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Hoboken's LGBTQ+ Liaison

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Hoboken's LGBTQ+ Liaison

Laura Knittel currently serves as the LGBTQ+ liaison between the Hoboken community and the City of Hoboken. She was appointed to the liaison position that was created by Mayor Ravi Bhalla in August, 2018. In this volunteer role, Knittel has served as a resource for the public to raise concerns related to the LGBTQ+ community.

Laura was instrumental in initiating Hoboken’s first ever Pride Month events in 2018 to coincide with Pride Month celebrations in Hudson County. In 2019, Laura helped organized Hoboken’s second annual Pride Month celebration, themed “Pride Without Prejudice.” The week-long celebration emphasized the “importance of diversity, making the Hoboken community stronger and more accepting of all individuals and their contributions to society.”

Working with Migdalia Pagan-Milano in the Hoboken Office of Constituent Services, the City also painted, for the first time ever, rainbow crosswalks outside of City Hall to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

Members of the public may contact Laura at laura.knittel@hoboken.bccls.org.

Hoboken's LGBTQ+ Liaison

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Hoboken's LGBTQ+ Liaison

Laura Knittel currently serves as the LGBTQ+ liaison between the Hoboken community and the City of Hoboken. She was appointed to the liaison position that was created by Mayor Ravi Bhalla in August, 2018. In this volunteer role, Knittel has served as a resource for the public to raise concerns related to the LGBTQ+ community.

Laura was instrumental in initiating Hoboken’s first ever Pride Month events in 2018 to coincide with Pride Month celebrations in Hudson County. In 2019, Laura helped organized Hoboken’s second annual Pride Month celebration, themed “Pride Without Prejudice.” The week-long celebration emphasized the “importance of diversity, making the Hoboken community stronger and more accepting of all individuals and their contributions to society.”

Working with Migdalia Pagan-Milano in the Hoboken Office of Constituent Services, the City also painted, for the first time ever, rainbow crosswalks outside of City Hall to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

Members of the public may contact Laura at laura.knittel@hoboken.bccls.org.

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Does the Shade Tree Commission have a list of trees that they recommend for planting? View the approved list of tree species.

Who should trim the tree in front of my house? Please contact David Calamoneri.

I know of a tree that I believe is dying or is dangerous, who should I contact? Please contact David Calamoneri.

How do I become a volunteer for the Shade Tree Commission? Please contact Peter Bakarich III.

How do I apply to be a commissioner on the Shade Tree Commission? Submit an application for appointment to citizen advisory boards and commissions.

When does the Hoboken Shade Tree commission meet? Click here to view the meeting dates for 2015.

What are the benefits and reasons for planting trees in Hoboken? Read about 13 Reasons to plant trees.

How can I find out info on the tree(s) on my Street? View the Hoboken Tree Inventory.

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