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Council Members (As of February 10, 2021)

The Chairman of the Council is Hon. John A. Sweeney, Florence (Appointed by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, term expires February 1, 2026), Assignment Judge of Burlington County from 2000 until his retirement in 2008. A graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, Judge Sweeney previously served a term in the New Jersey General Assembly, was Chief Counsel to Governor Florio, and later Director of the Division of Gaming Enforcement. Appointed to the bench in 1992, Judge Sweeney served in the Family, Civil, and Criminal Divisions and General Equity Part in the Burlington Vicinage, before being selected as Assignment Judge. He is currently on the Board of Trustees of Virtua Health System and practices mediation and arbitration in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area with a Mount Holly law firm;

E-Mail: Telephone: (609) 864-1437

Other Council Members include:

David Fiore, Newton (Appointment by Assembly Minority Leader John Bramnick, term expires February 1, 2022) Upon entering the workforce he started his career in the construction industry as an electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 102 and was later elevated to a project management position with a large electrical contracting firm managing electrical construction projects in New Jersey. In 2000 he transitioned into a leadership position with IBEW Local 102 as a Business Representative and Treasurer of the organization. During his time with IBEW Local 102 he was appointed by the Morris County Freeholders Board to the Morris, Sussex, Warren Workforce Development Board on which he served for several years before stepping down and has been actively involved with municipal, county and state government in an effort to protect and grow the construction economy in NJ. He currently sits as a trustee on the Local 102 Pension, Surety and Welfare funds, committee member on the NJ Subcommittee of the Northeastern Apprenticeship and Training Program, heads up an Annual Local 102 Charity Event raising money for various local charitable organizations and presently works as the Assistant Business Manager and Treasurer of IBEW Local 102.

E-Mail: Telephone: (201) 563-4049

Robert Landolfi, North Arlington (Appointment by Speaker of the General Assembly Asm. Craig Coughlin, term expires February 1, 2022) Mr. Landolfi graduated with an MPA from Rutgers University and worked for 41 years in the New Jersey public sector until retirement in 2018. Most of that time as a municipal business administrator the last 14 in Woodbridge Township. In addition, Mr Landolfi was very active in the municipal self insurance movement and among other positions chaired the state wide MEL. He was also certified and served as a redevelopment executive director.

E-Mail: Telephone: (732) 439-3047

Jack Tarditi, Haddonfield (Appointed by Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, term expires February 1, 2022), Vice Chair of the Council, a Managing Director of Conner Strong Companies, LLC, Marlton, NJ. A graduate of Lycoming College, with an MBA from Drexel University, Mr. Tarditi served in the municipal government of Haddonfield for over 27 years, as Borough Commissioner (1978 - 2005) and Mayor (1981 - 1997). He was also Co-chair and Member of the Legislative Committee of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities and President of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors. He currently serves on the boards of many private, public and community service organizations;

E-Mail: Telephone: (856) 552-4792

Victor R. McDonald, III, Hamilton (Appointed by Senate Minority Leader Thomas H. Kean, Jr., term expires February 1, 2022), is the person who conceived of the Council on Local Mandates as the mechanism for enforcing state mandate - state pay; micromanaged drafting the State Mandate - State pay constitutional amendment and the enabling legislation creating the council; and shepherded both through the Senate.  He initiated the first mass elimination of unfunded state mandates through the enactment of the bipartisan "Omnibus State Mandate Relief Act" (P.L. 1995, c.259).  During his 31 years of  service with the New Jersey Legislature, Mr. McDonald worked extensively on local government issues.  He was elected to the Hamilton Township (Mercer County) Charter Study Commission (1973-74).  Mr. McDonald has both a B.A. in political science and M.A. in public administration from Rider College.

E-Mail:  Telephone: (609) 587-6598

Vacant (Appointee of Governor Phil Murphy, term expires February 1, 2023).

Nancy Brown, Belvidere (Appointed by Governor Phil Murphy, term expires February 1, 2023), A graduate of County College of Morris and Centenary College with degrees in Business Administration, her career focused on working with two NJ members of the General Assembly, in bank management, and various business related positions before retiring in 2013. Ms. Brown previously served as a member of Common Council, Hackettstown for 12 ½ years from 1995 to 2007. She has served in various community leadership roles such as President of the Hackettstown Area Chamber of Commerce, Hackettstown Hospital Foundation and the Warren County Community College Foundation. Currently, she serves as a member of the Warren County Community College Board of Trustees, as a leader with several church and other community NGOS organizations.

E-Mail:  Telephone: (908) 246-1819

Robert R. Pacicco, Leonia (Appointed by Governor Phil Murphy, term expires February 1, 2023), is married to Katherine for 36 years, and has three children, Danielle, Rob & Stephen. He is a Fourth Degree Knight with St. John's Parish in Leonia. He is President of Pacicco & Company, and Claudelle, LLC. Elected Councilman, Mayor & School Board Trustee in the Borough of Leonia. Served on The Bergen County Charter Study Commission, and elected to the Board of  NJ League of Municipalities. Recognized for his work establishing the MS Comprehensive Care Center at Holy Name Hospital. Cited by the National Association of the Physically Handicapped as an Honorary Member for his work in establishing New Horizons in Bergen County. For his many years of support, he was made an Honorary Chief of the Leonia Volunteer Fire Department. He served on the Leonia Planning Board & Board of Adjustment for many years. Inducted into the State of New Jersey Elected Officials Hall of Fame (2010). Currently Robert Pacicco serves on the Bergen County New Bridge Medical Center, serving as an Officer & Trustee. BCNBMC is the fourth largest public hospital in the USA with over 1100 beds. He was recently appointed by the Mayor of Leonia  to the Economic Development Committe (2016). Robert was educated at Boston College & St. Peter's University, graduating cum laude. He now looks with great enthusiasm towards this new appointment to the NJ State Council on Local Mandates. He is thankful for the bipartisan appointment process by the Governor in conjunction with the State Legislature. 

E-Mail: Telephone: (201) 947-6689


Robert R. Salman, Esq., Marlboro (Appointed by Governor Phil Murphy, term expires February 1, 2023), served as Inspector General for the New Jersey Department of Transportation from January, 2002 to June, 2010.  He also was an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School from 1995 to 1998 teaching a course in persuasive legal writing.  Mr. Salman is also currently serving as a public arbitrator for FINRA.  After graduating from Columbia College and Columbia Law School with honors Mr. Salman began his legal career as an associate at the law firm of Proskauer Rose.  Next he served as an Assistant Corporation Council for the city of New York in the Appeals Bureau.  Thereafter he spent 18 years at Phillips Nizer as a litigator, serving several years on the firms executive committee.  Next Mr. Salman was a senior litigation partner at Reavis and McGrath and Carter, Ledyard and Milburn. After these positions Bob founded his own law firm of Phillips & Salman.  He then went back to the large law firm world as a senior litigation partner at Duane Morris until he joined the McGreevey administration.

E-Mail: Telephone: (732) 536-9078