3Per New Jersey Statutes Annotated 40:56A-1 and Township Code §5.32, the Pequannock Township Council established the Environmental Commission to promote conservation and environmental protection by advising the Council and other Township agencies. See below for the Commission’s mission statement, membership, and meeting schedule. Other links on this page enable the public to contact the Commission or find useful information.
The Environmental Commission represents the public and its long-term interests as local environmental advocates. We work towards these goals by:
Advising the town council and the planning and zoning boards about a wide range of environmental issues that affect the town
Advocating for open-space preservation
Keeping residents informed of environmental issues
Promoting environmental education; and working with neighboring commissions and other organizations to meet these goals
The Environmental Commission consists of 7 regular, voting members; 2 alternate (voting only to reach a quorum) members; and 2 additional, non-voting “liaison” members, each with term expiration dates as shown below. Members are appointed by the Mayor. Any resident interested in serving on the Commission is encouraged to attend monthly meetings and to submit a completed Volunteer Application/Citizen Leadership Form to the Township Clerk.
Regular Members (3-year terms)
Andrea, Spencer 12/31/2025
Andrea, Tom 12/31/2024 Secretary
Bell, Herb 12/31/2025
Laub, Lorelle 12/31/2026
Newman, Tom 12/31/2026 Chair
Raczko, Bob. 12/31/2026
Randolph, Karen 12/31/2024
Alternate Members (2-year terms, staggered)
Werner, William 12/31/2024 Alternate #1
McKeown, Gene 12/31/2025 Alternate #2
Liaison (Non-Voting) Members (1-year terms)
Russell, Kyle 12/31/2024 Town Council
Golbek, Jacob 12/31/2023 Youth
The Environmental Commission holds meetings monthly or as necessary to fulfill its mission. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend, but we suggest that interested parties contact the Commission beforehand so that sufficient time can be allotted.