Mayor Mark Bryant

On April 20,1926, all who could, passed through the doors of the public school on Warwick Road to cast their ballot in the "Official Special Election" of the Borough of Lawnside. Just one month earlier, on March 23, 1926, New Jersey Governor Moore signed into law State Assembly Bill 561, dissolving Center Township, of which Lawnside was a part, and incorporating the Borough of Lawnside. With that First Election, Lawnside was propelled into the local and national spotlight and claimed a place in history, becoming the first independent self-governing African-American community north of the Mason-Dixon line.

Borough of Lawnside 2009