Economic Development Committee

The Economic Development Committee is an advisory committee for the purposes of addressing the economic development needs of the Township and advising the Mayor and Township Council of actions the Council may undertake to assist in the economic development of the Township.

The EDC Mission is to create a more dynamic and enriched community by

  • Acting as a liaison between the Township and existing businesses and industries within the Township,
  • Helping to develop programs designed to revitalize existing business properties and attract desirable businesses and industries to the Township,
  • Studying problems in the Township relating to industry and other commercial enterprises, and
  • Formulating policies, programs and projects with respect thereto for recommendation to the Mayor and Township Council.

Meetings

Meetings are held monthly, except for August

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

The Committee consists of twelve (12) members which includes: the Mayor, 1 member of Township Council, 2 residents of the Township, and 8 members of the business community as follows:

  • Representative of the Connell Park office park
  • Representative of the Nokia Bell Labs facility
  • Representative of the Berkeley Heights Business and Civic Association (BHBC)
  • Representative of the restaurant, service, medical, real estate and light industrial communities


  • Angie Devanney,  Mayor    
  • Alvaro Medeiros, Council Member
  • Brian Kraut, Resident
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • Andrew Esposito, Resident
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • Shane Connell, Connell Park
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • Tiffany Wu, Nokia
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • Jim Mulcahy, Real Estate
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Bob McManus, Light Industrial
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Brian Natale, Medical Industry
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Patrick Smith, BHBC
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Jeanmarie Cranston, Restaurant Industry
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Cheri Pertisis, Service Industry
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Bobbie Peer, Ad Hoc member

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings.  Minutes are available following approval.