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1 F.A. Orechio Dr.
Wanaque, NJ 07465
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Board of Commissioners
Governing Board
 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS



Charles P. Shotmeyer, Chairman
Charles P. Shotmeyer, of Franklin Lakes, was appointed by Governor Christine Whitman to the Board of Commissioners of North Jersey District Water Supply Commission in 2000 and has served as Chairman since 2012. Mr. Shotmeyer serves as CEO of Shotmeyer Bros. Fuel Company, a family business founded 88 years ago by his father. His other pastimes and activities include working with the Boy Scouts since 1948, serving on the Foundation Board of Valley Hospital, and assisting various non-profit and charity groups.



Carmen A. Orechio, Vice Chairman
Carmen A. Orechio, of Nutley, was appointed by Governor Richard Codey to the Board of Commissioners of the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission in 2006 and has served as Vice Chairman since 2012. Mr. Orechio served in the New Jersey Senate from 1973 to 1991, including four years as President. A lifelong resident of Nutley, Carmen Orechio was first elected to the Nutley Board of Commissioners in 1968 and served as the Director of Public Safety, which includes Police, Fire and Code Enforcement, for 28 years and as the Director of Public Affairs for 12 years. Mr. Orechio is a member of numerous local organizations including UNICO, Old Guard, Special Young Adults, Amvets and the American Legion.
  Alan S. Ashkinaze, Commissioner
Alan S. Ashkinaze, of Oradell, was appointed by Governor Chris Christie to the Board of Commissioners of the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission in 2011. Commissioner Ashkinaze is a lifelong resident of Bergen County and practices law in Hackensack, N.J. Commissioner Ashkinaze has extensive experience in representing clients in the private and public sectors on a broad range of environmental, land use, and administrative law matters. He also has extensive experience in public service. Mr. Ashkinaze served as Chairman of the New Jersey Advisory Council on Solid Waste Management. Additionally, Commissioner Ashkinaze served on the NJDEP “Brownfields” working group- an ad-hoc committee of environmental attorneys, corporate officers and public officials who assisted the NJDEP in developing policy toward remediating and developing contaminated sites.
  Jerome P. Amedeo, Commissioner
Jerome P. Amedeo of Green Brook, was appointed by Governor Chris Christie to the Board of Commissioners of the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission in 2012. Since 1976, Mr. Amedeo has been the owner/director of Camp Harmony, a private day camp serving 400 children aged 2 to 13 and 150 staff in central New Jersey. Mr. Amedeo retired from the Somerset Hills School and Residential Treatment Center in 2007 after working there for 45 years, the last 20 as Executive Director. Mr. Amedeo is currently a member of the Board of Trustees at Monmouth University and has sat on many community organizations including ten years on the Watchung Borough Board of Education.
  Donald C. Kuser, Commissioner
Donald C. Kuser, of Wayne, was appointed by Governor Chris Christie to the Board of Commissioners of the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission in 2012. Mr. Kuser served for many years on the Council in the Township of Pequannock including the Office of Mayor. Mr. Kuser also served as Congressional Aide to the Honorable Robert Roe in the U.S. House of Representatives. While serving as Congressional Aide, Mr. Kuser was involved in many water resources and environmental projects. One of those projects was the State of New Jersey and the Federal government’s recommended plan for flood control, “The Pompton River/Passaic River Dual Inlet Tunnel” signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1991.
  Dr. Howard L. Burrell, Commissioner
  Dr. Howard L. Burrell, of Glenwood, was appointed by Governor Chris Christie to the Board of Commissioners of the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission in 2013. Dr. Burrell also currently serves on the Felician College Council of Regents as well as the College’s Veterans’ Advisory Board, and on the Newark School of Theology’s Board of Trustees. Previous positions held by Dr. Burrell include serving as an Assistant Director in the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development, a Sussex County Freeholder, a Vernon Township Council member and Deputy Mayor, a member and President of the Vernon Township Board of Education, the Special Assistant to the President of Felician College, and a Centenary College Trustee and Adjunct Professor. 
  Robert C. Garofalo, Commissioner
  Robert C. Garofalo, of Brielle, was appointed by Governor Chris Christie to the Board of Commissioners of the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission in 2015. Commissioner Garofalo practices law in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, where he previously served as Township Attorney. His firm represents a broad spectrum of the business community primarily engaged in all phases of real estate development, including national and regional commercial enterprises. His firm was a forerunner in the implementation of wireless telephone facilities throughout the State representing many of the major providers. Mr. Garofalo has also served as an Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association for over forty years.