JERSEY CITY LANDMARKS CONSERVANCY Board Members
John J. Hallanan III
John Hallanan is a graduate of Saint Peter's Prep and a 2003 graduate of Saint Peter's College where he studied History and Political Science. After college, he joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corp. (JVC) and spent a year working as a volunteer organizer at a food bank outside Oakland, California.
After his term in the JVC, Hallanan enrolled in the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics (LSE) where he earned a Master's degree in City Design & Social Science. After graduating LSE, Hallanan returned to the United States and worked in public relations.
He joined the JCLC Board of Directors in 2006 and was elected vice-president in 2008. In addition to his work with JC Landmarks, Hallanan serves as vice-chairman of the Jersey City Historic Preservation Commission and is a law student at Rutgers School of Law-Newark.
Hallanan's goals include launching a capital campaign to raise money for historic preservation grants and educational outreach.
"It is truly an honor to serve Jersey City as its chief citizen-spokesman for historic preservation," says Hallanan. "And I'm looking forward to the challenges ahead."
Founding Board Member
Above Image: JCLC's very first logo in 1999; designed by Dennis Luzuriaga
JCLC Advisory Board
Rosalyn Browne, Communipaw Avenue Block Association (CABA)
Maureen Crowley, Embankment Preservation Coalition (EPC)
John Gomez, Founder and Past President of JCLC
Dianna Guadagnino, Past Board Member of JCLC
Cynthia Hadjiyannis, Esq., Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance
Daniel Levin, Founder, CivicJC
The Rev. Tom Murphy, Founding Board Member of JCLC
Joshua Parkhurst, Past President of JCLC
Leon Yost, Jersey City Planning Board Commissioner and Architectural Photographer
Ulana Zakalak, Zakalak Restoration Arts LLC
JC Landmarks was organized, founded and incorporated in 1999 by founders John Gomez, Charles Kessler, Joe Cosenza, Rene Escobar, Tom Murphy, Dan Frohwirth, and Joan Lovero.
Its very first mission: To save the iconic Powerhouse from impending demolition. The rest is preservation history!