About Us

The Flemington Community Partnership is a Business Improvement District with the mission of fostering a thriving business community in the Borough of Flemington. We are charged with marketing the economic assets of the borough and creating partnerships to lead to the recruitment, growth, and retention of businesses and improved opportunities and quality of life for residents.

Board And Governance

David Johnston, CFP
Amwell Ridge Wealth Mgmt
Vice President
Ally Norton,
Residential Property Owner
The Corner & La Petite Ruelle 
ETS, Brands and & Director
George Vallone,
Commercial Property Owner
Hoboken Brownstones – Liberty Village 
Matt McPherson
Commercial Property Owner
Matt’s Red Rooster 

Jack Cust
Commercial Property Owner 
Courthouse Square Plaza 
David D. Hay
Commercial Property Owner
Cortes & Hay Title Agency, Inc.
Bob King
Commercial Property Owner
Lone Eagle Brewery
Karen Shankoff
Attachments and Sage
Greg Townsend
Residential Property Owner
Stevens Institute of Technology
Gabriella Truppi
Tony E. Parker
Borough Councilman,
Residential Property Owner 
Executive Director
Robin Lapidus

Contact a board member at: board@flemingtoncp.org

Flemington Community Partnership 2022 Meeting Schedule

*Meetings are held at Lone Eagle Upstairs unless otherwise noted. Beginning promptly at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Board Retreat – Deliberative Session — February 21st
Monday, April 17th
Monday, June 5th
Monday, August 21st
Monday, September 19th
Monday, October 17th,
Monday, December 18th
The FCP’s Board of Directors is elected by commercial property owners and business owners (stakeholders). Here is a rundown on serving on our board and our annual board election process, in accordance with our bylaws.

Who Can Be a Board Member

Board Members may be commercial property owners located within the district, business owners who are tenants of the district, a member of the governing body of the Borough of Flemington. and residents of the Borough of Flemington (not to exceed 30% of the Board).

Who Elects Board Members

Board Members shall be elected by the majority vote of the commercial property and/or business owners, known collectively as “Stakeholders”. A commercial property owner or business owner shall be entitled to one (1) vote regardless of the number of properties or businesses owned in the district.

Term Length

Board members are elected to three-year terms, with no limit on the terms a Trustee may serve. 

Board Member Nominating and Election Process

Here’s what to expect each year. 

  1. The FCP sends Stakeholders a letter seeking nominations by September 30th.
  2. The deadline for nominations is on October 15t
  3. Nominations are presented to and made by the Board at the FCP October Board meeting.  The board determines eligibilty and seeks to achieve a mix of experiences, skills, business types and area representation. The board may suggest that a candidate join a committee for a year to become better acquainted with the mission and goals of the organization. 
  4. The FCP mails ballots with a final slate of candidates by November 1st.
  5. Ballots must be returned to the Office of the Borough Clerk by no later than November 20th. They are counted by December 1st, and we announce the results soon thereafter.

Election of Board Officers

The Board of Trustees will elect its officers at its Annual Meeting in January.

The Board Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary are elected for one-year terms.

General Expectations

  1. Support FCP’s mission, values, goals, policies, and programs while knowing its strengths and needs.
  2. Suggest possible nominees to the Board and Advisory Board who are men and women of achievement and who can make significant contributions to the work of the Board and the progress of FCP.
  3. Serve actively on committees of the Board as requested by the Chair and Executive Director.
  4. Vote, in some cases on short notice, by email as necessary in between monthly Board meetings.
  5. Attend activities and events sponsored by FCP whenever possible.


  1. Prepare for and participate in the Board’s monthly meetings and scheduled committee meetings.
  2. Ask timely and substantive questions at Board and committee meetings consistent with personal conscience, convictions, and ethics, while supporting the majority decision on issues decided by the Board.
  3. Maintain confidentiality of the Board’s executive sessions, and speak for the Board or FCP only when authorized to do so.
  4. Suggest agenda items for Board and committee meetings to ensure that significant policy-related matters are addressed.

Avoiding Conflicts

  1. Serve FCP as a whole rather than any special interest group or constituency.
  2. Avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest that might compromise FCP, and disclose any possible conflicts to the board in a timely fashion.
  3. Never accept or offer any favors or gifts from or to anyone who does business with FCP.

Fiduciary Responsibility

  1. Exercise prudence and sound fiscal practices with the Board in the control of and transfer of FCP funds.
  2. Faithfully read and understand FCP’s financial statements and otherwise help the Board fulfill its fiduciary responsibility. 
  3. Assist FCP with the development and implementation of fund development strategies.

Presentations & Budgets