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Promoting a clean, healthy and well-protected environment supporting a diversity of species while allowing people to connect with nature.


To protect and improve the quality of our land, water, and air by advising the Borough of Ringwood on actions and policies of sustainability. Through education and outreach, the Commission seeks to inspire our community to incorporate environmentally responsible practices.


  1. We are a trusted, independent and authoritative advocate for the environment.

  2. We make objective decisions based on the best available scientific evidence and information.

  3. We make a difference by working with others to build trust, networks and partnerships to deliver effective outcomes.


  1. Organize events to promote environmental awareness.

  2. Maintain the environmental and ecological stability of the Borough of Ringwood by advising on environmental concerns and issues affecting the borough.

  3. Enhance decision-making by the local government by ensuring that environmental policies are integrated into all plans and projects.

  4. Provide guidance to residents on invasive species.

  5. Promote and organize clean up events in the Borough and its parks.

Environmental Commissioners – 3-year term

Thomas Conway, Chair
January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2024

Chantel Zimmerman
January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2025            

Gary Wogisch
January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2025

Joseph M. Kulak            
January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2026

James Martocci
January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2025

Anne Moore Siebecker
January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2026

Paul Sullivan
January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2026

Commission Information

Powers and Responsibilities:
The enabling ordinance gives the Environmental Commission legal status, albeit advisory, as an official arm of local government with representation on the Open Space Committee and on the Planning Board. The Commission advises the various other boards and commissions as well as the Mayor and Council, on environmental issues. The Environmental Commission also reviews applications scheduled to go before the Zoning Board of Adjustment to see if there are environmental concerns and reviews significant applications before the Planning Board.

There are seven Commissioners appointed by the Mayor. The Mayor also appoints the chair from the membership of the commission. See members above.

Meeting Schedule:
The Commission meets on the third Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted.

CLICK HERE for the 2024 Environmental Commission Meeting Schedule


Additional Links

Listing files in 'Bike Path Plan Documents'