Michael D. Witt

General Counsel
Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission
Newark, New Jersey

Michael Witt is the General Counsel for the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. One of the oldest dedicated environmental agencies in the United States, PVSC provides wastewater service to over 1.5 million residents located 48 municipalities throughout northeastern New Jersey. Prior to becoming General Counsel, Michael was in private practice and served PVSC for 19 years as Special Environmental Counsel, representing PVSC in regulatory and litigation matters with the both USEPA and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. In addition to environmental law, Michael’s 25 years of law practice has included government entity representation, appellate practice, intellectual property, and government information requests, among other areas. Michael’s public service includes appointment by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the Attorney Ethics Committee, membership on the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Renewable Energy, Cleantech and Climate Change Committee, membership on the NJSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education, and serving as Chair and a Director of the NJSBA Local Government Law Section. Michael also regularly teaches a number of continuing education courses, including Ethics for Engineers for the New Jersey Water Environment Association.

In addition to serving on NACWA’s Board of Directors, Michael is a member of NACWA’s Legal Affairs Committee, has given presentations at a number of NACWA events, and is a member of the Editorial Board for NACWA’s Wet Weather Consent Decree Handbook. Michael holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law. He is also proud (overly so) to be the first attorney in New Jersey inducted as an honorary member of NJWEA’s Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers.

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