Berkeley Heights resident Leonard Berkowitz was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Association of NJ Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) at the organization’s 39th annual Environmental Congress on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Middlesex County College, the environmental group announced in a press release.
A retired technology vice president for the Exxon Chemical Company, Berkowitz studied chemical engineering at Polytechnic University and MIT. For the last four years, he has co-chaired the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission, a commission he has been a member of for 12. He is also leader of Berkeley Heights' Green Team, which helped the town achieve silver certification in the Sustainable Jersey program.
The ANJEC press release also notes he He is also a board member of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, treasurer of the Helen and William Mazer Foundation, a member of the Rockefeller University Council, the MIT Educational Council, and an emeritus member of the Industrial Research Institute. He is a member of the Patent Bar and a former adjunct professor at Polytechnic University where he taught graduate courses in Technology Management and intellectual property.
In addition to Berkowitz, ANJEC reports they gained five new trustees in the election, including: Renee Resky of Livingston, Nick D’Ambrosio of Montclair Township, Thomas Gibbons of Jersey City, Liti Haramaty of East Brunswick Township, and Kenneth Miller of Newark. Trustees who were reelected to additional three-year terms include Chris Allyn of Harding Township, Cliff Lundin of Andover Township, Gary Szelc of Fanwood and Cinny MacGonagle of Bethlehem Township.
ANJEC members also elected Nelson Dittmar, Jr. of Cranford Township to a second two-year term as president of the Board of Trustees. Nancy Tindall of Allentown was reelected Vice President of Operations for 2012-2013 and Marion McClary of West Milford Township accepted the office of Secretary.
ANJEC is a statewide nonprofit organization supporting local environmental commissions and municipal officials in their efforts to protect the environment and preserve natural resources in their communities. For more information about ANJEC visit www.anjec.org.