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“Local Unit Alignment Reorganization and Consolidation Commission” (LUARC)

Members

Jack Fisher, BA (Mantua) serves as the Commission Chairman and is currently Managing Director of Tri-State Strategies NJ, LLC a consulting company.  Fisher is also a former Gloucester County Administrator and previously served as the County's first Planning Director.

Robert F. Casey, BA, MPA (Succasunna) is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Municipal Management Association.  Casey holds a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Michigan.  He also works as a consultant to municipalities on a wide range of issues and has served as a former Borough Administrator/Manager for several NJ towns.

Gary Passanante, BA, MBA (Somerdale, Camden) is currently serving his third term as the Mayor of Somerdale. He has served as Vice President and President of the Camden County Mayors Association and is currently on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey League of Municipalities and the New Jersey Conference of Mayors. Mayor Passanante is an active member of various property tax reform committees.

Marvin Reed, BA, MA (Princeton Borough) is retired as Communications Director of the New Jersey. Education Association and from his own Princeton Media Associates public relations firm.  Reed also served for 13 years as the Mayor of Princeton Borough.  Over his career and since his retirement he has remained actively engaged serving with numerous local and statewide civic organizations, including the Board of Directors of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

Jane Kenny, BA, MA (Highland Park) is with the Whitman Strategy Group.
She is a former Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), former New Jersey Commissioner of Community Affairs and for her work as Commissioner of DCA received Governing Magazine's "Public Official of the Year" award in 2000. 

Steven M. Cozza, BS, MAS (Bound Brook) is currently the Director of Records Management and Archives for the County of Somerset and serves as that county's Project Manager for the State's PARIS Grant program. Cozza retired with the rank of Lieutenant from the Bound Brook Police Department where he served for 25 years and is an adjunct professor at the Farleigh Dickinson University School of Administrative Science.

Joseph V. Doria, Jr. BA, MA, PhD (Bayonne) Commissioner, Department of Community Affairs, is a former school teacher, former Mayor of Bayonne, represented Hudson County in the State Senate and served 12 consecutive terms in the New Jersey General Assembly, including 10 years as Minority Leader and two years as Assembly Speaker.

David Rousseau, BA, MBA (Hamilton) State Treasurer, State of NJ.  Prior to becoming State Treasurer, Rousseau served as Senior Advisor to the Governor for Budget and Fiscal Policy and Deputy State Treasurer. Rousseau has spent his career working at high levels on the State budget in the Legislative and Executive branches of New Jersey government.

Hannah Shostack PhD serves as the Commission's Executive Director. Shostack previously served as the Assistant State Treasurer, Senior Director of Capital Programs in the Governor's Office of Economic Growth and as Principal Research Analyst at the Office of Legislative Services. In addition to her State service, Shostack has served on the Highland Park Planning Board and Design Review Committee.

 

 

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