Association of Environmental Authorities

AEA is a trade association of publicly owned government agencies and private-sector businesses that provide or support clean water and solid waste utility service in New Jersey. The mission of AEA is to provide information, education and advocacy that help member organizations provide professional, efficient and cost-effective service to their ratepayers and to help the public understand and appreciate the work of its members.

The Value of AEA in Every Type of Membership

AEA has three classes of members: Regular or authority members, municipal members, and associate members. Any organization that does business within the publically owned water, wastewater, solid waste and recycling agency sector has a place at the AEA table. Our unique focus is the management, administrative and policy development aspects of public utility service.

Watch the video: Members explain why they value AEA.


Intro to Drones & Assessing Cyber Risks

Middlesex County UA, Sayreville, NJ
Friday, April 5, 2019

8:30am to 2pm

Learn how to use drones for as-built surveys, topography maps, remote location monitoring, and more. Plus: challenges relating to airspace and security, understanding & identifying cyber risks, and other topics. Earn professional credits for attending. Cost $110 (members) / $150 (non-members. Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch

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Workshop Agenda






Commissioner Suppers

Network. Share. Learn.

Due to a scheduling conflict, please note that the date for this event has changed.
Monday, April 15, 2019, 6 p.m.
Offices of Maraziti Falcon
150 John F. Kennedy Parkway
Short Hills, New Jersey 07078
Great for veteran commissioners & recent appointees. Executive Directors Welcome Too! Includes Supper Commissioners meet. Share insights and challenges. Topics:
• Responsibilities of an Environmental Authority Commissioner
• Efforts to Dissolve Authorities/Privatize NJ Public Utilities
An informal event of learning, discussion and networking Includes supper. Register by calling 609-584-1877 or emailing


Environmental Professional Development Academy

Track 2 – Administration

Begins Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Track 2 administration will begin Wednesday April 10, 2019 at the Western Monmouth Utilities Authority in Manalapan, NJ. The 2018 enrollees were just honored during the Recognition Luncheon at AEA’s spring utility management conference on March 13. Year 4 enrollees are to be honored at the March 2020 Recognition Luncheon. If you have questions, please call Karen or Peggy at 609-584-1877.


Congratulations to the 2018 EPDA Cohort. Seated l to r: Jennifer Rivers, Pemberton Township MUA, Yolanda Cox, Plainfield MUA, Natalie Chesko, South Monmouth RSA. Standing l to r: Brian Valentino, Western Monmouth UA and academy director, Paul Dobson, Stony Brook RSA, Hossein “Mack” Rahimi, Stony Brook RSA, Janette Kessler, Atlantic County UA, Javier “Pete” Irizarry, Stony Brook RSA, Frank Rockwell, South Monmouth RSA, Don Hilty, Stony Brook RSA, Michael Mullen, Evesham MUA, Tom Bongiovanni, Two Bridges SA, James Higgins, Evesham. Not pictured: Patricia Lopes, Passaic Valley SC and Larry Chambers, Plainfield MUA.