NJ Governor and 23 Environmental Professionals Honored at Princeton Gala


“The Blue Peter Awards recognize those who have shown the difference that leaders–in any field–can make. They remind everyone that leaders are everyday people who want to make their communities better. Their example helps others to recognize that they can make a difference as well.”

-Christie Todd Whitman,
NJ Governor and Former EPA Administrator

Governor Christie Whitman and 23 environmental professionals were presented Blue Peter Awards in recognition of their remarkable leadership skills earlier this month at a special gala in Princeton, NJ.

Whitman’s acceptance comments encouraged fellow awardees and all attendees to be exceptional leaders in this time of change.

Master of ceremonies, news anchor Karen Lee, greeted guests on the red carpet and presided over the awards ceremony.

A nautical symbol, the Blue Peter signifies the ship’s crew is outward bound. The crew will ultimately share a common fate, therefore is of extreme importance to function as a team.

The projects we tackle together as an industry are complex, often involving many firms, organizations and disciplines. Just like a ship’s crew, we are in this together.

This was the fourth Blue Peter Awards event.

Ken Hayes, Aqua Survey’s president, founded the Blue Peter Awards to pay tribute to excellence in environmental leadership; honoring individuals with management skills that help projects to run more safely, timely, effectively and professionally.

For a full list of Blue Peter recipients, Click Here.