December 8, 2020
Story by: Robbinsville Township
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–On Tuesday, Robbinsville Township Councilman Dan Schuberth announced via Facebook that he will be resigning his seat and relocate to Washington, D.C. to accept a new position with as the Chief Business Development Officer for the National Association of Wholesaler Distributors.
Mr. Schuberth was elected to his first term on Council in November, 2015, served as President in 2017 and was re-elected to his second, four-year term on November 5, 2019. His current term was due to expire on December 31, 2023. The four remaining members of Council will vote to fill the unexpired term. The candidate must be a resident of Robbinsville and be a registered voter here for at least one year. In the event of a 2-2 tie, Mayor Dave Fried would break the deadlock.
Mr. Schuberth served as Chairman of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) from 2012 to 2015 and is currently the Council representative on EDAC. He also served as Mayor Fried’s representative on the Township Planning Board in 2015 and as the Council representative in 2016.
An advocate for those who suffer from from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and mental illness, Mr. Schuberth volunteers as a Director on the Board of the Mercer County Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Mercer).
Mr. Schuberth has lived in the Town Center section of Robbinsville with his wife, Dr. Natalie Schuberth, since 2010. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College (B.A.) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.S.). He returned to UPenn in the Fall of 2016 to attain a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (M.P.A.) while working full time as Regional Operations Manager for McMaster-Carr, a Robbinsville-based industrial supply company.
“Leaving Robbinsville is one of the most difficult decisions I’ve made in my life,” he said. “When we moved here 10 years ago, Natalie and I decided to go “all in”. We got to know our neighbors, became part of a faith community with Lifetree Community Church, and volunteered our time in the service of others. We’ve met amazing people, supported important causes, and tried to spread joy in a community that welcomed us in with open arms. We are so grateful to everyone that made Robbinsville a place we proudly called our home. Serving on the Township Council for the past five years has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. Mayor Fried and my colleagues on the Township Council are world class public servants and I will miss working with them a great deal. The residents of our community are some of the most caring, engaged, and compassionate people on the planet, and I want to thank each and every person I’ve had the opportunity to work with on issues large and small. You will always have a friend in Washington.”