Our Mission

Harding Township Civic Association Mission

The Harding Township Civic Association (the “HTCA”) is an independent, nonpartisan citizens’ group whose mission is to create an informed and engaged citizenry and to foster patriotism.

The HTCA is led by a Board of Trustees comprised of between three (3) and twenty -five (25) citizen volunteers. Upon payment of dues, membership in the HTCA is open to adult residents or persons who own property in Harding Township and any non-partisan, non-political and impartial partnership, association, organization or corporation located in Harding Township.

Every year the HTCA sponsors The Harding Township Memorial Day Parade where we honor all veterans, but particularly Harding veterans.  Each year the HTCA also honors a distinguished citizen of our community and sponsors the annual student essay contest.

Township Reporting

In order to keep Harding residents informed of the activities of its local government, our trustees attend and report on the following municipal meetings:

  • Board of Adjustment
  • Board of Education
  • Environmental Commission
  • Harding Open Space Trust
  • Historic Preservation
  • Planning Board
  • Shade Tree Committee
  • Township Committee

Unaffiliated with the township government, our trustees provide objective reporting for the benefit of Harding residents. These reports are published in our monthly newsletter, Thumbnail Accounts of Civic Affairs, which is mailed to all Township residences and posted on this website.

Supporting the Community

The HTCA organizes community events including the Harding Memorial Day Parade, the annual “Meet the Mayor,” and “Meet the Candidates.”  The “Meet the Mayor” event allows Harding residents to participate in a “Q&A” session with Harding’s Mayor, the chairman of the Township Committee, and the other members of the Township Committee.  The “Meet the Candidates” event allows Harding residents to meet and ask questions of candidates running for Township Committee.

HTCA Meetings

The HTCA typically meets in the Kemmerer Library on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are open to the public.

The Harding Township Civic Association is a registered 501(c)(3).  All contributions are tax deductible.