Posted Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Sal Iannaccone and Art Vespignani to be Honored

The Whippany River Watershed Action Committee will host its inaugural fundraising gala on May 24 to honor two longstanding members, Saverio “Sal” Iannaccone and Arthur “Art” Vespignani. The gala will be held at Birchwood Manor in the Whippany section of Hanover Township.Whippany Rover Action Committee logo featring image of a heron and frog

Iannaccone is a founding member of the Whippany Committee, serving as chairman and currently chairman emeritus. He served on Hanover Township’s governing body for 36 years, including 17 years as mayor. He also served on the municipal planning board for 46 years, the environmental commission for 48 years, and the Hanover Sewerage Authority for 10 years.

Vespignani also is a founding members of the organization, serving as secretary and vice chairman, and as the group’s facilitator since 2006. Art was Director of the Parsippany Municipal Utilities Authority for nine years, compliance officer at the sewer utility for 4 years, and served as a member of the township council for four years.

“The Whippany River Watershed Action Committee has been fortunate to have Sal and Art as dedicated members who have worked tirelessly to make a difference,” said current Chairman James Baranski. “The fundraising gala is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge their commitment and contributions.”

“We congratulate Sal and Art for this well-deserved tribute to them for their dedication to the environment in Morris County,” said Morris County Freeholder Director Doug Cabana. “Their efforts have contributed to the high quality of life we have in our county.”

photo of Whippany River as it runs through Morristown

Section of the Whippany River as it runs through Morristown

Tickets for the event are available, as well as program sponsorship opportunities including presenting sponsorships, table sponsorships, ad journal, tricky tray and silent auction donations and event program advertising.

For more information, please contact WRWAC Administrator Alison Deeb at 973-290-9338 or [email protected].

The Whippany River Watershed Action Committee  is a non-profit organization based in Morris County. It is comprised of members representing 13 municipal governments, the Morris County Board of Freeholders, and other stakeholders.

The committee is committed to being a leader in the watershed management and ensuring that the Whippany River is a valued, viable and well-managed resource for everyone.

The keynote speaker at the gala, which will run from 6-10 p.m. on May 24, is Lynn Siebert, published scholar, environmental activist, art gallery director, professional violinist, and president of the Burnham Park Association.