Michele Siekerka, an NJDEP Assistant Commissioner was a guest luncheon speaker at the recent International Conference on Sustainable Development held on August 2012 at Montclair State University. Below is her biosketch and the presentation she gave at the conference.
Michele N. Siekerka, Esq.
Assistant Commissioner for Water Resource Management
Department of Environmental Protection
Michele N. Siekerka, Esq. joined the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) in 2010 and has most recently taken on the critical position of Assistant Commissioner for Water Resource Management. The Department recognizes that a healthy environment and healthy economy go hand in hand; consequently, Siekerka is charged with overseeing the execution of strategies for comprehensive water management including water supply, water quality and water monitoring. This position follows her role as the Department’s first Assistant Commissioner for Economic Growth and Green Energy (EGGE), now named Sustainability and Green Energy (SAGE). Building on her work with sustainability and green energy, Siekerka brings to the Division of Water Resource Management a deep understanding of the key roles of green infrastructure, waste minimization and appropriate water reclamation for beneficial reuse. Having served as a steering committee member for the State Strategic Plan, Siekerka is also the Department’s liaison for the Plan’s implementation.
See the Media list to the right to download the presentation in PDF format.