With a backyard view of the Red Mill, John and his husband plant the seeds to make their Clinton home and the world a greener, more sustainable, place to live.  

John spends his days working as a Manager on the Financial Planning and Analysis team at The New York Times.  He holds master’s degrees in Environmental Management and Accounting.  While his career took him in the direction of Finance, he uses his advanced environmental degree to protect the environment through his advocacy and leadership in many local and national organizations.  John will be ready on day one to bring his experience to the Clinton Council.  

As a Finance Manager for The New York Times, John manages large-scale budgets and develops advanced forecasting models for expenses and subscriptions.  Tasked with analyzing data, John zeroed in on inefficiencies and vendor overcharges As co-founder of the employee-led Climate Network at The New York Times, he works with corporate facilities and leadership to discourage use of consumables, improve recycling, and encourage greener travel policies.  

Prior to moving to Clinton, John served on Borough Council in Closter for nine years and applied his financial and environmental experience to the needs of that community.  

As Councilman in the Borough of Closter, John championed and accomplished
  •  the creation of the Borough’s first locally-designated historic district
  •  the creation of an ordinance to curtail nuisance lighting
  •  the creation of a conservation zone
  •  the strengthening of the Borough’s tree preservation ordinance
  • the expansion of the Borough’s trail system  
  • keeping budget increases to a minimum while serving on the Finance Committee for 8 years (3 years as chairman).  
After moving to Clinton in 2017 from Bergen County, John met new friends and neighbors by giving his time to his new hometown.  
  • As a volunteer for the Town of Clinton, John serves  
  • As Chairman of Clinton’s Shade Commission where he helped update the town’s five-year management plan with an ever-decreasing budget to plant native trees, avoid pesticide use and manage our tree inventory.  
  • As a member of Clinton’s Environmental Commission, John reviews plans to encourage the least impact to our town’s natural environment and participates in river clean-ups  
  • As a volunteer for the Clinton Conservancy Gardens, John works with other members of the community to plant and maintain our town’s pollinator gardens.  
As active member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club, he currently serves as
  • Vice Chair of the Executive Committee
  • The Legislative Committee Chair overseeing the review of environmentally- salient legislation that impacts both state and municipalities  
  • Hunterdon Warren Group Treasurer
As member of the Northeast Regional Council for the National Parks Conservation Association, John advocates against the sprawl encroaching on our national parks--such as the Delaware Water Gap’s viewshed from large-scale warehouse developments.