Amanda J Nesheiwat
An environmental activist, Amanda is passionate about sustainable development and climate change. Amanda is not only the Environmental Coordinator for the Town of Secaucus, she is also the Commissioner and Chairwoman of Secaucus’ Environmental Committee. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Environmental Science. Additionally, she has certifications in Leadership for Sustainability and Urban Sustainability Project Management and she is currently taking a course at Rutgers to become a Certified Recycling Professional.
In addition to her duties in Secaucus, Amanda is also a UN Representative for the Foundation for Post Conflict Development. She was a youth delegate in conferences such as the United Nations framework Convention on Climate Change.
She has received the 2014 United Nations ATOP International Day of Peace Award for her work in Environmental Sustainability. She was listed as one of Hudson County’s 2015, 50 Most Influential People. She was Sustainable Jersey’s Sustainability Hero for the month of November 2014 and she received the North Jersey Young Environmental Innovator Award for 2015.
In 2012, Amanda was instrumental in obtaining Secaucus Bronze Level Certification and in 2014 we were awarded our current Silver Level Certification with Sustainable Jersey.
An avid kayaker and long-time volunteer with the Hackensack Riverkeeper, Lynn has a thorough understanding of the environmental issues affecting the Hackensack River watershed and the Meadowlands. Honored as Hackensack Riverkeeper’s Volunteer of the Year for 2014, she is particularly concerned with clean water and illegal dumping in areas close to the Hackensack River and Penhorn Creek. She has organized private and corporate cleanup efforts adjacent to and along the waterfront. Working closely with Secaucus’ Department of Public Works, she and her teams of volunteers have cleaned up areas generally off the beaten track in Secaucus that are in need of attention.
She is a member of the Secaucus’ Environmental Committee and works closely with Amanda on a daily basis.
Please call Lynn at 201 330-2000 if you are aware of an area in town that could use a little TLC!