Municipal Alliance Committee

HMACIn accordance with Executive Orders issued by Governor Murphy relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic, meetings will take place in a virtual setting on the GoTo Meeting platform.

Next HMAC Meeting TBD


  • 3:30 p.m., 4th Wednesday of every month
  • Borough Hall, 2nd Fl. Conference Room

Committee Overview

The Hawthorne Municipal Alliance is a volunteer community organization that focuses its efforts towards the prevention of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.
Established by the Borough Council, the Alliance is a coalition of parents, educators, elected officials, police, administrators and students who are concerned about alcohol, tobacco and drug use in our community.
The Alliance works closely with local municipal officials, police, school personnel, borough organizations and residents to support local programs and alcohol / drug free events.


  • Richard S. Goldberg, Mayor
  • James Knepper, Police Chief
  • Dominic Mele, Council Liaison
  • John Meola, Esq.
  • Richard Spirito, Jr., Superintendent of Schools
  • Joanne Graziano, Chairperson
  • Lori Fernandez, Coordinator
  • Joseph Carr
  • Kelly Clifford
  • Diana Connolly
  • Matt Corvo
  • Brian Cosgrove
  • Kyle Graham
  • Helen Pasquale
  • Sherrine Schuldt
  • Emily Spina
  • Jay Van Hoff
  • Thomas J. Bushnauskas
  • Pastor Howie Van Dyk