Posted July 26, 2021
On Wednesday, July 28th, Lester Taylor will speak at the Jersey Water Works 2021 Membership Meeting entitled Different Perspectives, New Opportunities, Win-Win Solutions.
Other esteemed speakers will join Lester to discuss important water infrastructure issues. Specifically, the meeting will highlight how Jersey Water Works, and its members, serve as a platform to foster new opportunities, connections, and win-win solutions to New Jersey’s toughest water challenges. New Jersey’s potential share of federal funds can propel the state’s water infrastructure into a resilient, innovative, and effective water future.
The program will feature comments from the Jersey Water Works Honorary Chairs – firm Founder and Former New Jersey Governor James J. Florio, Governor Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Jane Kenny of the Whitman Strategy Group, and Mark Mauriello of Edgewood Properties.
U.S. Senator Cory Booker will then introduce the panel in which Lester is the moderator. The panelists, with different perspectives in the water sector, will offer their personal and professional insights. Among them are Ed Potosnak – Executive Director at New Jersey League of Conservation Voters; Jose Amarante – Free Streets and Rivers Advisory Board Member; Christine Ballard – Principal Engineer, Client Service Leader at CDM Smith; and Senator Linda Greenstein – New Jersey’s 14th Legislative District.
Following this panel discussion, there will be several breakout sessions to discuss Paying for Water Infrastructure, Community Driven Infrastructure Decision Making, Water Map and the Power of Data, and Combined Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Solutions.
The meeting will take place from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. For more information or to register, please click here.
About Jersey Water Works
The urgency of the water infrastructure problem in New Jersey’s older cities and towns cannot be overstated. Water systems in some areas are more than 100 years old, with pipes that leak or break, and cannot handle the increasing volume that comes with successful urban revitalization. New Jersey’s water infrastructure needs $25 billion in upgrades over the next 20 years.
Jersey Water Works is a collaborative effort of many diverse organizations and individuals who embrace the common purpose of transforming New Jersey’s inadequate water infrastructure by investing in sustainable, cost-effective solutions that provide communities with clean water and waterways; healthier, safer neighborhoods; local jobs; flood and climate resilience; and economic growth.
About Lester Taylor
Lester Taylor is a Partner at Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor. He represents counties, municipalities, and boards of education throughout New Jersey in matters related to general counsel services, litigation, labor, employment, and redevelopment. Lester served as Mayor of the City of East Orange, NJ, from 2014-2017. He has received numerous awards and recognition from various civic organizations and often volunteers to speak with students on the importance of education and developing leadership skills. Currently, Lester serves on the Board of Trustees of the Montclair State University Foundation, the Board of Three Doctors Foundation, the Board of the United Way of Greater Newark, the Board of Sustainable Jersey, and the Board of Jersey Water Works. Lester graduated from Montclair State University and Howard University School of Law.
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