Hamilton Congratulates Environmental Award Recipient
The 2017 Hamilton Township Environmental Award Recipient doesn’t make a difference just in Hamilton. Rather, its positive impact on the environment and in protecting water quality can be felt across the entire state.
Recently, Mayor Kelly Yaede and Hamilton’s Environmental Commission honored the Hamilton-based non-profit, theAssociation of Environmental Authorities, as their award program recipient for the year of 2017.
The Association of Environmental Authorities (AEA), which has been headquartered in Hamilton for the past 30 years, represents 87 governmental agencies – including Hamilton’s Department of Water Pollution Control – as well as privately owned businesses/utilities that provide water, wastewater and solid waste services in every county across the state. Hamilton Township recognized the association due to its many efforts to provide support to both the community, and its other members in various issues regarding solid waste, infrastructure, legislation, education and management.
“Thanks to its efforts to protect water quality, not only in our community, but across the entire state, the Association of Environmental Authorities was a most worthy recipient for this award,” says Mayor Kelly Yaede. “To have an organization like this, located in our hometown, is certainly fitting when one considers our Municipal Government and our Environmental Commission’s numerous efforts to protect our local environment and our local streams and waterways.”
“As we continue the mission to support our member organization who work tirelessly to provide water, wastewater and solid waste services to citizens all across New Jersey, we are honored and humbled to receive this award,”Peggy Gallos, Executive Director of the AEA. “We would like to thank Mayor Kelly Yaede and Hamilton’s Environmental Commission for this recognition; and we look forward to continue our work with the Hamilton Township Department of Water Pollution Control Director Carrie Feuer and the entire staff there to assist it in meeting the needs of its customers.”
Started in 2016, Hamilton’s Environmental Awards program seeks to promote environmental sustainability efforts by recognizing the people and projects that are working to improve Hamilton’s local environment. Hamilton-based businesses, non-profit agencies, residents, schools, students or governmental agencies that have either fully implemented or completed a project or program within the township that has improved sustainability or our environment are eligible for consideration.
Nominations for the award’s program are submitted to Hamilton’s Environmental Commission – the Township’s volunteer advisory board which assists the Municipal Government in researching and utilizing open space parcels, protecting existing environmental resources in the community, performing administrative reviews of development applications, as well as organizing events, initiatives, stream cleanups and other programs that protect Hamilton’s local environmental.
Residents can learn more about Hamilton’s Environmental Commission, its initiatives, and about Hamilton’s Environmental Awards Program at HamiltonNJ.com/Environment
Hamilton recently honored the Association of Environmental Authorities (AEA) as its Environmental Award Program Recipient for the year of 2017. The program seeks to promote environmental sustainability efforts by recognizing the people and projects that are working to improve Hamilton’s local environment. Pictured in the photo (left to right) are Hamilton Environmental Commission Secretary Sabrina Bowling, Karen Burris of the AEA, Environmental Commission Vice-Chair Clinton Griggs, AEA Executive Director Peggy Gallos, Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede, Environmental Commission Member Haig Kasabach, and Hamilton Director of Water Pollution Control Carrie Feuer.