Mayor Elizabeth Fagan

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Elizabeth Fagan

Phone: 908-273-6400
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Welcome Message

As your Mayor, I am deeply honored to serve this wonderful community. The role of a mayor is not just a title; it is a profound responsibility and a unique opportunity to positively impact the lives of our residents. I am committed to addressing critical issues that are close to our hearts, such as public safety and community health.

I will actively listen, work tirelessly for your benefit, and be a strong and effective advocate when needed. I am dedicated to being transparent, accountable, and constantly focused on the diverse needs, interests, and aspirations of our entire community.

Summit is more than just a place on the map; it is our home, a place we love and cherish. It fills me with pride to call myself a Hilltopper, and I am enthusiastic about making it an even better place for all of us.

Together, we have the power to bring about meaningful change and to accomplish great things. I look forward to collaborating with each and every one of you as we embark on this journey to enhance our community and make Summit a city that continues to thrive and inspire.


A Summit resident for more than 20 years, Mayor Elizabeth Fagan considers Summit a treasured community of people with a shared desire to uplift and protect our residents. With a deep belief in giving back, Mayor Fagan is the former President of the Summit Board of Health, served as President of the Summit Lacrosse Club and Summit Women’s Lacrosse Association, Co-President of Summit Boosters Association, and a committee member of the Lincoln-Hubbard PTO. She has also served on the Boards of The Connection and The Summit Junior Fortnightly. She has been on the Planning Committee for the Elks Charity Ball and the YMCA Special Needs Prom.

In addition, Mayor Fagan coached youth girls lacrosse for 18 years, perhaps her favorite endeavor of all time.

2024 Organization Meeting

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She has also proudly served as Chairwoman and volunteer for the Santa Claus Shop, which provides complimentary holiday shopping for over 400 families in need each year.

A family medicine physician for over 20 years, Mayor Fagan is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in Fine Arts and received her medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. She completed her residency at Overlook Hospital where the faculty selected Elizabeth to be Chief Resident and the residents elected her President of the House Staff Association.

  1. Scholarship opportunity for high school juniors and seniors in Summit

    Mayor Elizabeth Fagan and the New Jersey State League of Municipalities are offering a scholarship opportunity for high school juniors & seniors through the Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition. The deadline to apply is March 7. Competition details
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Mondays with the Mayor

In this new video series, Mayor Elizabeth Fagan, MD, will share information on city news, initiatives, events, and other timely topics every Monday.

Watch on the City of Summit YouTube channel.

Summit's Elected Leaders of 2024

Summit's elected officials discuss the year ahead and what they will be focusing on.

State of the City & Mayoral Addresses


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