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Meet The Team


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Melanie Thiel

Executive Director

O: (908) 689-4800

Colleen O'Neill

Executive Assistant ​

O: (908) 689-4800

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Daniel Hirshberg

Public Relations Consultant

O: (908) 507-2200  

Board of Directors

Executive Committee 

President: Dave Andersen, Buttzville Brewing

1st Vice President:  Dan Rossi, Get a Grip & More

2nd VP: Sean Spender, The Laughing Goat

Treasurer: Jeff Smith, Smith Motors

Secretary: Bob Valinsky, Resident Trustee 

Board of Directors

Dave Anderson, Buttzville Brewing

Dan Rossi, Get a Grip & More

Sean Spender, The Laughing Goat

Cynthia Valle, Hairmazing 

Dr. Nancy Grewal, West Washington Family Dentistry

Bob Valinski, Borough Resident

Scotty Cassels, Scotty's Stadium Club

Robert Lawkiel, Property Owner

Jeff Smith, Smith Motors

Chris Knoll, Knoll-DeVoe Funeral Home

Neil Schembre, Schembre & Gannon CPA

Dave Santini, David A. Santini CPA

Ethel Conry, Washington Borough Mayor

Sherri Musick, Washington Borough Council Person

When are Board of Director Meetings?

Board of Director meetings are held at the WBID office, 21 Belvidere Avenue, at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month with the the following exceptions: No meeting in July. No meeting in September. The February meeting is our annual Recognition Reception date. 

Meetings will be held via Zoom and in person until further notice. 


Board meetings are open to all members and the community as well, however if there is a particular item you would like to discuss and have added to the agenda, please notify the Executive Director or President in advance of the meeting. 

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