KMM Annual Meeting – May 17, 2023
On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, Keep Middlesex Moving, Inc. (KMM) celebrated its 35th Anniversary at an Annual Membership Meeting at The State Theatre New Jersey. KMM Executive Director, Bill Neary shared, “Since our inception, we have provided programs that enhance mobility, safety, and sustainability in Middlesex County. Over the years, our role in connecting stakeholders, businesses, and communities has fostered partnerships that have benefited our constituents. Looking ahead, we will continue to strengthen those relationships with solutions that improve the lives of our county residents, communities, businesses, and visitors.”
In honor of its 35th Anniversary, KMM has established the George Ververides Community Leadership Award. The award honors the legacy of George Ververides, Middlesex County Director of Planning from 1968-2020 and KMM founding member. As director of planning for 52 years, Ververides, who recently retired, laid the foundation and oversaw the development of transportation, bicycle, and pedestrian safety infrastructure projects that impact the people of Middlesex County today and tomorrow.
Metuchen Borough Council President Jason Delia is the first recipient of the George Ververides Community Leadership Award. Since his election in 2019, Delia has focused on improving mobility and safety in his community. Working with Middlesex County, Delia reduced the speed limits on County roadways frequently used by pedestrians. He championed the NJ Safe Passing Law in 2021 and recently established a bike lane along Grove & Eggert Ave in Metuchen which is expected to be implemented in the Fall of 2023.
“Given the incredible impact Mr. Ververides has had on Middlesex County, I am truly humbled to receive this award. Now, I feel an even greater responsibility to uphold the values and principles of community service that Mr. Ververides embodied. I extend my sincere gratitude to Keep Middlesex Moving for this honor. On behalf of Metuchen, I am grateful for KMM’s support and partnership,” said Delia.
KMM Annual Meeting – May 15, 2019
Over 125 people attended the 31st Annual Membership Meeting of Keep Middlesex Moving, Inc. (KMM) to hear New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo share his insight on the partnership between transportation and our labor/workforce development in Middlesex County and NJ. The May 15th meeting took place at the Forsgate Country Club.
Forty-four Middlesex County companies received the prestigious 2019 NJ Smart Workplaces Award. These awards honor companies for their outstanding achievements in providing commute alternative opportunities for their employees, thus reducing traffic and congestion and improving air quality.
“KMM’s programs promote mobility, safety, and sustainability. But these programs can only be implemented with the help of our partners, like the employers we are honoring with Smart Workplace Awards,” said KMM’s Executive Director William Neary.
2019 sponsors included CME Associates, Johnson& Johnson, Magyar Bank, and GoCentralNJ.
In addition, KMM recognized six Middlesex County schools and three municipalities in the NJ Safe Route to School Recognition Program, part of NJDOT’s statewide Safe Routes to School program. The awards are given based on their commitment and involvement in the Safe Routes to School program. This year, twenty schools achieved First Step, five achieved Bronze, and two achieved Silver level recognition.
“The NJ SRTS Recognition Program is a way for KMM to thank our school and municipal partners for their hard work throughout the year making it safer and easier for children and their families to walk and bike to school. We hope that our combined efforts can create a better neighborhood not just for schoolchildren, but for everyone who lives, walks, and bikes in these neighborhoods,” said SRTS Coordinator Christopher Gonda.
KMM Annual Meeting – May 16, 2018
KMM celebrated its 30th Anniversary at this year’s Annual Meeting. Keynote Speaker, Carole Johnson, Acting Commissioner NJ Department of Human Services shared her insight on the link between transportation and human services in Middlesex County and NJ. Forty-nine Middlesex County companies received the prestigious 2018 NJ Smart Workplaces Award. These awards honor companies for their outstanding achievements in providing commute alternative opportunities for their employees, thus reducing traffic and congestion and improving air quality. In addition, KMM recognized six Middlesex County schools and three municipalities for participation in NJDOT’s statewide Safe Routes to School program. The awardees are recognized for their commitment to pedestrian and bicycle safety for children. This year, twenty schools achieved First Step, five achieved Bronze, and two achieved Silver level recognition. The event was sponsored by Saint Peter’s University Hospital, Johnson & Johnson, Magyar Bank, Northfield Bank, and GoCentralNJ.