Committees

The Newark Downtown District (NDD) Committees provide organized, focused means for members to achieve goals and address issues. They make full use of Board members’ expertise, time, and commitment, and ensure diversity of opinions on the board. The NDD Committees meet to discuss issues and then make recommendations to the full Board.

Currently, the NDD has the following committees:

  • NDD Marketing Committee
  • NDD Nominating/Compliance Committee
  • NDD Security Task Force Committee
  • NDD Strategic Planning Committee
  • NDD Government Relations Committee
  • NDD Capital/Finance Committee

As explained in the NDD Bylaws, members of the business community—as well as any others concerned about the economic advancement of the District (including residents of the District)—are encouraged to participate in all NDD Committees. While certain Committees, such as the Executive Committee and Nominating/Compliance Committee, are expressly reserved for NDD Board Members and Consultants, Committees are open to downtown Stakeholders. Anyone interested in becoming an NDD Board member is encouraged to first become an active member of an NDD Committee.

Interested in becoming an NDD Board or Committee Member? Contact Anthony McMillan using the contact form here.

Newark Downtown District Committees 2018

NDD Executive Committee 

  • Sarah Jones* (Horizon Blue Cross)
  • Geoff Campbell* (Nightingale Group)
  • Regina Tokar* (Panasonic)
  • Jeffrey Thomas* (Prudential)
  • Jeff Fuller (Onyx Equities Group, LLC)
  • Anthony McMillan (NDD)

NDD Marketing Committee 

Meets the 1st Wednesday (bi-monthly)

  • Sarah Jones* (Horizon Blue Cross)
  • Jeremy Johnson (Newark Arts Council)
  • Tamara Campbell (BurgerWalla / Newark Pulse)
  • Celia King* (Leadership Newark)
  • Marty Weber* (The Green Chicpea)
  • Linda Montanez (RBH Group)
  • Stephen Priolo (NJTV)
  • Andaiye Tayor (Brick City Live)
  • Kimberlee Williams (Rutgers)
  • Allison Strouse (Newark Venture Partners)
  • Weld Royal (Panasonic)
  • Lucia Albero/Eric Graziano (Whole Foods)
  • Aisha Glover (NCEDC)
  • Chiagorom Osu (Lotus Equity Group)
  • Richard Salazar (Newark Happening/GNCVB)
  • Medina (Equal Space/Newark Resident)
  • Lauren Craig (Newark Arts)
  • Laura Burgess (Newark Arts)
  • Marketing Department (NDD)

NDD Nominating/Compliance Committee

Meets Bi-Annually: June/November

  • James Rhatican, Chairman* (Hartz Mountain)
  • Regina Tokar* (Panasonic)
  • Francis Kirk, Esq. (Tesser & Cohen)
  • Michael Bright* (Newark YMCA)
  • Anthony McMillan (NDD)
  • Frank Kirk, Esq. (Tesser & Cohen)

NDD Strategic Planning Committee

Meets as Required, not to exceed 4 times a year

  • Regina Tokar, Chairwoman* (Panasonic)
  • Kevin Collins* (Lotus Equity Group)
  • Geoff Campbell* (Nightingale Group)
  • Linda Harrison* (Newark Museum)
  • Michael Bright* (Newark YMCA)
  • Gabriel Lopez* (J&L Companies)
  • Michael James* (Downtown Property Owner)
  • Anthony Borelli* (Edison Properties)
  • Monique Jones (Audible)
  • Sarah Jones* (Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield)
  • Linda Morgan (RBH Group)
  • Stephen Lasser (NDD)
  • Anthony McMillan (NDD)

NDD Capital/Finance Committee

Meets as required

  • Kevin Collins, Chairman* (Lotus Equity Group)
  • Michael Bright* (Newark YMCA)
  • Darla Stachecki* (Cogswell Realty)
  • Anthony McMillan (NDD)

NDD Government Relations Committee

Meets as Required

  • Kevin Collins, Chairman* (Lotus Equity Group)
  • Regina Tokar* (Panasonic)
  • Walter Bryant (City of Newark)
  • Michael Greene (City of Newark)
  • Anthony McMillan (NDD)

NDD Security Task Force Committee

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month

  • Larry Barnes, Chairman* (Massey Insurance Company)
  • Michael James* (Downtown Property Owner)
  • Jeffrey Thomas* (Prudential)
  • The Honorable Council President Mildred Crump* (City of Newark Municipal Council)
  • Anthony McMillan (NDD)
  • Thomas Goletz (NDD)
  • Kimberly Heelan (NDD)
  • Zuri Hadi (NDD)

* Indicates NDD Board Member