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Growing Great Women in the Garden State Award

Each year, NJSWEP presents the "Growing Great Women in the Garden State Award" at our annual Gala to an individual that identifies as a woman who:

  • Engages professionally in the field of environmental protection, conservation, or research;
  • Encourages and promotes the leadership, achievement, and professional development of women in these fields; and
  • Dedicates time, in a multi-faceted way (outside of professional responsibilities), to connect and share knowledge or expertise with their local or special interest communities.

NJSWEP selects great women in all sectors – government, academia, private, and non-profit – and encourages nominations from diverse categories, such as: science, law, consultancy, academia, and engineering, among others.

To submit a GGWGS award nomination, please complete an GGWGS Award Nomination Form. Award nominees are not required to be members of NJSWEP.  Nominators should be NJSWEP members. The application period for 2024 is now open and will close on November 20, 2023.

Prior awardees include:

2023 - Meredith Harris, PE, Roux Associates, Inc.

2022 - Rebecca K. Hollender, PG, LSRP, TRC Environmental Corp.

2020 - JeanMarie Hartman, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

2019 - Susan Boyle, GEI Consultants, Inc.

2018 - Susan Goetz, SGS Accutest Laboratories

2017 - Jeanne Mroczko

2016 - Leslie McGeorge, M.S.P.H., NJDEP

2015 - Caryn L. Barnes, LSRP, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services
2014 - Meghan E. Wren, The Bayshore Center at Bivalve
2013 - Amy S. Greene, Amy S. Greene Environment Consultants, Inc.
2012 - Charlotte Van Leer Todd, Advisor, Nature Center of Cape May
2011 - Jerry Fitzgerald English, Esq., Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, PC
2010 - Pam Mount, Terhune Orchards
2009 - Sally Dudley, ANJEC
2008 - Tanya Oznowich, NJDEP
2007 - Lisa Jackson, NJDEP & USEPA


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