Business View Magazine | November 2019

211 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2019 MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, New Jersey N estled in the New Jersey Pinelands, Manchester Township is Ocean County’s best kept secret. Just minutes from the Jersey Shore, between New York City, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City, the Township boasts a bevy of beautiful parks, lakes, and preserved open space. Combine that with top-notch municipal services and a vibrant, dynamic community atmosphere, and it’s no surprise that Manchester is hailed as the perfect place to live, work, and raise a family. Back in the 1930s, Manchester received an unwanted dose of notoriety, as home to Lakehurst Naval Air Station – site of the infamous Hindenburg disaster of May 6, 1937 - a tragic footnote in history but that’s all in the past now. Today, this welcoming “green” Township is full of positive vibes, with a strong focus on sustainability taking the spotlight. Manchester Township Supervising Engineer, Joseph Veni, has been immersed in the community’s sustainability initiatives for over a decade and has much to report. According to Veni, “When we were introduced to the Sustainable Jersey program back in 2008, we thought it was strictly energy; we didn’t know how involved it was. There are so SPOTLIGHT ON SUSTAINABILITY