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 Mahr, Mayor, Fanwood Borough, NJLM Past President

NJLM Staff: 

Michael F. Cerra, Executive Director
Lori Buckelew, Assistant Executive Director & Director of Government Affairs
Frank Marshall, Associate General Counsel
Andrew LaFevre, Legislative Analyst
Paul Penna, Legislative Analyst
Ciara Bradley, Legislative Administrator

General Committee

Chairperson: Keiona R. Miller, Councilmember, North Plainfield Borough
Deputy Chairperson: Gary J. Passanante, Mayor, Somerdale Borough; Member, NJLM Executive Board

  • James Anzaldi, Mayor, Clifton City; NJLM Past President 
  • Paul Anzano, Mayor, Hopewell Borough
  • J. Christian Bollwage, Mayor, Elizabeth City; NJLM Past President
  • Jamila Bremmer, Mayor, Chesilhurst Borough
  • Brian Carlin, Mayor, Burlington Township
  • Robert Conley, Mayor, Madison Borough
  • Mildred Crump, Council President, Newark City 
  • Jimmy Davis, Mayor, Bayonne City
  • John DeRienzo, Municipal Liaison, Northwest Bergen County Utilities Authority
  • John G. Ducey, Mayor, Brick Township
  • Kevin Duffy, Mayor, Hardwick Township
  • Tency A. Eason, Councilmember, Orange City
  • Sean Elwell, Mayor, Elsinboro Township; Member, NJLM Executive Board
  • Reed Gusciora, Mayor, Trenton 
  • Sophie Heymann, Planning Board, Closter Borough
  • Barbara George Johnson, Executive Director, NJ Urban Mayors Association
  • Paul Kanitra, Mayor, Point Pleasant Beach Borough
  • Albert Kelly, Mayor, Bridgeton City; NJLM Past President 
  • Joseph Kostecki, Administrator/Municipal Clerk, South Toms River Borough
  • Phyllis A. Magazzu, Mayor, Berlin Township
  • Gloria McCauley, Committeeperson, Hillsborough Township
  • Timothy C. McDonough, Mayor, Hope Township; NJLM Past President
  • Robert McQueen, Director of Information Technology, Franklin Township
  • Paul Medany, Mayor, Deptford Township
  • Menashe Miller, Deputy Mayor, Lakewood Township
  • Greg Myhre, Mayor, Stafford Township
  • Shoshanna Page, Senior Policy Advisor & Communications, Newark City
  • John Pallone, Mayor, Long Branch City; Member, NJLM Executive Board 
  • Erin Patterson-Gill, Esq., Chief of Staff/Administrator, Cherry Hill Township
  • Matthew S. Rogers, Esq., Municipal Attorney, Ridgewood Village
  • Andre Sayegh, Mayor, Paterson City
  • Domenick Stampone, Mayor, Haledon Borough
  • Maureen Tansey-Hughes, Management Specialist, Elizabeth City
  • Anthony Vauss, Mayor, Irvington Township
  • Dwayne D. Warren, Esq., Mayor, Orange City
  • Trishka Waterbury Cecil, League Deputy Counsel

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
Deputy Chairperson: Jolanta Maziarz, Committeeperson, Warren Township

  • Gayle Brill Mittler, Mayor, Highland Park Borough; Member, NJLM Executive Board
  • Ed Buzak, Buzak Law Group, League Assistant Counsel
  • Robert Campbell, Mayor, Downe Township
  • Peter Cantu, Mayor, Plainsboro Township; NJLM Past President
  • Annisia Cialone, Director of Housing, Economic Development & Commerce, Jersey City
  • Sheena Collum, Village President, South Orange Village Township
  • 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
  • Clifford Gibbons, League Associate Counsel
  • Donald Guardian, Administrator, Toms River Township
  • Owen Henry, Mayor, Old Bridge Township
  • Lavonne Johnson, Planning Board Member, Willingboro Township
  • Rielly Karsh, Councilwoman, Clinton Town
  • Cathleen Lewis, Committeeperson, Lawrence Township (Mercer)
  • Hector Lora, Mayor, Passaic City
  • James Maley, Mayor, Collingswood Borough
  • Anthony Mercantante, Administrator, Director of Public Safety, Middletown Township
  • Frank Minor, Mayor, Logan Township
  • Janice S. Mironov, Mayor, East Windsor Township; NJLM Past President 
  • Robert Munoz, League Associate Counsel
  • Kerry Pflugh, Director, Local Government Liaison/Program Manager, NJDEP, Office of Local Government Assistance
  • Brian C. Wahler, Mayor, Piscataway Township; NJLM Past President 
  • Dr. Joseph Youngblood, II, Dean, John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy, Thomas Edison State College 

