BERKELEY – On Monday February 25th, the Berkeley Township Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the Township to join the New Jersey Coastal Coalition.
“At the suggestion of Ocean County Freeholder Director, Virginia “Ginny” Haines, I have asked the Council to authorize the Township’s participation in the New Jersey Coastal Coalition.” Mayor Amato said.
The New Jersey Coastal Coalition (NJCC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, incorporated in the State of New Jersey, who formed as the Atlantic-Cape Coastal Coalition in 2013 as a result of Superstorm Sandy and changed their name in early 2018 reflecting their desire to include all coastal New Jersey communities. The NJCC’s mission is to build more resilient communities at the Jersey Shore by developing policies and practices that will anticipate future flood concerns and to create solutions to be shared by all participants.
“As a Sandy impacted community at the Jersey Shore, the timing seemed right to join fellow coastal Municipalities and Counties, were coastal communities can get together to network and share best practices of what we all can do to better prepare our Township and homeowners for future events that affect the maritime areas.” Mayor Amato said.
“I want to thank Director Haines for her leadership, in taking the time to meet with me and explain the benefits in joining this organization. We look forward to participating immediately.” Mayor Amato said.
Membership is free. Further information can be found at: www.NJCoastalcoalition.com