Highland Park is a borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough population was 13,982.
Highland Park was formed as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 15, 1905, when it broke away from the then Raritan Township (present-day Edison).
Highland Park is governed under the borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. The mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year.
The borough operates through Committees of the Council: Administration, Finance, Public Works, Public Safety, Community Affairs, Public Utilities, and Health, Welfare, and Recreation. The various departments, boards and commissions report to the Council through these committees.
The Mayor of Highland Park, New Jersey is Gary Minkoff. The Borough Council consists of Council President Gayle Brill Mittler and Council Representatives Jon Erickson, Padraic Millet, Elsie Foster-Dublin and Jeffrey Morris.