Mayor Dawn Zimmer is being recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers her work during Hurricane Sandy with the “Service to the People Award” and a trip that won’t cost the taxpayer UN for Mayor Zimmer to attend the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Perhaps our Mayor will bring back some useful knowledge on flood prevention and other infrastructure issues.
MAYOR ZIMMER TO REPRESENT CITY OF HOBOKEN AT UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE
Stevens Professor and Mayor Honored by NJ Chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers
Mayor Mayor Dawn Zimmer will be representing the City of Hoboken at a conference hosted by the United Nations next week. The UN invited Mayor Zimmer to attend the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction conference in Geneva, Switzerland and is sponsoring her trip at no cost to the City. Mayor Zimmer will be presenting on the panel for “Building Resilience into Urban Planning and Investments.”
“I look forward to learning new ideas from mayors and other experts from around the world to help Hoboken become as resilient as possible,” said Mayor Zimmer.
In her absence, Director Leo Pellegrini and Assistant Business Administrator Stephen Marks will each serve as Acting Mayor.
Last week, the New Jersey chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers honored Stevens Institute of Technology professor Dr. Jon K. Miller and Mayor Zimmer for their efforts related to Hurricane Sandy.
Dr. Miller was presented the “Educator of the Year” award for showing “great commitment to the advancement of knowledge of both the students of Stevens and the industry of coastal engineering in New Jersey as a whole.” In addition, “in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Jon worked tirelessly to help educate the public through media interviews on the core concepts of coastal engineering.”
Mayor Zimmer received the “Service to the People Award” for providing “great leadership during Hurricane Sandy when the utility infrastructure failed, roads flooded for days, and businesses and apartments were devastated” and for being “a great advocate towards infrastructure improvements – including public supporting a micro-grid, additional pumping stations, and even storm barriers to protect Hoboken from future severe storms.”