Councilman Craig Wallis was born at Fort Monmouth, NJ. Following his father’s retirement from the Army his family moved to Jackson Township. He then entered the United States Marine Corps in 1972 and served 4 years. After another 16 years of military service in the United States Air Force, he retired in 1995 with his final duty assignment serving as the First Sergeant for the 11th Security Police Squadron at Bolling AFB, Washington DC.  He moved to Manchester to the Ridgecreek Development, with his wife and daughter in 1996. He currently resides in the Whiting section of Manchester.

Councilman Wallis was first elected to Council in 2006, gaining re-election in 2010.  During the last seventeen years he has served as Council President & Vice President numerous times.  He has also been the Council Representative to the Emergency Management Committee, Veterans Committee, School Liaison, Legislative Committee and CCMC. He has served on numerous Township boards and commissions, including the Manchester Environmental Commission, Municipal Planning Board, and the mayor’s representative to The Save Navy Lakehurst Committee.  He has been involved in several youth activities from coaching recreational Soccer and Basketball teams to announcing at football games for the Manchester Pop Warner Football Association.

Councilman Wallis graduated from Park University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in management/human resources. He also has associate degrees in military science and electronics technology.

Since 1997 he has worked in the Federal Civil Service System as a Team Lead/Planner for various installations in support of modernizing Avionics Support Systems for the US Navy.

Councilman Wallis did not seek reelection in the 2022 general election. On February 2, 2023, Councilman Wallis was appointed by the Township Council to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of a Councilman. He ceremoniously took his Oath of Office at the February 13, 2023, Township Council meeting.

In November 2023 Councilman Wallis was reelected to his current council seat and was sworn in on January 2, 2024.