In accordance with the statute requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act, C.10:4-8 (d), listed below are the regularly scheduled
meetings of the Historic Preservation Commission of the Township of Woodbridge for 2019.  Location of each meeting is listed.

Meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. and continue until adjournment. 

  • January 4, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • February 1, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • March 1, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • April 5, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • May 3, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • June 7, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • July 26, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • August—None
  • September 6, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • October 4, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • November 1, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • December 6, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge

Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission

Woodbridge Township, New Jersey

Chartered 1669


Dolores Capraro Gioffre, Chair

Courtney Lowry, Vice- Chair/Treasurer
Kathy Jost-Keating, Secretary
Bruce Christensen
Wendi Rottweiler
Daniel D'Arcy
Jane Sinnott

Miguel Martin, Jr.

Frank Pelzman, Jr.
Alternates: Martin Genser, Kevin Rossi
Audrey LaPenta, Liaison, Historical Association of Woodbridge Township

​Brenda Yori Velasco, Township Historian

Our Mission: “To inform, 

educate advise and guide public officials and the community at large as an 
advocate for the preservation of the rich history of Woodbridge 

Our Vision: “Public officials 
and the Woodbridge community at large will understand the rich historical 
heritage of the community and become engaged in preserving 

Historic Markers

In 2008, the Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission began  placing Historic Markers on the various sites of historical significance in Woodbridge Township.  The program continues to recognize a number of sites each year, according to the funding available. 

Historic Tour Brochures

Beginning in 2009, the Historic

Preservation Commission, with a grant from the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, began a program of developing brochures which outline the historic sites in Woodbridge.  Beginning with Woodbridge proper, the Commission has completed three tours and is currently in the process of the fourth.  Tour brochures are available in a variety of locations throughout the township and may be viewed or downloaded on this site.


Latest News & Updates 

Congratulations to our 2019 7th grade Historic Essay contest winners! ​

Read the winning essays by clicking the below name links.

Nidhi Rajput, Avenel Middle School

Rida Nadeem, Colonia Middle School

Dwarakesh Baraneetharan, Fords Middle School

Vaidehi Kaila, Iselin Middle School

Anvita Sinha, Woodbridge MIddle School

Akshaya Karanam, St. James School

​​Upcoming Events

​Monday, October 28, 2019 -- Ghosts and Legends with Jeff Belanger presented by the Historical Association of Woodbridge Township (HAWT)
Time: 7:00pm; Location: Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC), 150 Avenel Street, Avenel, 07001

Award winning and Emmy nominated host, writer, and producer of the New England Legends Series on PBS, Jeff Belanger is a noted speaker and author of more than a dozen books on legends and paranormal phenomena. A natural born storyteller, he captures believers and skeptics with his spooky tales.
Due to limited seating, tickets are required and will be distributed on a first order basis.  Visit HAWT's Facebook page for ticket link.

Our Mission

The mission of the Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission shall be to carry out advisory, educational, and informational functions to promote historic preservation in the Township; prepare a survey of historic sites of the Township; make recommendations to the Planning Board on the historic preservation plan and the implications for preservation of historic sites; advise the Planning Board and the Board of Adjustment on applications for development; and advise the Planning Board of the inclusion of historic sites in the recommended improvement program.​​