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SWS Serves as Senior Manager on ESG/Green Deal of the Year

Congratulations to the SWS team that led SWS’s senior managed deal for Newark Public Schools that has been selected as the ESG/Green Deal of the Year. Read more below!

Newark Board of Education Receives Environmental, Sustainability and Governance Bond Deal Award

In accepting the award, Superintendent León shared “We are proud and deeply honored to receive the Environmental, Sustainability and Governance Bond Deal of the Year. We are privileged to be included with such an esteemed group of recipients.” He concluded his remarks with “Our bond will allow our district to make significant changes in buildings that average 98 years old. In addition, we will be able to complete several building envelope components. These projects will improve environmental conditions in our buildings, and we believe will support improving academic achievement. Any effort requires teamwork and this project is the result of work by a number of people.”

Superintendent León also acknowledged the following people in his acceptance speech: Valerie Wilson, NBOE School Business Administrator, Rodney Williams, NBOE Director of Sustainability and Energy, Robbi Accompora, Financial Advisor of Phoenix Financial Advisors, Everett Johnson, Bond Counsel of Wilentz, Goldman and Spitzer, Derek McNeil, Bond Sales of Siebert Williams Shank & Company, Paul Napoli, Esco Partner of Johnson Controls, and members of Newark Public Schools Executive Staff and Team.

Read Full Press Release here.

December 20, 2021

Nancy J. Deering

Board Relations, Director

Communications, Acting Director


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