Municipal Alliance Committee


The mission for the Township of North Brunswick Municipal Alliance Committee is to assist in eradicating the use of marijuana with coordinated efforts through education and expansion of public awareness to reduce marijuana use through community events and programs.

The vision of the Municipal Alliance Committee is to provide education on the dangers and misuse of marijuana.

The Municipal Alliance Committee receives grant funding which is utilized to provide substance abuse education and prevention programs to the community and all schools throughout the district.

In February, the Municipal Alliance hosts a three part Women’s & Men’s Mentorship/Leadership Series for students at Linwood Middle School and North Brunswick Township High School. The program is sponsored through funding by the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse and the Committee, with support from Mayor Francis Womack III and the Township Council.

Residents are encouraged to check the DPRCS Facebook page for upcoming program information for the 2020-2021 grant year to be announced in the beginning of October 2020. Resident participation is encouraged.. For any questions, email Lou Ann Benson. The committee meets the third Wednesday of each month.


Twyla Paige
Pete Clark
Christine DeMuro
Seeta Jones
NBTPD Detective
Joan Kruzik
Liz LaVielle
Rajesh Mehta
Laura Pelszynski
Carla Scarturro
Gina Tischio
Diana Whalen
Craig Yetsko
Dr. Brian Zychowski
Schools Superintendent
Councilwoman Amanda Guadagnino
Council Liaison
Lou Ann Benson
Municipal Alliance Coordinator
Charoulla Castanos-Beaton
Middlesex County Coordinator

The North Brunswick Township Municipal Alliance Committee donated books to support the North Brunswick Domestic Violence Response Team.

Councilwoman Amanda Guadagnino, Council Liaison to the Committee, along with Committee members Christine DeMuro, Pete Clark and Rajesh Mehta presented books to Cyndi Baumgartner and Melanie Paccillo of the Domestic Violence Response Team.