Brian C. Wahler, became the Mayor of Piscataway in 2000, was reelected in 2004, 2008, 2012 and re-elected in 2016. He was first elected to the Township Council in 1992 and served as Vice President and President of the Council.
Under his leadership, Piscataway was chosen Sportstown New Jersey by the national magazine, Sports Illustrated, the only community in the state to
receive this award. In August 2008 Piscataway was designated by Money magazine one of the 100 best places to live in America and in 2010 and 2014, Money magazine again named Piscataway one of the 50 best towns with populations of 50,000 to 300,000 to live in the United States. Sporting News also named Piscataway one of the 75 best places to live. And in 2014, SafeWise paired data from the FBI’s Crime in the US Report and named Piscataway one of the 50 safest communities in New Jersey.
Mayor Wahler is a member of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), and in 2002 was appointed to the USCM Transportation & Communication Committee; in 2003 was appointed to the USCM Homeland Security Task Force, and in 2006 was appointed USCM Membership Chair. In 2010 he was elected to the 28 member USCM Advisory Board, and in 2011 served on the USCM Nominating Committee. He is currently a member of the USCM Aging Task Force.
He served from 2009-2010 as President of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors (NJCM) and currently serves on the Board of Directors.
Mayor Wahler recently served as the President of the New Jersey League of Municipalities and is the Chair of the Telecommunications Committee and Chair of the Utilities Task Force.
Mayor Wahler is a member of the Piscataway Planning Board and is on the Executive Committee of the American Parkinson Disease Association-NJ Chapter.
Mayor Wahler is a graduate of Rutgers University. He and his wife, Paulette, have three children, Olivia, B.C. and Michael.