislative votes. Most critically, the Mayor is the titular head of the Police Department and is responsible for providing citizen supervision of the agency.
As the Borough’s most visible representative, the Mayor holds important ceremonial powers. In addition to presiding over events, the Mayor authors proclamations to honor distinguished members of our community, which can be viewed online here. The Mayor can also authorize the closing of streets for block parties; to make application to hold such an event in your neighborhood, please complete the PDF form below.
Pat Carnevale serves as the current Mayor of Brentwood Borough. He is just the ninth individual to hold this respected and prestigious office since 1918.
- Bernhard Kestner, 1916-31
- Albert Kaufmann, 1932-61
- Arthur Franks, 1962-69
- William Tepsic, 1970-81
- James Joyce, 1982-97
- Ronald Arnoni, 1998-2001
- Kenneth Lockhart, 2002-2013
- Dennis Troy, 2014-2021
- Pasquale Carnevale, 2022-present