Elected Officials


The 2024 Morris Township Committee 



Donna Guariglia

Donna was first appointed, and later elected, to the Morris Township Committee in 2022 and is currently serving the Township as Mayor. Donna has been involved with the League of Women Voters as President and Chairperson of several committees throughout her time with the League. She is a state trained LWVNJ moderator. In keeping with the mission of the League of Women Voters, which is to empower voters and defend democracy, fair elections and voting access for all have always been concerns for Donna.

Like the League, she envisions a democracy where everyone has the right, the knowledge, the confidence, and the opportunity to participate. This is a cornerstone of our election process and
every voice needs to be heard. An open and transparent government is essential in providing the residents of every community with factual information about issues to help them make their own decisions and engage in our electoral process. Presenting all the facts and giving guidance helps prepare residents so they can participate in the decisions they entrust to their local leaders.

Donna has also always been a lifetime volunteer and advocate for advancing the growth and development of children especially through sports to maintain good health and learn to be mentally and physically adaptable to the skills needed to navigate life’s challenges. Teaching young people the importance of commitment, teamwork, and dedication to ensure success in all aspects of life is invaluable. At USA Hockey, on the Executive Committee she provides
strategic guidance to the organization, executive support and program management, as well as
oversees the preparation of the budget and USA Hockey, Inc. financials. As Treasurer she helped execute strategic financial decisions especially through the pandemic for the 4 th largest National Governing Body under the US Olympic/Paralympic Committee.

She is also the Vice President of the USA Hockey Foundation, the fundraising arm of the
organization as well as the Chairperson of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee, preparing and organizing this work stream and guiding committee decision making.

Donna graduated from the University of Hartford with a degree in Economics. She and her husband Dave have been 38 year residents of Morris Township raising four children and now
have six grandchildren.



Jeff Grayzel

Jeff Grayzel was born and raised in New Jersey and has been a resident of Morris Township for 25+ years, living in the Washington Valley section of town. In 2007, Jeff won a Special Election to be the first democrat elected to the Morris Township Committee since the Watergate era. In 2019 he became the first Democratic mayor in Morris Township history. In 2023 Jeff began his fourth term on the Township Committee.

Jeff applies his engineering and analytical background to develop practical solutions and deliver results. He is an ardent believer in transparency and inclusion, fostering dialogue with people across the ideological spectrum by listening to their beliefs and concerns and working to deliver the best possible outcome for the entire community.

His community leadership experience includes:
Baseball Coach for T-ball and Morristown National little league for 9 years
Soccer Coach for Morris United Soccer for 7 years
Board Of Trustees, Museum Of Makers + Innovators (MOMI)
Advisory Council, Great Swamp Watershed Association
Board of Directors, Morristown Jewish Center

Jeff earned a BS degree from Cornell Univeristy in Operations Research Engineering, a BA degree from Cornell University in Economics, and a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University.



Mark Gyorfy

A Morris Township native, Mark was first elected to the Morris Township Committee in 2018.  Mark was elected by the Township Committee to serve as the youngest mayor in the Township's 280+ year history in 2022 and 2023. He also serves the community as a volunteer firefighter at Hillside Hose Company No. 1 on Western Ave., where he has been an active member for 15 years.

Mark is a former advisor to U.S. Representative Albio Sires (NJ-08), where he counseled the Congressman on financial services, homeland security, and veterans’ issues, among others, in his legislative office on Capitol Hill. Sires has said of Mark: “Mark worked tirelessly on legislation to help veterans, small businesses, and the homeless in the 8th District. He always put the needs of New Jerseyans first, and I know he will be a passionate public servant for his hometown.”

Currently, Mark works in Newark in the financial services industry as a communications manager. Previously, Mark held a similar role at an international financial firm based in Jersey City. He received his bachelor’s degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland College Park and minored in Global Terrorism Studies.

Mark’s 2024 Committee assignments include serving as a member of the Standing Committees on Communications, Finance, Parks & Recreation, Personnel, Public Works and Sewer. Mark also serves as the Township Committee’s liaison to the Office of Emergency Management.

Mark lives in the Burnham Park neighborhood with his wife Kelly. You can find him walking the trails in Jones Woods, working on endless home improvement projects, or at the firehouse. 



Bud Ravitz

Bud is now semi-retired after a long, successful tenure at AT&T. Over his career, he has had primary responsibility is managing multi-year, multi-million-dollar projects with a high impact on cost cutting via automation and/or streamlined business processes. Among his many achievements: Bud designed and spearheaded a reorganization of the vendor management information structure for AT&T’s worldwide suppliers into the AT&T Global Purchasing System. Bud has also worked in sales and was instrumental in the creation of outside vendor management organization for AT&T Data Services.

He has a background in sales and market research.His volunteer work includes serving on the Morris Township Economic Development Advisory Council, and he is a District Representative for the Morris Township Democratic Committee. He is also a former Vice President of the Jewish Community Center of Belle Mead. 

Bud was re-elected in 2023 and is now serving in his second term. On the Township Committee, Bud has served on the Parks & Rec, Police, Fire, Engineering, Environmental, and Infrastructure Standing Committees.  

Bud holds a BA in Management Systems Analysis from California State University, Fullerton, and two master’s degrees: an MA in Educational Leadership from The College of New Jersey and a MS in Systems Analysis and Design from Kean University


Siva Jonnada

Siva Jonnada was elected Secretary of the Morris Township Democratic Committee (MTDC) in 2021.  He has been serving as District 14 representative since 2016.

Siva also serves on the Morris Township Environmental Commission and is the liaison from Morris Township to the Whippany River Watershed Action Committee (WRWAC), of which he is now the Chair.  He has been in both positions since 2019. Siva is also a member of the Burnham Park Association.

For over 30 years, Siva was a Data Analyst for the New York Power Authority, the largest public electric utility in the country, where he monitored the performance of the company’s various power plants (hydro, fossil, nuclear). He left the company in 2018 to pursue other interests which includes helping improve his local community.

Siva grew up mostly in Morris Township where his family has lived since 1972.  He attended the public schools of the Morris School District and is an alumnus of Morristown High School.  He attended New York University where he received his Bachelors in Political Science.  Following that, he went to Pace University for his Masters in Computer Science.

Siva resides in the Township with his wife and two children. Among his many hobbies, Siva enjoys reading, writing, gardening, and travel.  He has also been a member of Toastmasters International for over 30 years where he has learned the art of public speaking for which he has won numerous awards as a speaker and as a district officer.

Among Siva’s many interests is a love of history.  One of the reasons why he enjoys residing in Morris Township is because history surrounds the area. As such, during Township Committee meetings, Siva is giving brief historical anecdotes about our area with special emphasis on the neighborhoods of Morris Township.