Dorian Dale serves as a designated representative for Suffolk County Executive and Commission Member Steven Bellone. He is the director of sustainability and chief recovery officer for Suffolk County. In his latest assignment, Dale is at the nexus of all issues related to the recovery—including hazard mitigation grants for infrastructure, the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program, and the Fire Island to Montauk Plan (FIMP)—that is set to be implemented by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He is a core staffer on Suffolk County’s Water Quality Task Force, which is top priority of the administration of County Executive Steven Bellone. Dale is co-architect, along with the county executive, of Long Island Green Homes, the first operational residential property-assessed clean energy (PACE) program in the country. Dale was named the Eighth Citi Distinguished Fellow, New York University Stern School of Business. While at the University of Pennsylvania, he served as a director for the original Earth Day in 1970 and, more recently, on the planning committee of the Urban Sustainability Directors Network.
Andrew P. Freleng
Andrew Freleng serves as a designated representative for Suffolk County Executive and Commission Member Steven Bellone. As chief planner in the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning, Freleng oversees the Regulatory Review Unit that analyzes zoning and subdivision referrals on behalf of the Suffolk County Planning Commission. The unit also staffs the Suffolk County Council on Environmental Quality, which is responsible for reviewing the environmental ramifications of all actions of the county. Freleng is currently the vice chair of the Central Pine Barrens Credit Clearinghouse and a former member of the Board of Directors of the New York Planning Federation. Prior to coming to Suffolk County, he served as chief planner for the Town of Southampton and prior to that, as chief environmental planner for H2M Group, an engineering, architecture and planning firm. In 1999, Freleng was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Village of Port Jefferson after serving three years on its Planning Board. He served as trustee until 2003. As trustee, he was responsible for the Conservation Advisory Council, Parks Department, the Department of Public Safety and served as advisor to the Board of Trustees on matters such as SEQRA, waterfront and stormwater issues. Freleng holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Long Island University - Southampton College and a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Management from Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus. In 1990, he was accepted into the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
Devon Higgins serves as a designated representative for Town of Riverhead Supervisor and Commission Member Yvette Aguiar. Check back soon for Higgins' bio.
Sarah Lansdale serves as a designated representative for Suffolk County Executive and Commission Member Steven Bellone. She is the director of the Division of Planning and Environment in the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning.
Daniel P. McCormick
Daniel P. McCormick, Esq., has served as deputy town attorney for the Town of Riverhead since July of 2007 and is the designated representative for Riverhead Town Supervisor and Commission Member Yvette Aguiar. McCormick is a former Suffolk County assistant district attorney, former Islip Town assistant town attorney and former Brookhaven Town assistant town attorney. He has extensive municipal law experience and municipal code enforcement experience. McCormick also has served as counsel to the Riverhead Town Storm Water Management Office in the Riverhead Town Engineering Department from December 2007 to the present, a position that includes extensive interaction with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Emily Pines serves as a designated representative for Town of Brookhaven Supervisor and Commission Member Ed Romaine. Pines has served since 2016 as Chief of Staff and Special Counsel for the Town of Brookhaven. A graduate with distinction from Hofstra University School of Law, where she was granted the first award for Scholarship and Service to the school, Pines began her legal career in Albany as Staff Counsel for the New York State Public Service Commission, appearing on behalf of the Commission in administrative proceedings involving environmental matters. She subsequently served as Senior Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Commercial Division of the New York City Law Department, where she was named Municipal Attorney of the year by the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals in 1983; Bureau Chief of the Municipal Law Division of The Suffolk County Department of Law; Deputy County Attorney; and Town Attorney for the Town of Brookhaven. In 1999, she was appointed and then elected to the Sixth District Court, and in 2001, she was elected to New York State Supreme Court. In 2006, Pines was appointed to the Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, where she still serves as a member.
Janice Scherer serves as a designated representative for Southampton Town Supervisor and Commission Member Jay Schneiderman. She is the Town Planning & Development Administrator for the Town of Southampton. She has served for the town in various capacities since 2003, including on the town’s Sustainability Committee, Dark Skies Committee and newly-established Water Quality Advisory Committee. Prior to her work for the town, Scherer worked for the Town of Smithtown and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Janice’s educational background in environmental science/biological science applications is from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry program and Syracuse University. In her spare time, Scherer serves on the Board of Directors for the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, is a planning advisor to the Lake Agawam Conservancy and co-chairs the Downtown Revitalization Committee for the Town of Riverhead.
Martin E. Shea
Martin Shea serves as a designated representative for Southampton Town Supervisor and Commission Member Jay H. Schneiderman. He is the chief environmental planner for the Southampton Town Environment Division in the town’s Department of Land Management.