Municipal Alliance Committee

Join us for this informational presentation via Zoom:
"The Impact of Marijuana in Our Community"

This presentation is provided by the Marijuana Taskforce from United for Prevention in Passaic County and will cover :

  • What marijuana looks like now versus the marijuana from the 90’s
  • Marijuana bill – brief summary of what is in the new MJ bill (includes zoning)
  • Community impact – taxes, law enforcement, distracted driving
  • Advertising – what restrictions communities can put in place around MJ advertising
  • Youth – how it affects our youth

Wednesday, June 23rd, 7PM, please register in advance to attend via Zoom:



  • 3:30 p.m., 4th Wednesday of every month
  • Borough Hall,  1st Floor 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
  • Capt. Joseph Carr
  • Capt Robert King
  • Sgt. Ian Spohn
  • Dominic Mele, Council Liaison
  • John Meola, Esq.
  • Richard Spirito, Jr., Superintendent of Schools
  • Joanne Graziano, Chairperson
  • Lori Fernandez, Coordinator
  • 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