Honorary Co-Chairs

Hon. James Florio

Governor of New Jersey, 1990-1994; Founding Partner, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli

Hon. Christine Todd Whitman

Governor of New Jersey, 1994-2001; Founder, Whitman Strategy Group

Jersey Water Works Steering Committee

The Jersey Water Works Steering Committee leads the collaborative; member organizations and individuals advance shared goals  through their participation on various committees. Steering Committee members represent the diverse sectors engaged in the collaborative.


The steering committee leads Jersey Water Works by: Setting the shared vision, goals and strategic direction of the collaborative, including advocacy priorities; Monitoring strategy and policy implementation progress and creating synergy across engaged organizations and committee activities; Identifying opportunities to mobilize members for action; Acting as a role model for collaboration; and Setting standards and criteria for leveraging of new resources.

Jersey Water Works Steering Committee members

Mark Mauriello
Edgewood Properties, Co-Chair

Stephen Marks
City of Hoboken

Meishka Mitchell*
Cooper’s Ferry Partnership

Chris Obropta*
Rutgers Water Resources Program

Shoshanna Page*
New Jersey Urban Mayors Association

Rob Pirani
NY/NJ Harbor and Estuary Program

Michele Putnam
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Ex-Officio Non-Voting Government Member

AJ Sabath
Advocacy & Management Group

Randy Solomon
Sustainable Jersey

Dan Van Abs
Rutgers University

Margaret Waldock
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

David Zimmer*
New Jersey Infrastructure Bank
Ex-Officio Non-Voting Government Member

*Committee Co-chair