New Jersey Pinelands Commission

NOTICE: Applications Being Accepted
Commissioner, Camden County Representative
New Jersey Pinelands Commission

The Pinelands Commission’s 15-member board consists of seven members who are appointed by the New Jersey Governor, one member appointed by each of the seven Pinelands counties, and one member appointed by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. The gubernatorial appointees are subject to the review and consent of the NJ Senate. 

Commission members serve staggered, three-year terms and are uncompensated for their service.  Commissioners devote significant personal time to their Pinelands duties. The full Commission meets monthly. Additionally, like many legislative bodies, the Commission is divided into various committees that also meet monthly. There are also regular public meetings ranging from public hearings on specific development projects and regulatory issues to forums and panel discussions on topical issues. Each of these responsibilities may require many hours of review and preparation, meetings with other agencies and stakeholders and consultation with Pinelands staff.

The Pinelands Commission usually meets on the second Friday of each month. These meetings are most frequently conducted at the Richard J. Sullivan Center for Environmental Policy and Education, 15C Springfield Road, New Lisbon, New Jersey. The Commission does meet at other locations in the Pinelands during the year.

Camden County residents who are interested in serving as the Camden County representative to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission should submit a cover letter, resume and references to the Clerk of the Board, County of Camden, 520 Market Street, 15th Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 by Friday, November 30, 2017.  The successful applicant will be required to comply with New Jersey Financial Disclosure rules, as required by the New Jersey State Ethics Commission. *

 

*Executive Order No. 24, promulgated by Governor Chris Christie on April 27, 2010, requires the annual filing of Financial Disclosure Statements (“FDS”) by certain designated State employees. These designated State employees are subject to the casino-related post-employment restriction of N.J.S.A. 52:13D-17.2(c). The Order also requires that designated special State officers file FDSs, including members of boards, commissions and authorities and the New Jersey members of designated interstate or bi-state agencies. Pursuant to section 21(2)(n) of the Conflicts Law, FDSs required to be submitted to the Commission by law, regulation or executive order must be made available to the public, promptly after receipt, on the Commission’s website.