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Open Space Board

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In 1989, Mercer County established an Open Space Preservation Board whose primary responsibility is to make recommendations regarding the overall administration of the county open space program. The board’s duties include preparation of a county open space plan, recommendation of open space areas for acquisition and development of a funding assistance program. The Open Space Preservation Board consists of eleven members who serve five year terms. The board consists of: the County Executive, a Freeholder, representatives from the Park Commission, Mercer County Planning Board, Cultural & Heritage Commission, State Green Acres and the County Agricultural Development Board and one citizen representative from each of the four geographic regions of the county. The Mercer County Planning Department administers the open space program and provides staff support to the Board.

Current Open Space Board members:

  • Brian M. Hughes, County Executive
  • Haig Kasabach, Chairman, Assunpink Region Representative
  • Alan Hershey, Vice-Chairman, Piedmont Region Representative
  • Jennifer Rogers, Park Commission Representative
  • Michael Shine, Planning Board Representative
  • Kristine Walsh, Agricultural Board Representative
  • Vacant, Urban Citizen Representative
  • Tricia Fagan, Cultural and Heritage Representative
  • Wendy Mager, Millstone Citizen Representative

Non-Voting Members

  • Renee Jones, State Green Acres Representative
  • Emily B. Blackman, Secretary
  • Susan Bacso, Counsel

Annual Notice: Schedule of Meetings

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Chapter 231, P. L. 1975, please be advised that the regular meeting of the Mercer County Open Space Preservation Board shall be held at 5 p.m. in Room 412 of the McDade Administration Building, located at 640 South Broad Street in Trenton, New Jersey according to the following schedule: 

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2020
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2020 ***Please see virtual meeting instructions below***
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2020
  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021 (Annual Reorganization)

 * The Mercer County Open Space Preservation Board may meet during interim months if necessary at 5 p.m. in Room 412 of the McDade Administration Building, located at 640 South Broad Street in Trenton, New Jersey according to the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, May 5, 2020
  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020
  • Tuesday, September 1, 2020
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020
  • Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Use this link to join the webinar for the June 2nd Meeting:

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Or Telephone:

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Webinar ID: 822 0075 0972

Password: 714259

06/02/2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Agenda:Open Space Board Agenda_June 2_2020
08/04/2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Not Included
10/06/2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Not Included
12/01/2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Not Included
02/02/2021 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Not Included

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