Dorothy Giamboi has been a resident of Metuchen for over thirty years. A now-retired medical technologist in the Hematology Lab at JFK Medical Center, she raised two sons (and a few shihtzus) in the borough, and quickly became an active member of the Metuchen community. Since 2011, Dorothy has served on the Borough Council, and has served as the Council’s liaison to the Metuchen Chamber of Commerce, the Development Commission, Municipal Alliance/Youth Services Board, and currently as a liaison to the Shade Tree Commission, the Environmental Commission, and the Senior Citizen Commission. Since 2013, she has served as Chairwoman of the Peter Barnes Wildlife Preserve Commission, collaborating with Edison and South Plainfield to maintain and improve the preserve.

Dorothy has spearheaded numerous environmental initiatives, including a Memorial Tree program that encourages residents to plant trees in memory of loved ones or to mark other significant life events, and has helped to secure numerous grants for environmental causes, including $25,000 to provide composters to interested residents, as well as grants from Sustainable Jersey and the National Park Service. She was named Sustainability Hero of the Month for September 2015 by Sustainable Jersey. Initiated stop sign installation at resident’s request on Connor & Edith, Maple & W. Chestnut Streets for safety of school children and other pedestrians. Whether you know her or not (though if you live in Metuchen, you probably do), you can thank Dorothy for helping to keep the community’s environment safe, healthy, and thriving for years to come.