M, W, Th: 9-4:30
Tuesday: 9-7:30
Friday: 9-12:30


18 York Street
Lambertville, NJ  08530 


Mayor Photo Andrew Nowick

Term 12/31/2024

Mayor Andrew J. Nowick

Andrew Nowick was brought up in Western Massachusetts and lived a varied, meandering life until he met Paul Scoggins in 1998. They fell in love and settled in NYC, where Andrew finally earned his BA (summa cum laude) in English from Hunter College. They adopted two baby boys before moving to West Amwell in 2004. In 2007, they added a third baby boy to the family, and in 2011 moved to their present house on North Union Street in Lambertville. Like residents of any community, Andrew and Paul have sought to add as much value as they themselves were offered. Andrew has served on local boards and committees and chipped in whenever and wherever he could. The profound stability of his family life, coupled with a deep appreciation for the people of Lambertville inspired him to run a successful campaign for Mayor. When not mayoring, he likes to hang out with his family, go for long walks with his dog Archer, and fall asleep while reading.

Benedetta Lambert

Councilwoman Benedetta Lambert

Benedetta Lambert
Term: 12/31/2023

Benedetta has lived in Lambertville for over 35 years with her husband, Russ Lambert a 13th generation member of the Lambert family, and their son, Russell Jr.

Benedetta spent 40+ years as an IT professional, working primarily in the banking and healthcare sectors as a Project Manager and Business Systems Analyst. As a result of her experience, she possesses significant business acumen in a number of finance-related business areas, including: Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, Capital Project Management, Supply Chain and Financial/Systems Audit. Benedetta has also managed departmental IT Contracts and project budgets.  From this experience, she possesses the strong analytical and critical thinking skills needed to make the fact- and data-based recommendations for sound business solutions.

Benedetta has also maintained a strong community presence, serving as a former Board member at Fisherman’s Mark, a social services agency based in Lambertville. She has also held multiple Board and Officer positions with The Kalmia Club, a women’s organization noted for their community-based outreach and scholarships.  For the past 30+ years, Benedetta has also had considerable experience with various State and County agencies serving special needs individuals in Hunterdon and Mercer Counties.

Wardell Sanders, Esq.

Wardell Sanders, Esq.
Wardell Sanders
Term 12/31/22

Councilman Sanders has been elected four times to the Lambertville City Council. A resident since 1999, he has served on a number of City bodies and projects, including the Planning Board, the Environmental Commission, the Committee Against the (PennEast) Pipeline, the Cable Television Advisory Commission, and a Police Consolidation Work Group.

An attorney by training, he has worked on the city’s efforts to contain its insurance costs, obtain funding for flood mitigation projects and stop the PennEast Pipeline’s proposed route along the City’s eastern border. He has also worked with the Friends of the Library to ensure that the Film Series continues to enrich our community with the County’s only movie theater. Councilman Sanders community involvement includes work with the City’s youth as he has been a long-time coach, referee and volunteer in the Lambertville Basketball Association and

After working in Washington, DC for a human rights and foreign policy research organization, Ward served for 15 years in New Jersey State government positions as the head of two state agencies and as Deputy Attorney General. Since 2006, Ward has served as the President of the New Jersey Association of Health Plans, where he has received the Community Health Law Project’s 2015 “Ann Klein Advocate Award,” the 2016 New Jersey Mental Health and Addiction Agencies’ “Leadership in Health Care Award,” and the Hemophilia Association of New Jersey’s 2017 “Humanitarian Award.” In May of 2020, Governor Murphy appointed Ward to the Restart and Recovery Council’s health care committee.

Councilman Sanders is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Villanova Environmental Law Journal and was the student commencement speaker. He is also a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College.

Julia Taylor

Julia Taylor
Julia Taylor
Term 12/31/22

Julia Taylor was first appointed to fill an open City Council seat in November 2018 and was elected to a full term in November 2019. She has lived in Lambertville since 2006 and grew up just across the river in New Hope. 

Prior to serving on Council, Julia served on the Environmental Commission for nine years and was chairperson for two of those years. As part of the Environmental Commission, she was instrumental in organizing a citywide visioning process that resulted in conceptual plans for the park at the corner of Cherry and North Union Streets and in developing our Third Can Program. Julia was also a founding member of an environmental group called SEE Lambertville (standing for Society, Environment, Economy) that raised funds for and constructed the Lambertville Learning Garden at LPS, successfully encouraged area restaurants to offer more locally produced foods, and hosted several environmental education events.

A city planner by training, Julia is currently the Senior Director of Programs & Partnerships with the Trenton Health Team, where she fosters collaborative efforts at the intersection of community development and public health to ensure the long-term well-being and prosperity of Trenton's residents and neighborhoods. Prior to joining THT, for more than a decade Julia lead large-scale community development initiatives in Trenton as Managing Director of Community Planning & Development and Deputy Operations Officer at Isles, Inc. Julia earned a Master of City Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Princeton University.

Steven M. Stegman

Steven M. Stegman

Steven M. Stegman
Term: 12/31/2023

Steve Stegman has deep roots in Lambertville. An avid collector of pop culture items and classic toys, he opened his first store, Boomerbilia, in town in 1986. It later became the largest collectible emporium in the northeast, known as the 5 & Dime. During these years, Steve used his skills to enhance the economic vitality of the City while preserving its rich history and the quality of life. Formerly a city councilman for 17 years, Steve has been involved with a list of projects to enhance Lambertville life: the traffic calming project; a bike and pedestrian safety program; streetscape improvement project; decorative sidewalk trash & recycling receptacles and improved lighting; the creation of the City Square public space at the corner of Bridge and South Union Streets.; the adaptive reuse and preservation of many buildings including such Historic Landmarks as the A.H. Holcombe House, now City Hall;  the ACME Market, now known as the Phillip L. Pittore Justice Center:  and the Lilly Mansion, home of the Lambertville Free Public Library.  Steve joined the Lambertville Chamber of Commerce in 1990 and chaired the Chamber's Annual Shad Festival. Under his seventeen-year direction, the all-volunteer festival was awarded Best Event three times by the New Jersey Office of Travel & Tourism. During that period, the Shad Festival Poster Auction raised over $300,000 for art scholarships to local high school students. Steve lives on Studdiford Street with his partner of many years, Paul, and their Miniature Schnauzer Garbo, who knows more people in Lambertville than Steve and Paul combined.

Public Comment Policy

  • The Chair will ask how many members of the public wish to provide comment.
  • Members of the public shall provide comments from the designated podium unless they request flexibility because of mobility issues.
  • Members of the public shall state their name and address.
  • Uninterrupted remarks and/or questions from members of the public shall be limited to three minutes unless additional time is granted by a majority of the Council.
  • No person shall address any specific Councilmember nor any other person except by permission of the majority of the Council.
  • No person shall engage in personally offensive or abusive remarks. The Chair shall call to order anyone who violates this rule.
  • Members of the public who are present in person shall speak first. Members of the public who attend via Zoom will speak thereafter by raising their virtual hand and waiting to be called to speak by the Chair.
  • The Chair or Councilmembers may respond.

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Meeting Documents

Upcoming Meetings

15 Dec
Mayor & Council Meeting
Date 12.15.2022 7:00 pm