Meet Melissa and Trishna, our candidates for Township Committee!

Transparent leadership, preservation of the Mendham way and a commitment to maintaining an inclusive community are hallmarks of this year’s campaign.

We are excited to announce that Dr. Trishna Goswami is joining Melissa Saharko on the Democratic slate to run for two open seats on the Mendham Township Committee.

Trishna is an oncologist and holds a Masters’ degree in Business Administration (MBA) using both disciplines in her job developing novel cancer therapies. Since moving to Mendham Township two years ago, Goswami has been an active volunteer in the community. She joined the West Morris Juniors and has helped organize several community events. She spearheaded a “Meet Your Neighbors” initiative, organizing a clothing drive and coffee meet-and-greet for new neighbors. Goswami is also currently serving on the Township’s Board of Health.

She and her husband, Pratip, live in Mendham’s Brookrace neighborhood and have a daughter who is a rising freshman at West Morris Mendham High School.

Melissa grew up on a farm in rural Texas and is proud to call Mendham Township her new home. A graduate of Texas A&M University, she began her career at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library. That opportunity launched a career of public service in museums and libraries that included stints at the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress.

She holds a Master’s degree in library science and serves on the Township’s Historic Preservation Committee. She is using the skills she learned in graduate school in an ambitious effort to digitize the town’s records. Melissa lives with her husband, Peter, and their son and daughter. Their daughter is in the Tiny Tigers program, and their son will start kindergarten at Mendham Township Elementary School this fall.

Melissa and Trishna are running to bring new leadership to the Township Committee. They are committed to transparency; building a strong community and balancing new development with maintaining the community’s charm, character and open spaces.

Follow them on Facebook and watch this space for more information about how you can get involved in supporting them as campaign season kicks off in September.

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