Volunteer Advisory Committees

Image of New ProvidenceTo be considered for a volunteer advisory committee, please complete the Volunteer Form

Beautification Committee

This committee makes recommendations to the governing body and executes new ideas for the Borough’s ambiance, character and appearance. This includes, but is not limited to enhancing parks and public property and selecting and placing appropriate decorative elements.

Cable TV Advisory Committee

This committee reviews the current TV franchise contract, that the Borough entered into in December 1998. The terms of the contract allow for a review, conducted by the Borough, during the fifth contractual year. This review will take no longer than six months to complete, and will entail a comprehensive evaluation of Comcast’s compliance to the terms of the contract. The committee will issue a report to the Mayor and governing body on their findings, including recommendations and an overall assessment.

Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee, assigned by the mayor, is responsible for assessing diversity and the cultural climate within the Borough of New Providence, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and creating a framework for inclusiveness and unity within our community.

Emergency Management Committee

This committee coordinates the services of emergency response and resources between Police, Fire Department, Rescue Squad and other agencies, where applicable. The committee will advise borough council on ways to improve communication, the coordination of resources, and the participation in mutual training exercises with other agencies and organizations involved with emergency preparedness and response.

Friends of the Library

The Library Board advocates for the library, sets policies, advises on activities, and establishes procedures overseeing the management and maintenance of the public library in New Providence. The Friends of the Library work closely with the Library Director to support the goals and objectives, policies and principles of the Library.

Historic Preservation Committee

The Commission, appointed by the mayor, makes recommendations to the governing body and executes ideas for preserving the borough’s historical character including, but not limited to: identifying homes and buildings of significant interest within the borough; recognizing, identifying and fencing cemeteries within New Providence; recognizing historic buildings in the downtown area; and maintaining historical records pertaining to borough buildings and properties.

Insurance Advisory Committee

This committee reviews existing insurance plans and policies of the Borough, as well as coverage levels, and assists with policy renewals and pricing negotiations.

New Providence Public Art Committee

NP Public Art was formed in November 2015. It is dedicated to bringing public works of art to New Providence in order to enhance our environment aesthetically. NP Public Art receives borough support from the Department of Public Works for installations, but receives no funding from the borough for acquisitions or operations. It raises money through private donations and grants and enjoys non-profit status thanks to its partnership with the Downtown Improvement District.  In April 2016, NP Public Art installed three sculptures which will remain in New Providence for a period of two years.  To contact NP Public Art, please email: nppublicart@gmail.com.  For news and events, please visit NP Public Art Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/NP-Public-Art-739713586175157/

New Providence Radio Club

The New Providence Radio Club supports emergency services of New Providence with alternate radio communications during training exercises or actual emergency events. Members of the Radio Club work closely with the Emergency Management Committee and report to the Emergency Management Coordinator.

Sustainability Committee – New Providence Green Team

This goal of the Sustainability Committee is to create a healthy community, now and in the future, by proposing measurable solutions to pressing environmental, social, and economic concerns of the Borough of New Providence, its partners and its people. This advisory committee, appointed by the mayor, will focus on the following areas: creating healthy living environments; protecting, restoring, and maintaining ecological integrity; conserving energy and natural resources, and using them efficiently; balancing social, economic, and environmental concerns in decision making; promoting equity, human dignity, and social justice; emphasizing compliance with relevant laws and regulations; and creating strong partnerships with neighbors, businesses and the community.