The Township of Livingston is the first municipality that has expressed a commitment to establish a PACE program in New Jersey. They are currently (April 2014) in discussions with the Division of Local Government Services to approve their participation in New Jersey PACE. Livingston was named in honor of William Livingston, the first governor of New Jersey and a framer of the United States Constitution. Livingston served as governor for 13 terms before he died in 1790. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 29,366, reflecting an increase of 1,975 (+7.2%) from the 27,391 counted in the 2000 Census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.081 square miles (36.472 km2), of which, 13.768 square miles (35.660 km2) of it is land and 0.313 square miles (0.812 km2) of it (2.23%) is water. Livingston operates under the Faulkner Act (Council-Manager) form of municipal government. Livingston's Township Council consists of five members, elected to four-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats coming up for election every other year. A Mayor and Deputy Mayor are selected by the Council from among its members at a reorganization meeting held after each election.