League Legislative Committee

Every bill pending before the Legislature that might affect localities is evaluated by the League’s Legislative Committee. We thank these volunteers for their contributions to the League, their fellow municipal officials, and the citizens they serve.

Co-Chairs

Co-Chairs: William J. Kearns, Jr. Esq., League General Counsel
Colleen Y. Mahr, Mayor, Fanwood Borough, NJLM Past President

NJLM Staff: 

Michael F. Cerra, Executive Director
Lori Buckelew, Deputy Executive Director & Director of Government Affairs
Frank Marshall, Esq., Associate General Counsel
Paul Penna, Senior Legislative Analyst
Andrew LaFevre, Legislative Analyst
Chanelle Kouyate, Legislative Administrator

General Committee

Chairperson: Robert Conley, Mayor, Madison Borough
Deputy Chairperson: Trishka Waterbury Cecil, League Deputy Counsel

  • James Anzaldi, NJLM Past President 
  • Christopher Awe, Councilman, East Orange
  • J. Christian Bollwage, Mayor, Elizabeth City; NJLM Past President
  • Jamila Odom Bremmer, Mayor, Chesilhurst Borough
  • Shelley Brindle, Mayor, Westfield Town; NJLM 3rd Vice President
  • Mary Jane Canose, Bernardsville
  • Tim Cunningham, Administrator, Camden City
  • Jimmy Davis, Mayor, Bayonne City
  • Erika DeKranes, Councilmember, Allentown
  • Tency A. Eason, Council President, Orange City
  • Sean Elwell, Mayor, Elsinboro Township; NJLM 2nd Vice President
  • Reed Gusciora, Mayor, Trenton 
  • Barbara George Johnson, Vice President, External Affairs & Urban Policy, Kean University
  • Devra Keenan, Committee Member, Montgomery
  • Albert Kelly, Mayor, Bridgeton City; NJLM Past President 
  • Phyllis A. Magazzu, Mayor, Berlin Township
  • Tenisha Malcolm, Executive Director, NJ Urban Mayors Association
  • Timothy C. McDonough, Mayor, Hope Township; NJLM Past President
  • Robert McQueen, Director of Information Technology, Franklin Township (Somerset)
  • Paul Medany, Mayor, Deptford Township
  • Menashe Miller, Deputy Mayor, Lakewood Township
  • Shoshanna Page, Senior Policy Advisor & Communications, Newark City
  • John Pallone, Mayor, Long Branch City; Member, NJLM Executive Board 
  • Matthew S. Rogers, Esq., Municipal Attorney, Ridgewood Village
  • Andre Sayegh, Mayor, Paterson City
  • Maureen Tansey-Hughes, Management Specialist, Elizabeth City
  • Robert Uhrik, Mayor, Rocky Hill
  • Tony Vauss, Mayor, Irvington Township
  • Suzanne M. Walters, NJLM Past President
  • Dwayne D. Warren, Esq., Mayor, Orange City

Representatives of:

  • Jersey Access Group 
  • Municipal Court Administrators Association of New Jersey
  • Municipal Welfare Directors Association of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Assoc. of County & City Health Officials

Land Use, Environment & Community Development Committee

Chairperson: Deborah Buzby-Cope, Mayor, Bass River Township; NJLM Executive Board Member
Deputy Chairperson: Brian C. Wahler, Mayor, Piscataway; NJLM Past President

  • Ed Buzak, Buzak Law Group, League Assistant Counsel
  • Robert Campbell, Mayor, Downe Township
  • Peter Cantu, Mayor, Plainsboro Township; NJLM Past President
  • Sheena Collum, Mayor, South Orange Village Township; NJLM Executive Board Member
  • Jennifer Credidio, Esq., McManimon Scotland 
  • Jon Drill, Board of Adjustment Attorney, Raritan Twp./Clinton Twp./Greenwich Twp. 
  • Michael Drulis, Assistant Business Administrator, New Brunswick City
  • Caroline Ehrlich, Director, Woodbridge Redevelopment Agency 
  • Albert Ellis, Planning Board, Watchung Borough
  • Joseph Franco Jr., Deputy Mayor, Wildwood Crest Borough
  • Clifford Gibbons, Esq., NJLM Associate Counsel
  • Nicole Gillespie, Mayor Moorestown
  • Edwin Hale, Councilman, Spring Lake
  • Lavonne Johnson, Planning Board Member, Willingboro Township
  • John Kashwick, Council Member, Clinton Town
  • Hector Lora, Mayor, Passaic City
  • James Maley, Mayor, Collingswood Borough
  • Alex McDonald, Administrator, Milburn
  • Anthony Mercantante, Administrator, Director of Public Safety, Middletown Township
  • Keiona Miller, Office of Local Government Assistance, NJ Department of Environmental Protection
  • Frank Minor, Mayor, Logan Township
  • Janice S. Mironov, Mayor, East Windsor Township; NJLM Past President 
  • Carol Sabo, Mayor, West Cape May
  • Mia Sacks, Council Member, Princeton
  • Rosemary Tuohy, Mayor, Allamuchy; NJLM Executive Board Member
  • Ekamon Venin, Council Member, Pompton Lakes
  • Dr. Joseph Youngblood II, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Kean University

