Clean Water Action's 33rd Annual New Jersey Conference

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
1295 Inman Avenue
Edison, NJ 08820
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Don't miss Clean Water Action's 33rd Annual Conference, "Unity and Action NOW" featuring:

  • Keynote Speaker: Dominique Lueckenhoff, Senior Vice President of Corporation Affairs & Sustainability of Hugo Neu Corporation
  • Environmental Speakers & Plenaries
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Networking Lunch
  • Green Vendors
  • Download the PDF iconConference Brochure

This annual interactive, educational event brings together New Jersey residents, community and organizational leaders, scientists, policymakers, business thinkers and students who are focused on protecting water and creating more resilient, sustainable and healthy communities. Come, learn and share with us.


Registration is $35 per person and $15 per student. To register:

  • Online registration has now ended. You can register at the door. See you there!

Keynote Speaker

Dominique Lueckenhoff is the Senior Vice-President for Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, Hugo Neu Corporation (“HNC”)- Reports to the Chair and CEO, with leadership and oversight responsibilities for corporate sustainability, climate adaptation & resilient environmental policy, public/community affairs, green business growth and investment opportunities, and overall social, environmental and economic well-being activities on a global basis, with an immediate focus on Kearny Point, the company’s $1 billion adaptive reuse of the four-million-square-foot former WWI and WWII ship-making facility, which is being transformed into a modern, resilient community-minded green workplace. The Project represents one of the nation’s most ambitious and environmentally-driven redevelopment projects and has already attracted over 200 businesses. 

Ms. Lueckenhoff also serves as Chair of the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships’ (NCPPP) Water Institute, a forum exploring and supporting high performance, community-based public-private partnerships and cost-effective alternative financing, delivery and operation and maintenance options across the water sectors, drinking/source water, wastewater, stormwater, green infrastructure and related disciplines for improved public health, environmental protection, and increased local resiliency and economic viability. 

Environmental Speakers & Plenaries

This year’s panel of experts will focus on how best to unite environmental, social justice and multi-issue organizations to ensure positive results and shared successes on critical campaigns such as clean water for all, environmental justice, climate change & green energy jobs, reducing waste and plastic pollution, and more!  

Sue Altman, Leadership Board, South Jersey Women for Progressive Change

Program Director and Expert Advisor of the NJHI Next Generation Community Leaders Program at Rutgers University Institute for Effective Education. Undergraduate degree Columbia University (2005), starred in basketball and cross country teams, dual masters degree with Distinction at the University of Oxford (MSc and MBA) in International and Comparative Education and Business. Previously taught history, coached champion sports teams, served as a school administrator; founded the nonprofit consulting company. Resides in Camden, NJ.

Rev. Eric Dobson, Staff Outreach Coordinator, Fair Share Housing Center
An Ordained minister, community organizer, outreach specialist, and social entrepreneur. B.A. fromTemple University in Religion. Co-Founder of Open Communities LLC which works to resolve simple and complex conflicts of race, ethnicity, and socio-economics. Founded Planting Seeds of Hope, devoted to youth development and education. Served as PA Clergy Outreach Director for Obama Campaign.
Jim Johnson, Senior Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice

Former law partner, now Of Council, at Debevoise & Plimpton; Democratic primary candidate for NJ governor (2017). Led Corzine’s Advisory Committee for Police Standards to address racial profiling; U.S. District Court monitor in NY fair housing settlement case. Co-counsel in Johnson v. Bush, to restore full voting rights of African American men with felony convictions. Challenged Florida and Colorado voter purges. Previous federal roles: Assistant/Under Secretary of the Treasury and Enforcement; led efforts to close gun show loopholes and co-chaired National Church Arson Task Force. Lead author Atlantic City: Building A Foundation for Shared Prosperity (2018). Graduated Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Clerked for Federal District Judge Robert E. Keeton. Now member of Harvard University’s Board of Overseers; former Board Member/Chair of NYU’s Brennan Center.
Andrea McChristian, Esq., Director, Criminal Justice Reform Initiative
NJ Institute for Social Justice (NJISJ) Primary author of Bring Our Children Home series.
Graduated Yale University with Distinction (2008) in Political Science. Served as co-President of the Yale NAACP. Later joined Teach for America and Head Start. Attended Columbia Law School. Interned at Challenging the Consequences of Mass Incarceration Clinic, Human Rights Internship Program, and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Graduated (2013) as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Clerked for Chief Judge Petrese B. Tucker of Eastern PA District.


  • 9:00 - Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 10:00 - Welcome & Theme for the Day
  • 10:15 pm - Putting the ACTION in Clean Water Action
  • 11:15 pm - Environmental and Social Justice: Synergy and Action
  • 12:15 pm - Networking Lunch
  • 1:15 pm - Challenging Ourselves to Unite in Action 
  • 2:00 pm - Keynote Speaker: Dominique Lueckenhoff

Become a Sponsor

Become a sponsor of Clean Water Action’s 33rd Annual Conference! You will not only support a great environmental cause and give back to your community but will also receive complimentary tickets and unique sponsorship benefits. Businesses will be promoted on our website, message to our 75,000 NJ email subscribers, and at the event of nearly 200 attendees. Individuals will be recognized for their support (or can choose to remain anonymous). To become a sponsor, click here

Green Vendors

We are looking for environmentally-friendly green vendors to showcase their company, organizations or products at our Clean Water Action conference. To become a green vendor, click here

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ReThink Disposable

The conference is a Zero Package event - implementing ReThink Disposable practices to reduce the amount of plastic and foam debris that ends up in our oceans and waterways, harming wildlife. We will provide all reusable cups, plates, and cutlery and encourage you to BYOR! (Bring Your Own Reusable)

Special Thanks to our Conference Sponsors

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School
Dr. Joseph and Janet Tauro
Ocean County Sports Medicine
Anonymous Donor
Communication Workers of America, Local 1036
John and Diane Burke
Peter and D’Arcy Green
Sue Smith
Tom and Lynda Fote
Gordon Foundation
Andrea Huber
Meyner and Landis LLP
Tastebuds Catering
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Port Division
Tirza S. Wahrman
Michelle Donato
John O Bennett