Award: HONORING WOMEN IN NEW YORK
Judy Baron, an officer of the Manhattan Beach community Group and commissioner of the Interstate Environmental Commission, has devoted her entire professional career to passing on her love of the environment through education and activism.
A teacher in the New York City public school system and a past president of the Parents Association of P.S. 139, Ms. Baron served as vice president of the District Conference of the Association of Presidents of Parent and Parent Teacher Associations in Brooklyn’s Community School Board 22. She also gave lectures to junior high students on water pollution and sewage treatment, incineration and local waterfront development. In 1999, she was appointed as member of the Neighborhood Advisory Board for the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development and was subsequently elected chairperson of the board.
Ms. Baron’s accomplishments for the Manhattan Beach community are extensive. Currently she is chairperson of both the environmental and the traffic committees and corresponding secretary of the zoning committee. She has moderated several “Candidates Nights” sponsored by the group, including those for United States Congress, New York State Senate and New York State Assembly seats.
Ms. Baron’s dedication to the environment over decades is impressive. She has served as commissioner since 1996 and as chairperson for the past two years of the Interstate Environmental Commission. She is a public member of the Environmental Committee for Community Board 15. From 1990 through 1998, she was president of the Committee to Preserve Brighton Beach and Manhattan Beach, a civic association concerned with the environment and character of the community. In addition, she was the Manhattan Beach Community Group representative on the Jamaica Bay Task Force.
Ms. Baron’s work with the Municipal Art Society, Brooklyn Civic Council and the Women’s City Club add to her active community life. She has held the position from 1980 to 1997 as Chairperson of the Tennis Committee of the Knickerbocker Field Club and her active membership in the Brookridge Women’s Golf Club, Dyker Beach Golf Course show her varied interests.
Ms. Baron is an inspiring woman who has made her community a better, more clean place to live. For all she has done, she is truly an inspiration.