Advisory committees help the governing body make decisions for our Borough. In order to join the Borough's Advisory Committees, you must fill in a Citizen's Leadership Form
Committees & Liaisons
The mayor is an ad hoc member of all committees.
Board Of Education: Liaison - Rosemary Ryan
Liaison between the Highlands Elementary School as well as Henry Hudson Regional School Boards of Education and the Governing Body.
Building & Housing: Liaison - Linda Mazzola
Liaison between the Building Department and the Governing Body. Includes: Code Inspectors: Housing, Fire, Plumbing, Electric.
Communications & Public Relations: Liaison - Carolyn Broullon
Works with the Governing Body to provide a consistent message by and for the Borough of Highlands.
Clam Plant: Liaison - Carolyn Broullon
Liaison between the Clam Depuration Plant and the Governing Body. Includes providing advice, consultation and assistance to continue to develop the property as a marine terminal/clam depuration facility.
Department of Public Works: Liaison - Kenneth Braswell
Liaison between the Department of Public Works and the Governing Body. With the Administrator sets schedules, budgets and purchasing. Includes: Street Department, Sanitation Department and Recycling also, works with the Highlands Business Partnership during special events.
Environmental Commission: Liaison - Rosemary Ryan
Liaison between the Governing Body and the Environmental Commission which was established for the protection, development or use of natural resources within the Borough.
Green Team: Liaison -Rosemary Ryan
Works with the Governing Body and Sustainable Jersey, a nonprofit organization that provides tools, training and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability programs to improve waste management, resiliency and sustainablity.
Highlands Business Partnership: Liaison - Mayor Richard O'Neil
Liaison between the Highlands Business Partnership and the Governing Body. Includes aiding Highlands economic development, revitalization, cultural and commercial contributions.
Open Space: Liaison - Linda Mazzola
Liaison between the Open Space Committee and the Governing Body. A dvises the Borough Council as to parcels of land that can be purchased as well as to preserve and improve current property owned by the Borough for open space, conservation, recreation and parklands.
Parks/Recreation: Liaison - Kenneth Braswell/Rosemary Ryan
Liaison between the Recreation Department and the Governing Body. Includes: Park maintenance and beautification, beach maintenance, also Liaison between civic groups and Governing Body such as, but limited to, Garden Club, Senior Citizens Club, Highlands Borough Arts Council.
Public Safety: Liaison - Mayor Richard O'Neil/Rosemary Ryan
Liaison between the Police Department, Fire Department, First Aid Squad and the Governing Body. Also includes: Emergency Management, Marine Police and Coast Guard.
Sewer Department: Liaison - Kenneth Braswell
Liaison between the Sewer Department and the Governing Body. Includes oversight of gravity main, pressure main, pump stations, unit additions and Liaison with "Township of Middletown Sewerage Authority".
Shade Tree Commission: Liaison - Carolyn Broullon
Advises the Mayor and Council concerning the proper planting, care, ground maintenance, removal as well as possible administering of treatment to shade and ornamental trees and shrubbery.
Substandard Housing: Linda Mazzola
Liaison between the Code Enforcement and the Governing Body. Includes: Code Enforcement, Substandard Housing