For Immediate Release:
July 30, 2014
Freeholders recognize recycling award winners
Residents committed to keeping communities clean
TINTON FALLS, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognized three Monmouth County residents for being selected as New Jersey Clean Communities award recipients.
“Each of these residents has made a commitment to keep Monmouth County and New Jersey clean through recycling,” said Freeholder Serena DiMaso, liaison the County’s Reclamation Center. “It is important to take the time to give thanks to the people who recognize the value of recycling and make an effort to promote recycling in their communities.”
The Board presented certificates to Jill Pegosh, Andy Mathisen and Carl Bowles for their award winning efforts in recycling at their July 24 meeting.
Jill Pegosh received the Municipal Coordinator of the Year Award from the NJ Clean Communities Council. She was one of three recipients out of New Jersey’s 565 municipalities. Jill is a 28 year employee of Tinton Falls and currently serves as assistant to the Director of Public Works. She is a Certified Public Works Manager, Certified Recycling Professional and is the Clean Communities and Recycling Coordinator for Tinton Falls.
Andy Mathisen received an award for adopting the Red Bank Train Station. Andy was one of two recipients out of 161 NJ Transit rail station monitors. Andy has been an employee of NJ Transit for 12 years and currently serves as manager of telecommunication’s administration. Andy is the Red Bank Station Ambassador and cleans up litter as he commutes back and forth to his office each day. Deborah Dixon, Special Assistant to the Deputy Manager of NJ Transit Rail Operations, accepted the certificate on Andy’s behalf.
Carl Bowles received the NJ Clean Communities Public Works Award. Carl has been involved with public works for 31 years, 20 of them in Tinton Falls. Carl is the Past President of the NJ Chapter of the American Public Works Association, current member of the NJ Environmental Association, the NJ DEP Forestry Council and is Fire Commissioner for Tinton Falls District 1. Carl is a Certified Public Works Manager and a Certified Recycling Professional and is dedicated to promoting the recycling and clean communities programs to Department of Public Works statewide.
For information on how you can help keep your community clean through recycling, go to the Reclamation Center section of www.visitmonmouth.com.
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