About the CEC

About the Cranford Environmental Commission

  • The Cranford Environmental Commission is a statutory board of seven regular Cranford-resident members and two alternates Cranford resident-members. One regular member is designated as the Chair. One of the regular members is also a Planning Board member. The Environmental Commission will study and make recommendations concerning open space preservation, water resources management, air pollution control, solid waste management, noise control, soil and landscape protection, environmental appearance, marine resources and protection of flora and fauna. The Commission's charge is to promote the conservation, protection, development, or use of all Cranford's natural and water resources. by:
  • Planning local conservation programs and informing and recommending these programs to the public and the Township Committee;
  • Implementing conservation programs authorized by the Township Committee;
  • Compiling an index of all public and privately owned open spaces and recommend their uses to the Planning Board.
  • Making recommendations on all development plans before the Planning Board as they affect Cranford's natural and water resources and environment with a focus on conserving and protecting the use of Cranford's natural and water resources and maintaining or enhancing the environment;
  • Recommending plans and programs to the Planning Board for inclusion in the Master Plan;
  • Advertising, preparing, and distributing materials necessary to implement the Commission's activities;
  • Coordinating community conservation matters and as the Township liaison for conservation needs with regional, state, and federal agencies;
  • Acquiring real and personal property to administer, maintain, improve, limit future use of, or conserve and properly utilize open spaces and other land and water areas in the Township; and
  • Producing an annual report of Commission activities.

Cranford Achieved Bronze Sustainable Jersey™  Certification




Cranford Environmental Commission 2015 Membership Roster


Name Membership Status Term
Daniel Ashchenbach  Associate Member 2015
Carol Berns Member 2015-2017
Ann Darby Member 2014-2016
David DesRochers Member 2014-2016
Nelson Dittmar Jr. Chairman 2013-2015
Alyssa Frediani Associate Member 2015
David Gretta Associate Member 2015
John Hrebin Associate Member 2015
Steve Jandoli Member 2015-2017
Donald Jones Associate Member 2013-2015
William King Associate Member 2015
Frank Klapinski Associate Member 2015
Ronald Margulis Alternate #1 2015-2016
Kathleen Murray Member & Representative to Planning Board 2013-2015
Mary O'Connor Commissioner/Liaison 2015
Edward O'Malley Associate Member 2015
Patricia Pavlak Associate Member 2015
Ana Pinto Associate Member 2015
Lawrence  Russo Associate Member 2015
Daniela Shebitz Alternate #2 2014-2015
Mary Sudiak Associate Member 2015
Leonard R. Dolan III Fire Prevention Official  
Monika Koscova-Jencik Health Officer/Sanitarian