Borough Hall will be closed on Friday, June 21 in observance of Juneteenth. Expect temporary road closures for the Spartan Spirit 5K on Saturday, June 22.

Environmental Commission


The Environmental Commission's mission is to educate, advocate, and promote best policies and practices for the Borough's environment and the health and safety of its residents.


Read our 2023 annual report.

Volunteer with the Environmental Commission.


Our meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Day: 2nd Tuesday of every month
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Location: Somerville Civic Center, 24 Robeson Street

Upcoming meetings


Environmental Commission

Members serve 2 or 3 year terms.

Name Term expiration
Jeff Lamborn, Chair December 31, 2024 (3-year term)
Helene Venizelos, Vice-Chair December 31, 2026 (3-year term)
Sandra Benscoter, Secretary December 31, 2026 (2-year term)
Larry Cleveland, Planning Board Liaison December 31, 2025 (3-year term)
Geraldine DeSapio December 31, 2025 (3-year term)
Geoffrey Keiser December 31, 2026 (3-year term)
Rebecca Reitman-Garofalo December 31, 2024 (3-year term)
Jefry Tineo, Alternate #1 December 31, 2024 (2-year term)
Timarie Diehl, Alternate #2 December 31, 2025 (2-year term)
Glen Denys, Council Liaison December 31, 2024 (1-year term)

Green Team

Members serve 1 year terms, expiring December 31, 2024.

  • Tania Althoff
  • Thomas Auffenorde
  • Sarah Arif
  • Ava Coppola
  • Pamela Dorn
  • Paige Greenfield
  • John Guarino
  • Laura Laskowski
  • Caitlin Martin
  • Melissa Smith-Shell
  • Logan Stahl
  • Gina Stravic
  • Neal Udsen


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