Env. Com. Chair Reece Named “Sustainability Hero”

Posted on March 21, 2016

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Freehold Director Patricia Walsh (left) presents Montgomery Twp. Env. Com. Chair Mary Reece (right) with a citation from Somerset County on March 8th recognizing her sustainability efforts. Ms. Reece was named the February “Sustainability Hero” by Sustainable Jersey.

Montgomery’s own Mary M. Reece, Ed.D. was honored as the “February 2016 Sustainability Hero” by Sustainable Jersey  (http://www.sustainablejersey.com/).  Mary is the chair of the Montgomery Township Environmental Commission and Sustainable Montgomery. She is also the secretary of the Montgomery Friends of Open Space.  She serves in many other leadership roles in her career as an education professional.  She is the director of special projects at the Foundation for Educational Administration (FEA), which is the professional development division of the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Associations (NJPSA).

Through her leadership and hard work at the municipal and school level, Mary is moving New Jersey toward a brighter future. Her commitment to the community encompasses the three interrelated components of sustainability: the environment, the economy and social equity.

Sustainable Jersey for Schools connection: Mary is the chair of the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Leadership and Capacity Building Task Force. This task force works on actions that help schools create goals for a more sustainable future and develops indicators to track progress towards these goals. In addition, the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Associations (NJPSA) is a founding partner of the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program.

Sustainable Jersey connection: As the chair of Sustainable Montgomery, Mary led her green team to achieve Sustainable Jersey certification for Montgomery Township in 2009, the first year of the Sustainable Jersey program.

Congratulations to Mary for being recognized for all her superb sustainability efforts over many years!

To read her full profile on the Sustainable Jersey website, go to http://www.sustainablejersey.com/fileadmin/media/Media___Publications/Sustainable_Jersey_Heroes/2016/February_2016_Hero_Mary_Reece.pdf


Sources: Somerset County Office of Information; Sustainable Jersey