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Commissioners

Frank G. Mazzarella, Board Chairman Clark

Frank G. Mazzarella was appointed to the RVSA in 1992 and has served three terms as Chairman (1997, 2007 and 2011). He retired from the City of Rahway where he was the Superintendent and Director of Public Works and Engineering. Frank previously worked as an Environmental Analyst for the N.J. Turnpike Authority. Prior to that, he was Director of Sewer Utility for the Township of Bridgewater. He worked his way up from Design Engineer to Assistant Sewer Utility Manager, then to the Director's position. Frank is presently serving a fifth term as the Clark Township First Ward Councilman and has served as its Council President. Additionally, Frank serves as a member of the Planning Board, served on the Volunteer Emergency Squad for eight years, was a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment and is a Representative to the Union County Alliance Against Substance Abuse. He is a third Degree Knights of Columbus member and belongs to the Benevolent and the Protective Order of the Elks.

Christopher Kolibas Cranford

Christopher Kolibas was appointed to the RVSA in 2022. He, his wife, and three daughters have lived in Cranford since 2017. Mr. Kolibas received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Saint Peter's College, where he was a member of the golf team. He holds a Master's degree in Education from Saint Peter's College, a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Thomas Edison State University, and a Post Master's Certification as a Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant from Kean University. Mr. Kolibas is currently the Supervisor of Special Education (Secondary) for Linden Public Schools. He is the Chairman of the Union County Improvement Authority, and a member of the Swim Pool Utility Committee and the Flood Advisory Committee in Cranford. Mr. Kolibas was a councilman for the City of Linden from 2007 to 2015, as well as a former Commissioner on the Union County Board of Taxation. He enjoys watching his daughters play field hockey and participate in the Cranford Public Schools instrumental programs.

Stephen D. Greet Garwood

Stephen D. Greet was appointed to the RVSA in October 2009 and served as the Authority's Chairman in 2014. A long-time resident of Garwood, Steve and his wife moved to the town in 1987 because it was the perfect tight-knit community in which to raise a family. He has a history of being active in the community, having served on the Garwood Planning Board for many years where he currently serves as Chairman. Steve was also a member of the Master Plan Committee, Coached and was President of Little League in Garwood for many years. Steve retired from the United States Postal Service after more than 40 years. Through the years, he's held a number of management positions ranging from Manager of Plant Maintenance, Headquarters Maintenance coordinator Facilities Activations of the ISC network, Manager Personnel for Northern NJ, and Manager of Vehicle Maintenance. Steve holds an Associates degree in Applied Science from the College of Staten Island and was a Certified Plant Maintenance Manager by the Association for Facilities Engineering.

Robert M. Beiner Kenilworth

Robert M. Beiner was appointed to the RVSA in February 2018. Mr. Beiner has been a resident of Kenilworth since 2002. Robert has been an active community volunteer sitting on various municipal Committees, County Boards and is currently a member of the Kenilworth Board of Education. Robert is a graduate of Rutgers University and holds a management position at a worldwide medical company.

John J. Tomaine Mountainside

John Tomaine was appointed to the RVSA in February 2014. John is the owner of John J. Tomaine LLC, a fidelity insurance and civil mediation consultancy. After over thirty-one years with the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies he retired as a Vice President in 2009. He is an attorney admitted in Connecticut and New Jersey and holds a Masters degree in diplomacy and international relations. John has been a member of the Mountainside Planning Board since 1991 and it's Chairperson since 1995.

Robert I. Rachlin Rahway

Robert ("Bob") Rachlin was appointed to the RVSA to fill an unexpired term in August 2014. Bob served as the Authority's Chairman in 2018. Bob has been a Rahway resident since 1987. Bob graduated from Rutgers College with a degree in Political Science. He served for ten years on the on the board of the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. He was a Rahway City Councilman from 1997 through 2012. He served as a Commissioner on the Union County Utilities Authority from 1999 to 2011. Bob is currently employed by the County of Union in the Department of Economic Development.

Loren Harms Roselle Park

Loren Harms was appointed to the RVSA in 2017 by the Borough of Roselle Park where he and his family have resided since 1973. Loren worked for the Elizabethtown Gas Company for 32 years as Manager of Construction and Maintenance, retiring in 2010. Loren was actively involved in many youth organizations in Roselle Park over the years including Cub Scouts Pack #155, Recreation Soccer and Wrestling, Youth Baseball and Softball, Pop Warner Football, and Softball for Special Needs Children. He served as a Councilman for 6 years from 2001-2007. He was a member of the Roselle Park Key Communicators, the Street Lighting Committee, and the Dads Club. Loren is presently serving his 9th year on the Roselle Park Board of Education and his 18th year on the Municipal Land Use Board.

Raymond Szpond Scotch Plains

Michael Furci Springfield

Michael was appointed to the RVSA in February 2013 and served as the Authority's Chairman in 2016. Michael and his family moved to Springfield in 1990. Since that time, Michael became active in the township. He presently sits on the Environmental Commission and the newly formed Flood Mitigation Committee. He also coached the Girls Travel Soccer Team for several years. Michael is environmentally conscious and is a member of several environmental organizations including Clean Ocean Action, the Highlands Coalition, and the Save Barnegat Bay Organization. Michael has been employed by the International Longshoreman's Association for more than 25 years where he is currently a Checker/Clerk.

Edward A. Gottko Westfield

Edward A. Gottko was appointed to the RVSA in April 2020. He is a graduate of Newark College of Engineering, with both a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Ed also obtained a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Kean University. Mr. Gottko retired from his position of Town Administrator for the Town of Westfield in 2000; and prior to that, worked as both the Town Engineer and Director of Public Works from 1979 to 1993. Previously, Ed was the Assistant City Engineer for the City of Bayonne. He joined Hatch Mott MacDonald (Killam Associates) in 2000, and became Vice President of Municipal Services until 2007. Mr. Gottko has worked as an Adjunct Professor at Kean University, Union County College, and NYU Graduate School. Currently, he is a lecturer for the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)/Local Technology Assistance Program (LTAP) at Rutgers University, and is also an Adjunct Professor at NJIT in the Construction Engineering Technology Program. He has served as a member of the National Board of Directors of the American Public Works Association, serving as National President of the Association from 2013 to 2014.

Michael J. Gelin, P.E., CME, CPWM Woodbridge

Michael Gelin was appointed to the RVSA in January 2017 by the Township of Woodbridge, where he and his family have resided since 2001. Michael graduated in 1997 from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Michael has since become a registered Professional Engineer, Certified Public Work Manager, Licensed C2 Collection System Operator, and Certified Municipal Engineer in the State of New Jersey. Michael has 22 years experience in civil engineering. He possesses an extensive knowledge in roadway design, structures, drainage analysis, traffic engineering and project coordination including design, bridge inspection, surveying, construction inspection, construction management, cost estimating, specification writing, condition assessment, and plan production. He has managed and led many engineering and construction projects to date and is versed in current construction and engineering practices, along with the Americans with Disabilities accessibility standards. He worked for the City of Newark for 16 years where he was Assistant Director before joining the Township of Woodbridge as the Municipal Engineer. Michael is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers, New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers and Institute for Transportation Research. He is currently serving as Chairman on the Municipal Land Use Board.