PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders have appointed Casey (Kaushik) Parikh of Parsippany, to the Morris County Open Space Trust Fund Committee for a term of two years, expiring on December 31, 2020.
The Morris County Open Space Committee reviews, prioritizes and makes recommendations to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders on the funding or projects which fall into the municipal/qualified charitable conservancy category.
This fifteen (15) member Committee consists of one representative from each of the eight municipal regions in the county, plus representatives from the County Planning Board, County Agriculture Development Board, County Park Commission, County Municipal Utilities Authority, County Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Board, and two members at-large. The Committee members are appointed by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders pursuant to the Rules and Regulations of the Morris County Preservation Trust Fund.
All meetings are held at 30 Schuyler Place (2nd Floor Conference Room), Morristown.
Casey is an active volunteer and provides selfless service to the Parsippany community. He mentors the younger generation and works with seniors to improve their quality of life. He always looks for the opportunity to serve the community. Casey has been a resident of Parsippany for over 30 years. He lives with his wife Rita. His daughter Coral lives with her husband Krishna in New York. His son Emil, also in NY, is an IT professional.
Casey graduated as an Electrical Engineer from the University of Bombay, India. He earned his Masters and MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Casey worked at Kennedy Space Center, FL for NASA as a launch team member of the Space Shuttle. At Tyco International he served as Director and recently retired to dedicate his full attention to community service.
Casey served as chairman of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Planning Board for 24 years. He was a member of the Rotary Club and currently is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany.
Parikh is one of the founders of the Parsippany Indian Association. He has served on the Board of Education demographics committee; as board member of the Parsippany Child Day Care; and the Attorney Ethics Committee and as an advisor to Morris county seniors. He is always looking for opportunities to help others.