Deal Lake Commission

Members For 2015

Don Brockel, Ocean, Chairman
Don NissimInterlaken, Vice-Chairman
Sue Henderson, Asbury Park
Bruce Fromer, Allenhurst, Treasurer
Erin Dolan, Loch Arbour, Secretary
Eric Houghtaling, Neptune, Assistant Treasurer
Elliot Chera, Deal

Commission Clerk – Jessie Joseph
Environmental Consultant – Dr. Stephen Souza, Princeton Hydro, LLC.
Engineer – Peter Avakian, Leon S. Avakian, Inc.
Attorney – Hunt Parry, Esq.
Web Master – Jason Taetsch


Our mission is to provide leadership, guidance and resources to preserve and restore Deal Lake and its tributaries as a healthy and stable ecosystem. By actively serving as stewards of Deal Lake and its Watershed, our goals include:

  • Educating the community, including our school children, to increase awareness and appreciation for the natural environment of the lake
  • Providing leadership concerning issues related to Deal Lake within and outside our community
  • Helping homeowners and public groups recognize and mindfully solve problems related to water quality, siltation, and lake restoration
  • Serving as the liaison between lakeside communities, County agencies, and the NJ DEP to implement a Regional Storm Water Management Plan
  • Proactively suggesting practical ideas to improve overall the environmental quality of properties through out the Deal Lake watershed


The Deal Lake Commission was chartered in 1974 by the seven towns surrounding Deal Lake.

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