Molly de Aguiar, Program Associate
One of the major benefits of moving to our new office space in the heart of downtown Morristown is that it offers us a chance to connect more easily with our friends and partners here, in addition to enjoying the hum of the neighborhood, which includes the shops and places to eat and the people out and about on the street. Morristown is a vibrant city with much to offer, including, now, a substantive focus on sustainability and livability for its residents and people like me who work here during the week.
At Dodge, we were pleased to hear the news that Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty recently created a Sustainability Office for the town, pledging a more “cohesive development strategy with sustainability as its centerpiece.” Doughtery appointed Paul Miller, who led the Morristown Partnership’s Step Ahead campaign, as the town’s first-ever Sustainability Coordinator.
This newly-created position will help Morristown expand and build upon its Sustainable Jersey efforts. In November of last year, Morristown was one of 34 towns to achieve Sustainable Jersey certification in the inaugural year of the program. For those not familiar with Sustainable Jersey, it is a comprehensive sustainability program for communities which offers a full suite of resources, like technical support and tool kits for participating municipalities. New Jersey is the first state in the nation to have a program of this kind.
We are looking forward to watching Morristown’s progress in its sustainability efforts.