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In-Person Membership Meeting: Lead-Free NJ and Jersey Water Works

July 12, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

Join Us on July 12, 2023

2023 Annual Membership Meeting

Rutgers University, New Brunswick
College Avenue Student Center
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (Doors open at 8:30 a.m.)

Registered already and driving to the meeting? To park at Rutgers, please register your car using this link. Parking is available in the following locations:

  1. College Avenue Parking Deck, 622 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  2. Parking Lot 20, New Brunswick, NJ 08933

Parking and directions

Public Transportation: The New Brunswick train station is less than one mile from the College Ave Student Center.

We invite you to attend the Lead-Free NJ and Jersey Water Works joint Membership Meeting. The joint meeting provides opportunities to connect, exchange updates, and advance the conversation about the state’s water infrastructure and the need for statewide holistic lead remediation. Don’t miss this chance to engage with other water leaders, advocates, decision-makers, and community champions and to connect with a network of people and organizations striving to make New Jersey lead-free. We hope to see you there!

All are welcome! You do not need to be a member to attend. There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is required. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Final Agenda Items include:

Welcome remarks:

  • Stephen Marks, Town of Kearny and Jersey Water Works Steering Committee Member
  • Rashan Prailow, THINK Group and Lead-Free NJ Co-Chair
  • Dr. Helmut Zarbl, Ph.D., Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute
  • Olivia Glenn, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 Office; NY, NJ, PR, USVI, and Eight Indian Nations

Three breakout sessions hosted by the JWW and LFNJ committees:

  • Asset Management and Finance and Smart Combined Sewer Overflows
  • Climate Resilience and Green Infrastructure
  • Lead-Free NJ Joint Steering and Advocacy Committee (open to all)

Mini-keynote presentations: 

  • Holistic Approaches to Eliminating Lead Poisoning: Kelvin Boddy, Housing and Community Development Network of NJ
  • The Power of Community Owned and Managed Research to Identify and Address Lead Hazards: Anthony Diaz, Newark Water Coalition
  • Green Infrastructure: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are Going: Chris Obropta, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program
  • Water Sector Utilities as Community Anchors: Lessons Learned from 33 Years of Service: Rick Dovey, Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA)
  • Aligning Our Actions: Celebrating Progress and Articulating Next Steps: Debbie Mans, TWENTYTWENTY public affairs
  • General Session Questions/Answers Moderator: Nicole Miller, Jersey Water Works Co-chair, moderator

Multiple networking opportunities for members to connect.

We are proud to announce that the 2023 joint membership meeting is hosted by Rutgers Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOSHI).


July 12, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT


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