Christie’s Meadowlands chief named

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Hunterdon County Republican Marcia Karrow was named the new executive director of the Meadowlands Commission today by Gov. Chris Christie, according to a report in The Record.

A former state senator, assemblywoman, freeholder, and mayor of Raritan Twp., Karrow has a considerable amount of governmental experience. She most recently headed a transition team examining the DEP for governor-elect Christie.

The transition report contained strong-worded rebuke of the department. The Record summarizes thusly: “Supporters (of the report) said it was a badly needed overhaul of a bloated agency that drives business out of the state. Critics said the report was destructive and would only benefit developers and polluters.”

Karrow will succeed Bob Ceberio, who is retiring Dec. 31.

In 2009, Karrow was appointed to U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance’s (R-Lebanon) state senate seat when he left for Washington D.C.

She was defeated in the Republican primary by state Sen. Mike Doherty (R-Washington Twp.).

The Meadowlands Commission is a zoning authority for a 14-town district that operates outside of DEP regulation.

The big ticket item Karrow will deal with immediately will be the former EnCap landfills, which are scheduled to be sealed in two years. A plan detailing what can and cannot be built on the seven landfills will be decided next year.


Christie’s Meadowlands chief named