VIDEOS & PHOTOS: The Lakewood Township 2020 Reorganization Meeting

Lakewood Township held its annual reorganization meeting today, swearing in several public officials, as well as appointing people to various positions, boards, and committees. Kicking off the proceedings was Cantor Shua Kessin, who sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem, followed by an invocation from Rabbi Avi Schnall and a prayer for the armed forces from Chaplain Major Francis Rella of the NJ National Guard.

Ray Coles was sworn in to serve another term as Mayor, Menashe Miller was sworn in to serve again as Deputy Mayor, and Albert Akerman, coming off his recent reelection, was sworn in to serve another term on the Township Committee.

The following were the appointments made to township boards and committees:

  • ADA Compliance Committee and Disabilities Commission – Liasion: Ray Coles 1 year terms – Ray Coles, Menashe Miller, Meir Lichtenstein, Albert Akerman, Michael D’Elia, Justin Flancbaum, Steve Reinman, Mike Saccomano, Patrick Donnelly
  • Board of Health – Liasion: Menashe Miller 1 year terms – Dr. Hillel Peltz, Ray Coles, Menashe Miller, Meir Lichtenstein, Albert Akerman, Michael D’Elia
  • Emergency Planning Council – Liasion: Meir Lichtenstein 1 year terms – Morty Berger, Mark Berkowitz, Patrick Donnelly, Leon Bursztyn, Crystal Van de Zilver, Michael D’Elia, Anita Doyle, Police Chief Gregg Meyer, George Leggett, Meir Lichtenstein, Ranato Madarang, Fire Chief Michael D’Elia, Menashe Miller, Ruth Molnar, Avi Pollack, Saul Rotberg, Michael Saccomanno, Yisroel Schenkolewski, Shneur Stefansky, Motty Twerski, Pastor Glenn Wilson, Sgt. Frank Work, Thomas Zambrano
  • Heritage Commission – Liasion: Ray Coles 3 year terms – Steve Wexler, Robin Taylor Wellett, Dr. Sherril Schuster, Rita Michel, Bonnie Macmilliam, Richard Johnson, Jorge Esmart
  • Housing Authority – Liasion: Ray Coles 5 year term – Shabsi Ganzweig
  • Industrial Commission – Liasion: Michael D’Elia 5 year term – Hal Halvorsen, Solomon Katz
  • Lakewood Development Corporation – Liasion: Ray Coles/Albert Akerman 2 year terms – Moshe Zev Weisberg, Abraham Muller 1 year terms – Albert Akerman, Ray Coles
  • Municipal Utilities Authority – Liasion: Meir Lichtenstein 5 year terms – Meir Lichtenstein, P.G. Waxman
  • Municipal Alliance – Liasion: Ray Coles – No new appointments
  • Parks & Recreation Advisory Board/Special Events – Liasion: Ray Coles 1 year terms – Jorge Esmart, Sgt. Frank Work, Gay Higgins-Dickey. Shabsi Ganzweig 3 year terms – William Lindsey, Donna Santoli-Riegel 4 year terms – Jorge Ramos, Henry Sanchez
  • Planning Board – Liasion: Albert Akerman 4 year terms – Eli Rennert, Yechiel Herzl, Bruce Stern 2 year term – Jacob Meyer 1 year term – Justin Flancbaum
  • Shade Tree Commission: Liasion: Menashe Miller 5 year term – Abraham Neuhaus
  • Transportation Board – Liasion: Menashe Miller – no new appointments
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment – Liasion: Michael D’Elia 4 year term – Obed Gonzalez, 2 year term – Moshe Ingber

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