New Jersey Clean Communities Council Honors Elyse Baron with “Municipal Coordinator” Award

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The New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) has awarded Elyse Baron, Recycling and Clean Communities Coordinator of Sayreville, with the “Municipal Coordinator Award” for her dedication and outreach to the borough.

Elyse Baron Wins "Municipal Coordinator" Award

Elyse Baron Wins "Municipal Coordinator" Award

Baron routinely goes above and beyond her every day job, and brings along passion, drive and personality, said NJCCC Executive Director Sandy Huber.

Middlesex County officials nominated Baron in honor of the many educational programs and clean-ups she coordinates. Baron can often be seen around the Sayreville public schools, teaching students the importance of having a clean community.

“I bring awareness and education into the program as well as fun,” Baron said. “I was pleased to join in the NJCCC’s litter survey in my part of the state, helping to take responsibility for improving litter prevention.

“Having a clean community helps everyone in the long run and should be everyone’s goal,” Baron added.

Sayreville Mayor Kennedy O’Brien described Baron as one of the unsung heroes of Sayreville who continually work to many the borough a great place to live. “We can’t expect the next generation of Sayreville residents to fight litter on their own,” the mayor said. “Elyse is continually on the front lines in the areas of education and advocacy, which make her so deserving of this award.”

NJCCC is a comprehensive, statewide litter-abatement program that has served New Jersey residents and visitors for more than 25 years. Learn more at

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