Governmental Affairs and Community Relations

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Governmental Affairs and Community Relations is to enhance and promote, through continued relationship building on all levels of government and engagement within our communities, the strategic initiatives and programs of Brookdale Community College. The office serves as the primary avenue of contact with government officials, policy makers and community stakeholders.

Contact Us

Ed Johnson, Executive Director (732) 224-2899
Michelle Stathum, Confidential Administrator (732) 224-2705

Governmental Affairs and Community Relations
Brookdale Administrative Center (parking lot 3)
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, New Jersey 07738

Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5 PM

Request Community Sponsorship

Support of community events and service programs is an important component of Brookdale’s community commitment; find out more about what we offer, and request support.

Click here to “Request Community Sponsorship.”

How do you Engage?

We encourage Brookdalians to engage in community & professional development opportunities: please share the civic engagement activities or community organizations in which you are involved!

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News and Updates

Working to enhance and promote Brookdale’s strategic initiatives and programs on all levels of government and within our regional communities.

Here is some of what we have been working on…


  • CCOG/CCIG: Planning Grant Award Implementation
  • League of Women Voters’ Congressional District #4 Debate @ Lincroft Campus
  • Community Media Engagement @ BCC Regional Sites
  • Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner
  • NJ Transit Bus Service @ Hazlet Center
  • Shared Services Agreement with Middletown Township
  • Brookdale Innovation Incubator Initiative
  • Civic Information Consortium Project @ Long Branch



A4334 / S2870  Authorizes county sheriff to appoint Class Three special law enforcement officer to provide security at county community college or vocational school – Status: Introduced in Assembly & Senate referred to Committees

A2653 / S2059  Commits $3 million from Supplemental Workforce Fund for Basic Skill to NJ Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development – Status: Assembly referred (+) out of Committee / Senate referred to Committee

A598 / S1815  Directs Secretary of Higher Education to establish performance-based funding plans for public institutions of higher education – Status: Introduced in Assembly & Senate referred to Committees

A1890 / S869  Permits establishment by county and four-year institutions of higher education of three plus one degree programs for receipt of baccalaureate degree after spending three years at county college and one year at senior institution – Status: Assembly referred (+) out of Committee / Approved Senate 2/1/18

A3237 / S2516  Establishes “New Jersey Higher Education Funding Formula Commission” – Status: Assembly referred to Committee / Senate referred (+) out of Committee

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