Environmental Commission

Appointed by the Mayor, the Long Branch Environmental Commission is a group of environmentally mindful Long Branch residents who help implement the green initiatives and goals of the City of Long Branch, the Mayor's Energy Review Committee and the city's Master Plan and Environmental Resource Inventory.  The purpose of the Commission is to increase public awareness regarding environmental issues and events in our community. The Commission sponsors events and campaigns that improve the quality of our environment and make a difference in the health of our community. By partnering with the city, local families, organizations, businesses, and visitors to take important actions, the Environmental Commission intends to make a positive difference in the greening of this wonderful and diverse seaside city.

The Commission meets every month in City Hall (see below for dates).

 Meeting Dates:

January 30

February 20

March 18

April 15

May 20

June 17

July 15

September 16

October 21

November 18

December 9

 All meetings will be held at 6:30 pm in the Conference Room – 2nd floor – City Hall, 344 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ

The Green Team

The Long Branch Green Team is a volunteer organization that communicates and works closely with the Long Branch Environmental Commission. It is a dedicated group of Long Branch citizens and employees who are interested in making the city environments clean and green! The Committee examines ways and methods of improving the efficiency in city buildings, planning environmentally efficient structures, reusing resources, and encouraging city residents to become more environmentally conscious. 

One of the main goals of the Green Team is to assist the city of Long Branch in its objective of receiving accreditation from Sustainable Jersey. New Jersey is the first state in the nation to have a comprehensive sustainability program for communities that links certification with strong state and private financial incentives, and a fully resourced program of technical support and training. The program is a consensus oriented, science based, politically relevant effort to align the interests and resources of actors from state and local, public and private, for the common purpose of achieving a sustainable New Jersey and world. 

Anyone interested in attending a meeting or seeking to volunteer on the City's Green Team may contact Roberto Ferragina at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or call 732-923-2041. Send along your email to be included in our email blasts!


Long Branch Environmental Commission Appointments

Catherine Duckett (06/30/21)
Ann Degnan (6/30/21)
Rich Garlipp (07/13/21)
Richard J. Garlipp III (6/30/21)
Richard Lee (06/30/20)
Michele Irizarry (06/30/20)
Steve Booty (06/30/20)
Annette Benanti – Alternate member (6/30/21)
Jessica Lisa - Alternate member (6/30/21)
City Council Liaison:
Councilwoman Rose Widdis (6/30/22)

City Liaisons: