Wanted: A great communicator with a passion for Barnegat Bay!

BBP Accepting Nominations for Alternate Citizen Representative

Are you committed to protecting the Barnegat Bay?  Are you a good listener who’s willing to volunteer to work with the community on bay issues? Then send us your nomination to become the next Alternate Citizen Representative for the Barnegat Bay Partnership.

Like the Citizen Representative, the Alternate will help represent the public’s interests in efforts to protect and restore the bay. During the Alternate’s three-year term, he or she will work closely with the Citizen Representative in representing the public on Barnegat Bay issues. 

George Murnyak is the current Citizen Representative. George is a retired U.S. Army environmental science officer and an avid fisherman who resides in Ortley Beach.  He says, “I’ve really enjoyed talking to people about the bay. One way I connected with people was as a volunteer water trails educator at Island Beach State Park. I’m looking forward to working with an Alternate to expand our ability to listen to citizens’ concerns.”

The Citizen Representative is a voting member of the BBP’s Policy Committee, which generally meets twice a year. In the event of the Citizen Representative’s absence, the Alternate will take his or her place as a voting member of the Policy Committee. The Alternate will also actively support the BBP Communication and Education Committee’s efforts to reach out to the public about the Barnegat Bay watershed. 

Click here for a complete description of the Alternate Citizen Representative duties and more information about submitting a nomination.  Interested individuals may nominate themselves or others.  Each letter of interest should contain a brief personal biography and include a list of activities pertinent to the Alternate Citizen Representative position.

Letters of interest should be sent by April 15, 2020 to the Barnegat Bay Partnership, Ocean County College, P.O. Box 2001, Toms River, NJ 08754 (Attention: Karen Walzer, Public Outreach Coordinator), or via e-mail to kwalzer@ocean.edu.  Email or call Ms. Walzer (732-255-0472 x 2) if you have any questions about the position or nominating process. 

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