DENVILLE, NJ-- This month's Meet the Leaders spotlight goes to Chris Golinski, Denville Town Council President.

Golinski is currently the Denville Town Council President. During meetings of the town council, Golinski helps lead the meetings, often keeping the council on task. However, Golinski is heavily involved throughout the town to help make Denville a better place to live, work, and play.

The Golinski family moved to Denville in the 1980's, when Chris and wife, Darlene, were married. Chris and Darlene happen to be high school sweethearts. Golinski told TAP about how he had to ask Darlene's father over and over again for permission to take her to his high school prom.

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"I didn't know it, but Darlene was across the street at her friends house and watched the whole thing. Darlene actually had to call her mother to calm her father down and after asking quite a few times, I finally got him to allow me to take Darlene to my prom," Golinski said.

Chris is a graduate of the University of Virginia, having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics. After graduating from UVA, Golinski also recieved an MBA from Farleigh Dickinson University. 

The list of activities that Chris has helped better in the township are long. Golinski is an Eagle Scout and has been a member of the Indian Lake Playground Improvement Committee. In addition to his work with Indian Lake, Golinski has also been on the Morris County 4-H Association's Board of Directors, was the Morris County 4-H Fair Facilities Manager, and also was a volunteer for the Denville Recreation Ski Program.

Golinski serves on many committees within the township. As a member of the Recreation Committee, Golinski will be hard at work over the next few months planning for the redesign of the Gardner Field playground. Golinski has previous experience in the playground area. He helped build the playground at Indian Lake, Muriel Hepner Park, Kwiatowski Park, and Gardner Field.

During the little down time that Golinski has, he enjoys being outside through hiking and kayaking. He also enjoys taking his dogs on walks and spending time with his wife. 

"I love Denville. I am honored that the people of Denville elected me to help make this town a better place," Golinski said.