Awards are for Sustainability, Municipal Engineering &Communications
The City of Jersey City was awarded the “Collaboration Award” from the Sustainable Jersey organization. The Collaboration Award recognizes a municipality that worked in partnership to implement a program or project. This award recognizes that many sustainability issues must be addressed on a regional scale or require the pooled resources of more than one partner.
The panel awarded the award to Jersey City for partnering with several entities (City Green, Washington Park Association, the Jersey City Food Co-op, and Garden State Urban Farms) to actively address food system issues by amending ordinances to allow local food production and sales, establishing and promoting a community gardening program (Adopt-A-Lot), developing a demonstration rain garden, and supporting the school gardening program.
The New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers presented the award for “Engineer of the Year” to Chuck F. Lee. P.E, City Engineer of Jersey City. In selecting Mr. Lee, the Society noted his “outstanding contributions to the profession of municipal engineering . . . that are transforming the stateâ€™s second largest city.”
Jersey City was also awarded “Best Print Media” by the Rutgersâ€™ Center for Government Services for its entry which included the first comprehensive book on the Municipal Budget. Last year, the City of Jersey City received the Best Municipal Public Information award from Rutgers for its print, website and social media outreach.
“The residents of Jersey City should be proud of their leaders and their professionalism in municipal government who are continually striving to make Jersey City a greater place to live, work and raise a family,” said
Mayor Healy. The residents of Jersey City should be proud of their leaders in municipal
government who are continually striving to make Jersey City a greater place to
live, work and raise a family,â€ said Mayor Healy.Â â€œIt is even greater when those municipal
leaders are recognized amongst their peers as some of the best at what they
do.Â To this yearâ€™s award winners â€“ Keep up the good work!â€