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 Immediate Past President

General Committee

Chairperson: Susan Howard, Mayor, Monmouth Beach Borough, NJLM 3rd Vice President
Deputy Chairperson: Keiona R. Miller, Councilmember, North Plainfield Borough
NJLM Staff: Jon R. Moran, Senior Legislative Analyst 

  • 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 
  • Marc Dashield, Administrator, Princeton
  • 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
  • Samantha Gordon, Chief Policy Advisory, Newark City
  • 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, System Analyst, Special Projects, Princeton
  • Paul Medany, Mayor, Deptford Township
  • Keiona R. Miller, Councilmember, North Plainfield Borough
  • 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
  • Gary J. Passanante, Mayor, Somerdale Borough; 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
  • Suzanne M. Walters, NJLM Past President 
  • Dwayne D. Warren, Esq., Mayor, Orange City
  • Trishka Waterbury Cecil, League Deputy Counsel

Representatives of:

  • Jersey Access Group 
  • 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
NJLM Staff: Frank G. Marshall, Esq., League Staff Attorney

  • 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
  • Daniel Flynn, Councilmember, Newton Town; Member NJLM Executive Board
  • 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
  • Al Smith, Mayor, Scotch Plains Township
  • Douglas Steinhardt, Esq., League Associate Counsel
  • 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: Wilda Diaz, Mayor, Perth Amboy City
Deputy Chairperson: Matthew Watkins, Administrator, Bloomfield Township
NJLM Staff: Ciara Bradley, Legislative Administrator

  • Ravinder Bhalla, Mayor, Hoboken City
  • Susan Bluth, Councilmember, Hightstown Borough
  • Edina Brown, Councilmember, Old Bridge Township
  • Stephanie Bush-Baskette, Esq., Ph.D., Business Administrator, Bridgeton City
  • Marge Caldwell-Wilson, Councilmember, Trenton City
  • Fred Carr, Administrator, Perth Amboy City
  • William Curtis, Mayor, Bay Head Borough; Member, NJLM Executive Board
  • John Hall, Mayor’s Chief of Staff, Hoboken City
  • Josephine (Jo) Hochman, Councilmember, South Brunswick Township
  • William Horton, League Public Works Advisor
  • Keith Kazmark, Administrator, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township
  • Erin Knoedler, City Clerk, Union City
  • Phil Kramer, Mayor, Franklin Township (Somerset)
  • Veronica Laureigh, Administrator, Lacey Township
  • Kevin Bernard McMillan, Committeeperson, Neptune Township
  • Paul Muir, Mayor, Bethlehem Township
  • Stephanie Murray, Administrator, West Long Branch
  • Marc Pfeiffer, Former DLGS Deputy Director
  • William Pikolycky, Mayor, Woodbine Borough; Member, NJLM Executive Board
  • Guy Piserchia, Deputy Mayor, Long Hill Township; Member NJLM Executive Board
  • Marlena Schmid, Business Administrator, West Windsor Township
  • Khalifah Shabazz, Corp. Counsel, Paterson City
  • 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 Court Administrators 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: Janice Kovach, Mayor, Clinton Town; NJLM 1st Vice President
Deputy Chairperson: Jon Rheinhardt, Administrator/CFO, Wharton Borough
NJLM Staff: Lori Buckelew, Senior Legislative Analyst

  • 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
  • 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
  • Anthony Fanucci, Mayor, Vineland City; Member, NJLM Executive Board
  • Gregory Fehrenbach, NJLM Interlocal Cooperation & Management Advisor
  • Jason Gabloff, Chief Financial Officer, Millburn Township
  • Richard Goldberg, Mayor, Hawthorne Borough
  • Susan Jacobucci, Administrator, Paulsboro Borough
  • Jeffrey Kasko, Commissioner, Haddonfield Borough
  • John Laezza, Business Administrator, Clark Township
  • Liz Lempert, Mayor, Princeton; Member, NJLM Executive Board
  • 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. Perry Sr., Committeeman, Hardwick Township; NJLM President
  • Nicholas Platt, Committeeperson, Harding Township
  • Joseph Tempesta Jr., Mayor, West Caldwell Township; NJLM Past President
  • 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