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

  • Ravinder Bhalla, Mayor, Hoboken City
  • Susan Bluth, Councilmember, Hightstown Borough
  • Edina Brown, Councilmember, Old Bridge Township
  • Stephanie Bush-Baskette, Esq., Ph.D.
  • Marge Caldwell-Wilson, Councilmember, Trenton City
  • Fred Carr, Administrator, Parsippany
  • William Curtis, Mayor, Bay Head Borough; Member, NJLM Executive Board
  • Stephanie Dollinger, Administrator, West Long Branch
  • John Hall, Mayor’s Chief of Staff, Hoboken City
  • Josephine (Jo) Hochman, Councilmember, South Brunswick Township
  • William Horton, League Public Works Advisor
  • Shawn Klein, Mayor, Livingston
  • Erin Knoedler, City Clerk, Union City
  • Phil Kramer, Mayor, Franklin Township (Somerset)
  • Veronica Laureigh, Administrator, Lacey Township
  • Marc Pfeiffer, Former DLGS Deputy Director
  • William Pikolycky, Mayor, Woodbine Borough; 3rd Vice President, NJLM Executive Board
  • Guy Piserchia, Mayor, Long Hill Township; Member NJLM Executive Board
  • Marlena Schmid, Business Administrator, West Windsor Township
  • Ziad Andrew Shehady, Administrator, Red Bank
  • Lawrence Spellman, Administrator, Voorhees Township
  • Allan Susen, Administrator/Clerk, Haledon Borough
  • Paul Tomasko, Mayor, Alpine Borough; Member, NJLM Executive Board
  • Jack Trotta, Mayor, Plumsted Township
  • Paul J. Vallone, M.D., Mayor, Far Hills Borough
  • Matt Weng, Councilmember, Pitman Borough
  • Michael Wildes, Mayor, Englewood City
  • Donna Williams, Council President, Orange City

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, Administrator/CFO, Wharton Borough
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, Executive Director, Linden-Roselle Sewerage Authority
  • Michael Capabianco, Administrator, Seaside Park
  • James Cassella, NJLM Past President
  • Joseph Catenaro, Administrator, Fairfield Township (Essex)
  • Christopher Chung, Mayor, Palisades Park Borough
  • John Coiro, Mayor, Totowa Borough
  • Charles Cuccia, Administrator, Little Falls Township
  • David M. DelVecchio, NJLM Past President
  • Julia Fahl, Mayor, Lambertville City
  • Gregory Fehrenbach, NJLM Interlocal Cooperation & Management Advisor
  • Jason Gabloff, Chief Financial Officer, Millburn Township
  • Richard Goldberg, Mayor, Hawthorne Borough
  • Michael Inganamort, Councilmember, Chester Township
  • Susan Jacobucci, Administrator, Paulsboro Borough
  • Jeffrey Kasko, Commissioner, Haddonfield Borough
  • Janice Kovach, Mayor, Clinton Town, President, NJLM
  • John Laezza, Business Administrator, Clark 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
  • Melissa Perilstein, Administrator of Policy & Strategic Initiatives, Edison Township
  • James J. Pittinger, Mayor, Lebanon Borough
  • Nicholas Platt, Committeeperson, Harding Township
  • Jennifer Polidori, Councilmember, Pompton Lakes
  • 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
  • Michael Venezia, Mayor, Bloomfield Township; Member, NJLM Executive Board
  • Millard Wilkinson, NJLM Past President
  • Saul Wolfe, League Tax Counsel

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