Planning Board

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The mission of the Somerset County Planning Board is to positively influence the process of growth and change in the County so that it provides the optimum living and working environment for our residents and employers, builds balanced communities, promotes regional awareness and cooperation, protects the natural environment and preserves our rich history, farmland and natural beauty.

2019  Somerset County Planning Board Members

Bernard V.  Navatto, Jr.,  Chair
Christopher Kelly, Vice-Chair
Marian Fenwick
Albert Ellis 
John Schneider 
John Lindner
Brian D. Levine, Freeholder Director
Brian Gallagher, Freeholder Liaison
Matthew D. Loper, County Engineer/Board Secretary
Dennis Quinlan, 1st Alternate
William Ziegler, 2nd Alternate
Adam Slutsky, County Engineer Alternate  

2019 Somerset County Planning Division Staff

Walter Lane, AICP/PP- Director of Planning
Anthony McCracken, AICP/PP- Assistant Director of Planning
Thomas D'Amico, AICP/PP-Supervising Planner
Laurette Kratina, AICP/PP- Chief of Strategic Planning
Kenneth Wedeen, AICP/PP - Supervising Transportation Planner
James Ruggieri, AICP/PP - Principal Community Planner
Andras Holzmann, AICP/PP - Senior Planner
Katelyn A. Katzer-Principal Planner
Nora Fekete - Planner
Andrew Phillips - GIS  Draftsperson
Kaitlin Bundy- Manager, Cultural and Heritage
Natalie Zaman - Programs Coordinator 
Robert Meyer-Special Projects Assistant
Melissa Harvey, CRP - Manager of Solid Waste
Cynthia Mellusi - Office Manager
Patrice Thomas - Administrative Assistant
Catherine Bunting - Administrative Assistant