Herb Simmens has been a pathbreaker much of his life. He was the youngest country administrator in the country in Atlantic County NJ when casinos were legalized in Atlantic City, the award winner creator of New Jersey’s long range smart growth master plan in 2000 as head of New Jersey’s State Planning Commission, and the leader of one of the first consortiums of higher education institutions to fight climate change in the early 2000’s.
He’s also been a city manager, taught politics and urban planning at Stockton University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, both in New Jersey, and owned and operated a wellness center in Washington, DC.
Herb has degrees from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and international Affairs from Princeton He’s also studied at the London School of Economics.
A Climate Vocabulary of the Future is Herb’s first book. He is currently working on a book describing a strategy to overcome climate change, expected to be published in the Fall of 2018
He lives in Silver Spring, Md and is active in local civic life.