Steering Committee

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In 2015, the Somerset County Green Leadership Hub's Steering Committee was established. The members of the Hub are knowledgeable and experienced in the various sectors of the Sustainable Jersey Program. The Steering Committee is charged with advising the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders about municipal involvement in Sustainable Jersey, providing information about programs, resources, and partnership opportunities to our communities, and promoting a public understanding about the importance of local and regional resiliency and sustainability.

The Steering Committee meets quarterly, or as needed based on current programs and initiatives. The Steering Committee is comprised of 11 members, with 2 members serving as Core Members, 6 members serving as Subject Matter Experts, and 3 members representing Local Government and Green Teams. The Steering Committee is staffed by the Somerset County Planning Division.

 Steering Committee Members

Core Members

Marian Fenwick - Environment and Utility Section, Somerset County Planning Board
Vacant - Environment and Utility Section, Somerset County Planning Board

Subject Matter Experts

Michael Catania, Executive Director - Duke Farms
Jeanne Perantoni, AIA/LEEP AP, Vice-Chair - Somerset County Energy Council
Michael Kerwin, President - Somerset County Business Partnership
Dr. Paul Masaba, Health Officer - Somerset County Health Department
Matthew Loper, PE, County Engineer - Somerset County Engineering Division
Melissa Harvey, Recycling Coordinator - Somerset County Planning Division

Local Government Representatives

Sally Rubin, Primary Contact - Bedminster Green Team
Kevin Sluka, Primary Contact - Somerville Green Team
Lauren Wasilauski, Primary Contact - Montgomery Green Team

Freeholder Liaison

Freeholder Director Patricia Walsh

Advisory Members/Staff

Tara Kenyon, AICP/PP, Principal Planner - Somerset County Planning Division 
Walter Lane, AICP/PP, Director - Somerset County Planning Division
Lauren Skowronski, Director of Community Engagement - Sustainable Jersey