Gov. Murphy Nominates Robert Jackson to the Pinelands Commission
Governor Murphy announced the nomination of Robert Jackson to serve on the state Pinelands Commission, bringing the Governor’s list of pending nominations to five.
By Becky FreeJune 21, 2019
Governor Murphy announced the nomination of Robert Jackson to serve on the state Pinelands Commission, bringing the Governor’s list of pending nominations to five. The Governor nominated Theresa Lettman in January; Jessica Rittler Sanchez and Jennifer Coffey in May as well as nominating Edward Lloyd for reappointment in May. The state Senate must approve the Governor’s nominations to the Pinelands Commission before they can serve.
This is the most recent action in a series of very positive steps for the state Pinelands Commission, the agency charged with overseeing conservation and growth in the Pinelands National Reserve, a 1.1 million-acre area of protected wilderness in southern New Jersey. On May 15th, Governor Murphy appointed Commissioner Richard H. Prickett to serve as Chair of the Pinelands Commission, replacing Burlington County representative Sean Earlen.
Carleton Montgomery, executive director of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance said, “The governor has made another great nomination for the Pinelands Commission, nominating Bob Jackson, who had served with great distinction on the Commission until he was replaced by Governor Christie. It will be good to have him back on the Commission.”
Bob Jackson is nominated to replace Commissioner D’Arcy Rohan-Green, who has served on the Commission since 2011. Robert “Bob” Jackson is a familiar face at the Pinelands Commission having served from 2008 to 2015 before Governor Christie replaced him during the very controversial battle over the South Jersey Gas pipeline project.
A resident of Middle Township in Cape May County, Robert Jackson joined the Commission as a gubernatorial appointee in June 2008. Mr. Jackson served as the Mayor of West Cape May from 2001-2005. Mr. Jackson has a background in marine environmental studies and is a former owner of a surf fishing center.