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Former Governor Whitman Honored at Great Swamp Watershed Gala Celebration

Former Governor Christie Todd Whitman talks about water preservation at the Great Swamp Watershed Association gala, where she was honored for her pro-environment work Credits: TAP Chatham
Sally Rubin, executive director of the Great Swamp Watershed Association, with Chatham's Kevin Sullivan, a member of the association's board of trustees Credits: TAP Chatham
Dr. Joseph Murphy of Suburban Chiropractic in Chatham at the 2017 Gala held Thursday Credits: TAP Chatham
Morris County Freeholder Christine Myers at the Great Swamp Watershed gala on Thursday night Credits: TAP Chatham
Cara Feeser, chair of the Chatham Township Environmental Commission, with her husband, Jim, at the gala on Thursday Credits: TAP Chatham
Former Governor Christine Todd Whitman greets John J. Delaney Jr. at gala on Thursday Credits: TAP Chatham

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman was the honored guest at the Great Swamp Watershed Association 2017 Gala Celebration held Thursday night at the Brooklake Country Club.

Chatham residents turned out for the fundraiser that supports the yearly budget of the association, which is "dedicated to protecting and improving the water resources of the Passaic River region, from the Great Swamp headwaters to the Newark Bay," according to its mission statement.

Sally Rubin, executive director of the Great Swamp Watershed Association, estimated that the gala celebration raises about $200,000.

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Whitman, New Jersey's first woman governor who served from 1994 through 2001, also served as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President George W. Bush from 2001 through 2003. Whitman was credited with the work she did at the EPA in promoting watershed protection.

Currently, Whitman is president of the Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues.

Former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman makes remarks about water preservation at 2017 Great Swamp Watershed Association Gala

 

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