Representatives of:

  • Community Recreation Society of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Planning Officials
  • New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers


Intra Municipal Affairs Committee

Chairperson: Paul Muir, Mayor, Bethlehem Township
Deputy Chairperson: Paul Tomasko, Mayor, Alpine Borough; Member, NJLM 1st Vice President

  • Ravinder Bhalla, Mayor, Hoboken City
  • Brian Chabarek, Municipal Attorney
  • Jean Cipriani, Municipal Attorney
  • Barry Conway, Mayor, Burlington City
  • William Curtis, Mayor, Bay Head Borough; Member, NJLM Executive Board
  • Kimberly Duva, Assistant Township Administrator, Bloomfield
  • Quantavia Hilbert, Councilmember, Orange
  • Josephine (Jo) Hochman, Councilmember, South Brunswick Township
  • Chris Jacksic, Mayor, Hardwick Township
  • Shawn Klein, Council Member, Livingston
  • Erin Knoedler, Administrator, Cherry Hill
  • Phil Kramer, Mayor, Franklin Township (Somerset)
  • Veronica Laureigh, Administrator, Lacey Township
  • Marc Pfeiffer, Former DLGS Deputy Director
  • William Pikolycky, Mayor, Woodbine Borough; NJLM Past President
  • Guy Piserchia, Mayor, Long Hill Township; Member NJLM Executive Board
  • Linda Schwager, Municipal Prosecutor, Moonachie
  • Matthew Watkins, NJLM Labor Consultant
  • Kim-Marie White, Administrator/Clerk, Eastampton Township
  • Michael Wildes, Mayor, Englewood City
  • Andrew Zaborney, Councilmember, Spotswood

Representatives of:

  • American Public Works Association
  • Building Officials Association of New Jersey
  • Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey
  • Municipal Electrical Inspectors Association of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Fire Prevention and Protection Association
  • New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys
  • New Jersey Municipal Management Association
  • New Jersey State Municipal Prosecutors Association
  • New Jersey State Plumbing Inspectors Association
  • Registrars Association of New Jersey

Tax & Finance

Chairperson: Jon Rheinhardt, GFOA Past President; Chief Financial Officer, Bergen County
Deputy Chairperson: Anthony Fanucci, Mayor, Vineland City; Member, NJLM Executive Board

  • Giovanni D. Ahmad, Manager, Weehawken Township
  • Mark S. Anderson, Esq., League Associate Counsel
  • Jillian Barrick, Business Administrator, Morristown Town
  • Dave Brown, Administrator, Ocean Township (Monmouth)
  • Michael Capabianco, Administrator, Jamesburg
  • James Cassella, NJLM Past President
  • Matthew Cavallo, Administrator, Wyckoff Township
  • Jason Cilento, Mayor, Dunellen
  • John Coiro, Mayor, Totowa Borough
  • Charles Cuccia, Administrator, Little Falls Township
  • Charles Daniel, Mayor, Califon
  • David M. DelVecchio, NJLM Past President
  • Gregory Fehrenbach, Government Management Advisors LLC
  • Jason Gabloff, Administrator, Mendham Township
  • Mark Gyorf, Mayor, Morris Township
  • Susan Jacobucci, Administrator, Paulsboro Borough
  • Sam Joshi, Mayor, Edison
  • Janice Kovach, Mayor, Clinton Town, Past President, NJLM
  • Colleen Lapp, Chief Financial Officer, Middletown Township
  • Michele Lee, Mayor, High Bridge
  • Mark LoGrippo, Councilmember, Westfield Town
  • Stephen LoIacono, Administrator, North Arlington Borough
  • Adrian Mapp, Mayor, Plainfield City
  • Jason Martucci, Division of Local Government Services
  • Nicholas Platt, Committeeperson, Harding Township
  • Jennifer Polidori, Councilmember, Pompton Lakes
  • Mark Shrieks, Manager, Lodi
  • Michael Stanzilis, Mayor, Mt. Arlington
  • Joseph Tempesta Jr., Mayor, West Caldwell Township; NJLM Past President
  • Brian Thomas, Councilmember, Neptune City
  • Joseph A. Valenti, Procurement Specialist
  • Jaclyn Veasy, Mayor, Evesham Township
  • Millard Wilkinson, NJLM Past President

Representatives of:

  • Association of Municipal Assessors of New Jersey
  • Government Finance Officers Association of New Jersey
  • Governmental Purchasing Association of New Jersey
  • Tax Collectors and Treasurers Association of New Jersey