John will be the first out LGBTQ member of the Clinton Town Council!
John Kashwick is a life-long New Jersey resident. He has served as Vice Chair of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Political Committee for the New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club since 2017. He is responsible for overseeing the chapter’s endorsement process for local, state, and federal candidates in New Jersey and motivating volunteers to help with campaigns. He was Chair of the Sierra Club North Jersey Group from 2011 -2017 and was a member of the Executive Committee for the North Jersey Group since 2003. Along with his husband, Jonathan Wall, he co-founded the LGBTQ Section for the New Jersey Sierra Club. John also serves on the Northeast Regional Council for the National Parks Conservation Association where they worked to promote Stonewall National Monument. He has advocated for wilderness and other environmental issues in Congress and at the state house in Trenton.
John was a Councilman in the Borough of Closter from 2006-2014 serving three terms. For those nine years he was also the liaison to the Environmental and Shade Tree Commissions. He spearheaded the creation of a conservation zone in Closter which passed in 2013. He worked on the three successful grant applications for the acquisition of properties in the Borough. John served on the Council Ordinance Committee for nine years and was the Chairman of the Finance, Public Works, and Human Resources Committees at various times. John relocated to Clinton, New Jersey in 2017 where he currently s