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LVEDC hires land recycling assistant

By LVEDC Staff on February 12, 2013

BETHLEHEMFEBRUARY 12, 2013 – Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. today announced the hiring of Andrew Kleiner as part-time land recycling assistant of the Lehigh Valley Land Recycling Initiative.

He will support outreach and marketing efforts for brownfield redevelopment and maintain files on contractors available for assessment and remediation projects and report progress on LVLRI initiatives to various committees, according to Tracy Oscavich, director of LVLRI.

Kleiner has most recently served as a field biologist for the Acopian Center for Ornithology at Muhlenberg College and as a senior laboratory researcher of environmental chemistry and toxicology for the departments of chemistry and environmental sciences at Muhlenberg College. His related experience includes an appointment to the City of Allentown Environmental Advisory Council and work as an environmental educator and community organizer in Allentown. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Muhlenberg College and resides in Allentown.

LVLRI focuses on improving the economy and the environment by promoting the remediation of old industrial properties throughout the Lehigh Valley. LVLRI provides the technical assistance that is often required for a municipality to deal with the environmental concerns on brownfields. LVLRI is funded primarily by Lehigh and Northampton counties and is an initiative of LVEDC.

For additional information, please contact Stephen Althouse at 610.266.3817 or at [email protected].

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