Via the Holmdel Township website:
Holmdel operates under the Township form of municipal government. The Township Committee, which is the Governing Body, consists of 5 members elected at large for 3 year overlapping terms. The Township Committee at its annual reorganization meeting selects one of its own to serve as Mayor.
The Township Committee exercises control over the conduct of municipal business by means of legislation through ordinances or resolutions, approval and adoption of the annual budget and the formulation of policy to be carried out by the staff.