Planning Group Information

Sussex County, New Jersey All-Hazards Pre-Disaster Mitigation Planning Project

Sussex County Steering Committee

Michael F. Strada, Sheriff/OEM Coordinator
Robert Haffner, Division of Emergency Management
Jen Van Der Wende, Division of Emergency Management
Scott House, Sussex County Division of Public Works
Gregory V. Poff, Sussex County Administrator
William J. Koppenaal, Sussex County Engineering Department
Gregory V. Poff, Sussex County Department of Central and Shared Services
Tom Drabic, Sussex County Division of Planning
Carol Novrit, Sussex County Health and Human Services – Division of Health
Keith Nelson, Sussex County Facilities Management
Stephen Komar, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Sussex County
Manny Ayers, Newton Medical Center
Fred Mamay, Sussex County Community College

The Working Group includes representatives from the individual participating jurisdictions. The Working Group will be responsible for local community involvement in the multi-jurisdictional mitigation plan.

All participating jurisdictions must:

  • Coordinate and facilitate local efforts
  • Attend meetings
  • Provide information and feedback
  • Involve the public and community stakeholders in the planning process
  • Assess mitigation alternatives
  • Select a course of action to be followed for their communities
  • Adopt the plan
  • Implement the plan and monitor its progress

Consulting Team

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