Shing-Fu Hsueh is the current Mayor (3rd term) of the Township of West Windsor (est. 1797). Prior to being elected Mayor he was a member of the Township Council from July 1993 until July 2001, serving four terms as Council President.
Mayor Hsueh graduated from National Taiwan University with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, and came to the United States in 1969, earning a M.S., M.Ph., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical/Environmental Engineering Program from Rutgers University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, a Registered Professional Planner, and a Certified Public Manager.
His specialty is in Environmental Engineering. In 1974, when he was completing his Ph.D. dissertation, an opportunity came for him to work in the New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection. He was appointed a project leader in 1976 in the area of State Wastewater Management Planning. In 1981, he became the Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Water Quality Standards and Analysis. He was appointed as Program Director to initiate the state Brownfields Redevelopment Program in the Office of State Planning (now Office of Smart Growth) in 1996. In 1997, he was appointed the Administrator for the Water Supply Administration in the Department of Environmental Protection. During New Jersey’s longest drought period (from 1998 to 2002) he was the key person for managing the State's water resources. He credits that experience with allowing him to learn a great deal about handling crises and emergencies.
Mayor Hsueh has been a resident of West Windsor since 1985. As soon as he became a resident, he registered with the township government to be a volunteer. He wanted to better understand how the township worked and to do something to contribute to it. He is active in numerous community, social and civic groups. He serves on the Board of Directors of Robert Wood Johnson Health Care Corporation at Hamilton, the NJ State Planning Commission, the State Water Supply Authority, the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on Immigration Policy, and the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Legislative Committee – Finance and Taxation,.
Mayor Hsueh has been recognized and honored by the Leadership New Jersey Graduate Organization (Aletha R. Wright Volunteer Leadership Award); American Water Resources Association (Peter Homack Water Resources Management Award); Organization of Chinese Americans (Outstanding & Distinguished Service Award); the Greater Mercer County Transportation Management Association (Transportation Leadership Award 2003); the State Government of New Jersey (Teamwork/ Partnership Achievement Award); and the Thomas Jefferson Citizen of the Year from the India American Civic forum in 2007 for his contributions in the areas of environmental management and public service.
Mayor Hsueh’s professional affiliations include being a former Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University from 1978 to 2003. He participates in and chairs numerous League of Municipalities workshops and sessions; is a former member of the Board of Managers of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University; a former member of the State Health Facilities Financing Authority; the former Chair of the Millstone Watershed Management Area Committee and former Trustee of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association.
Mayor Hsueh is married to Sue Hsueh and is father to son Stephen, daughter Susan, and grandfather of Grant and Audrey.