Bill Olsen's 'experience and expertise will prove invaluable' to Warwick

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:37

    I support Bill Olsen for Warwick Town Board. Bill is a highly qualified candidate with a proven record of dedication and service to our community. A resident of Warwick for more than 30 years, Bill holds a Ph.D in microbiology and biochemistry. After spending several years at a research institute in Germany and MIT, Bill held the position of senior scientist at the International Paper Corporate Research Center in Sterling Forest for 21 years, and has independently consulted in the field of biotechnology. He retired from Ramapo College where he was an assistant professor. As current Director of The Greenwood Lake Watershed Management District, Olsen obtained more than $360,000 in state grants to help preserve the lake, and initiated and worked for the passage of legislation to established The Greenwood Lake Commission, a bi-state organization responsible for the environmental and economic restoration of the lake and its watershed. Olsen has been a member of the Greenwood Lake Commission since 2002. He was elected to the Warwick Village Board in 1999 and again in 2001 where he chaired the Village Comprehensive Plan Committee and was effective in establishing zoning codes, which lead to the Governor’s Quality Communities Award for Excellence in Smart Growth. He currently serves on the Town Conservation Board and Warwick Conservancy, Inc where he holds and has held leadership positions. Through hard work and sustained dedication, Bill Olsen has earned a seat on the Warwick Town Board. His level of experience and expertise will prove invaluable to our town. Michelle Desveaux Warwick