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Bob Tudor Named DRBC Deputy Executive Director

For Immediate Release

September 13, 2001

(WEST TRENTON, N.J.) -  Robert Tudor, deputy commissioner of New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), has accepted the position of deputy executive director of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), effective October 1, 2001.

During his 21-years with NJDEP, Mr. Tudor served as administrator of both the department's Land Use Regulation Program and the Office of Environmental Planning, playing a lead role in watershed management initiatives and in the development of the state's Freshwater Wetlands Program.

He also was program director of the Delaware Estuary Program, part of a federal effort to protect estuarine systems of national significance.

In his new post, Mr. Tudor will serve under DRBC Executive Director Carol R. Collier in helping to oversee the commission's regulatory, planning, and management programs. He succeeds Dr. Jeffrey Featherstone, who recently retired to pursue a second career as associate professor of planning and director of the Center for Sustainable Communities at Temple University Ambler (Pa.).

Mr. Tudor is a graduate of Rutgers College and the University of Connecticut.

"Bob brings a wealth of talent to the commission," said Ms. Collier. "Not only does he possess a solid background in the scientific arena, but over the years has demonstrated the ability to promote environmental awareness and stewardship through education and public participation. He's the perfect fit."

The DRBC, founded in 1961, is an interstate-federal agency responsible for managing the water resources within the 13,539 square-mile Delaware River Watershed, which drains portions of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Its members are the governors of those four states and a federal representative appointed by the President.


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