About NDD

The Newark Downtown District, Newark’s special improvement district of the central business area, is a privately funded 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, dedicated to revitalizing downtown Newark by improving the economic viability of the central business district.

The NDD works hard to enhance the quality of life for those who live, labor, and leisure in Newark, by providing supplemental cleaning and safety services, as well as physical improvement, marketing, and event programs. The NDD is funded through a special assessment on district commercial and residential properties, billed and collected by the City’s tax collection department and turned over to the NDD for operation management. The NDD is overseen by a Board of Trustees consisting of business and property owners within the District, representatives of non-profit organizations, as well as municipal officials and staff.

For 21 years, the Newark Downtown District (NDD) has proudly provided services to increase the economic viability of Downtown Newark. The primary goals of the organization are to ensure the downtown is clean, beautify the district with seasonal plantings and horticulture maintenance, support local businesses, and provide programming that activates public spaces, such as the NDD Common Greens Farmers Market, Walking Club, public seating areas, parklets, holiday events, festive lighting, and decorative street furniture. 



Anthony McMillan
Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Goletz
Vice President

Stephen Lasser
Chief Financial Officer

Laura Burgess
Project Manager

Mbacke Faye
Urban Planning Associate

Robert Garcia
Urban Landscape Manager

Kimberly Heelan
Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Zuri Hadi
Administrative Assistant

Susan Mckay
Operations Manager

Jessica Quintanilla
Operations Administrative Assistant


2019 NDD Board of Trustees

Regina Tokar
Chairwoman, Panasonic*

Geoffrey Campbell
Vice-Chairman, The Nightingale Group*

Darla Stachecki
Secretary/Treasurer, Cogswell Realty

Larry Barnes
Massey Insurance Agency

Ron Beit
RBH Group

Anthony Borelli
Edison Properties

Kevin Collins
Lotus Equity Group

Honorable Councilwoman Mildred C. Crump
City of Newark

Michael Greene, Esq.
City of Newark

Dwight Ihling
Onyx Equitites, LLC*

Linda Harrison
Newark Museum

Michael James
Downtown Property Owner

Monique Jones

Sarah Jones, Esq.
Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield*

Celia King
Leadership Newark

Gabe Lopez
J & L Companies

James Rhatican, Esq.
Hartz Mountain Corp.

Jeffrey Thomas
Prudential Financial*

Martin Weber
The Green Chicpea

* Denotes Executive Committee Member

Newark Downtown District
60 Park Place
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Contact Us
Phone: (973) 622-2002
Fax: (973) 936-9720

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