New Jersey Department of Environmental Project (NJ DEP) released its December Update, including information on the Citizen Advisory Group (CAG). The CAG will work specifically for the New Meadowlands Project, communicating local priorities and preferences with project managers.

Residents are encouraged to apply by contacting their local Mayor’s office and expressing an interest.

Moonachie: Dennis Vaccaro
(201) 641-1813

Little Ferry: Mauro D. Raguseo
(201) 641-9234

S. Hackensack: Walter Eckel Jr.
(201) 440-1815

Teterboro: Nicholas Saros
(201) 288-1200

Carlstadt: Will Roseman
(201) 531-7199

Alternatively, you can also contact Kerry Pflugh from NJDEP’s Office of Constituent Relations by email or phone: or 609-633-7242.

“In June 2015, the ESC formed an Outreach Subcommittee consisting of State and local officials tasked with developing a Citizen Outreach Plan (COP) and identifying citizens to serve on a Citizen Advisory Group (CAG). The COP will outline how the general public, municipal officials, community organizations and the academic community will engage and collaborate with the NJDEP in the RBDM planning, design and implementation processes. The CAG will consist of interested members of the public from the five (5) municipalities and will also include vulnerable and underserved populations, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons with limited English proficiency. Participants in the CAG will take part in meetings to help identify the unmet needs of the community. The ESC anticipates that the COP will be finalized in January 2015.”

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