Brian C. Wahler, became Mayor of Piscataway in 2000, was reelected in 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020. 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 Sports Illustrated, the only community in the state to receive this award. In August 2008, MONEY magazine designated Piscataway as one of the 100 best places to live in America. In 2010, 2014, and 2019 MONEY magazine again named Piscataway one of the best towns with populations of 50,000 to 300,000 to live in the United States.
Mayor Wahler is a member of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), and in 2002 was appointed to the Transportation & Communication Committee; in 2003 was appointed to the Homeland Security Task Force, and in 2006 was appointed Membership Chair. In 2010 he was elected to the 28-member USCM Advisory Board, and in 2011 served on the Nominating Committee. He is currently Chair of the Membership Committee and a member of the Aging Task Force.
Mayor Wahler has testified before the United States Congress and regularly and successfully engages with the NJ Congressional delegation, most recently U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, on key city and township issues such as reauthorization and funding of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Black Grant (EECBG).
He served from 2009-2010 as President of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors (NJCM) and currently serves on the Board of Directors.
In 2015, he served as the President of the New Jersey League of Municipalities and is currently the Chair of the Telecommunications Committee and the Utilities Task Force.
Mayor Wahler is a graduate of Rutgers University. He and his wife, Paulette, have three children, Olivia, B.C. and Michael.