The five members are elected at-large to serve three-year staggered terms. There is an election of at least one member every year.
The Township Committee conducts a reorganization meeting annually in January. At this meeting the Township Committee elects one of the five members to serve as Mayor and one to serve as Deputy Mayor for a one-year term.
The Mayor presides at committee meetings and votes as a member of the committee, but has no other special powers under the Township form of government law. The mayor performs other duties as state law and the Township Committee prescribes.
Hazlet Township operates under the Township Committee form of government. The Township Committee is the legislative and executive body of the township. It has the responsibility for passing laws and setting policies that affect the Township.
The Township Committee appoints the Town Administrator. The Town Administrator is responsible for carrying out the Committee's decisions and overseeing day-to-day operations.