Building a Place for History
Jean Shaddow oversees Isles’ Clean & Green vacant lot stabilization and improvement work along with other neighborhood arts and green infrastructure initiatives and Isles T-Recs, mobile recreation service. Jean started with Isles at the Youth Institute in 2011 after retiring from the City of Trenton where she was the Director of the Division of Natural Resources with responsibilities that included park development, maintenance, and programming as well as oversight of the City’s Shade Tree Bureau. Jean has a degree in Natural Resource Management, Forestry from Cook College, Rutgers University and she has spent the bulk of her career in her hometown of Trenton, helping to make it greener. In her spare time, Jean volunteers as a Trustee of the Trenton Museum Society, which operates the Trenton City Museum, and is on the Board of the Trenton Historical Society. In addition to working to better Trenton, Jean is an avid traveler and always looks forward to the next adventure.