J.R. Capasso is the Brownfields Coordinator for the City of Trenton. J.R. manages brownfields remediation and redevelopment projects, technical and regulatory compliance, program capacity-building, real estate dispositions and acquisitions, community and intergovernmental outreach, and state and Federal grant and loan programs for numerous sites in the City. Brownfields sites in Trenton have been redeveloped for a variety of reuses and the City has won seven national Phoenix Awards for brownfields redevelopment since 1999 (more than any other city if the United States).
J.R. received a Brownfields Leadership Award from the National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals (NALGEP) in 2013 and received an Environmental Champion Award from USEPA Region 2 in 2017.
J.R. has worked with several private, state and Federal groups on brownfields issues including the Brownfields Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE), the Brownfield Communities Network (BCN), NALGEP and the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC). J.R. is a Professional Geologist certified by the American Institute of Professional Geologists, has a B.S. in Geology from Stockton College of New Jersey and an M.S. in Geology from the University of Delaware.