New Jersey is rapidly expanding its electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, opening the door to a new, greener way to drive. Somerset County has jumped on board with their Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan, and municipalities around the state are installing EV public chargers and electrifying their fleets. But where do you start when making your own town electric vehicle friendly?
Join RideWise and the Somerset County Green Leadership Hub for this webinar on EVs in Somerset County for resources on how to encourage electric vehicles in your community. Our panelists from RideWise, ChargEVC and Somerset County Public Works will discuss EV initiatives in Somerset County, the state of EVs in New Jersey, and how to make your town EV friendly while earning points for Sustainable Jersey certification.
Meet our speakers:
Leanne McGowan, Business Development Manager, RideWise
Leanne works with Somerset County’s NJ Smart Workplaces on community and workplace wellness (including Mayor’s Wellness Campaigns), sustainable transportation, and commuting alternatives. Passionate about EVs, Leanne coordinates EV test drive events and EV charging lunch-n-learns for our corporate and community partners.
Eve Gabel-Frank, ChargEVC and Gabel Associates
Eve Gabel-Frank, Associate at Gabel Associates, has expertise in environmental and transportation planning with a focus on transit planning and GIS mapping. She provides support for ChargEVC, the states leading coalition advocating for electrifying the transportation sector. She also supports policy and regulatory matters and performs geographic analysis for various studies and projects including identifying optimal locations for EV charging infrastructure and creating statewide and utility service area demographic profiles.
Paul McCall, P.E., M.P.A., Somerset County Director of Public Works
Paul is the Director of Somerset County’s Public Works and is responsible for the administration and supervision of all divisions within the Department of Public Works, including Cultural and Heritage, Engineering, Facilities and Services, Planning, Recycling, Roads, Bridges, Traffic Safety Services, Soil Conservation, Solid Waste Management, Transportation, Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance. Paul plays a key role in implementing the county’s Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan through the installation of public EV chargers and the purchase of EVs for the county fleet.
Andras Holzmann, PP/AICP, Senior Planner, Somerset County Planning Division
Andras Holzmann has been a planner with Somerset County for over 10 years. Andras is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and a licensed Professional Planner in the State of New Jersey. His work has included plans for better integration of transportation, land use and economic development. He has worked on active transportation plans that include bicycle and pedestrian safety, trail development, and promotion of better health. Andras is a graduate of Rutgers University with a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning.