HCIA Management Team
At the HCIA, our initiatives are geared towards improving services for our municipalities with an emphasis on reducing costs and increasing efficiency. Managing the agency are Executive Director Norman M. Guerra (seated) and William J. Netchert, Esq., General Counsel who work to ensure that goals are successfully met at the HCIA.
“Norman Guerra and Bill Netchert bring a wealth of management, environmental, legal and governmental expertise and our Board is very pleased with their leadership,” says HCIA Chairman John Shinnick. “The Board also appreciates the contributions that Tom and Bob made.”
Widely regarded as one of New Jersey’s top managers of environmental agencies, Norman Guerra served as Executive Director of the Jersey City Incinerator Authority from 1985 through 2002. Guerra directed a staff of 140 employees and managed a $27 million budget and was credited with starting an innovative program that helped disabled people gain jobs. He navigated the JCIA through a series of mayoral administrations, operating the agency with the highest professional and ethical standards at all times.
Few attorneys can match Bill Netchert’s extensive record of public service. The lifelong Jersey City resident served as an Assistant County Counsel for 25 years and the Jersey City Planning Board Attorney for 13 years. He is a former Board of Education Member and former Director of the Hudson County chapter of the American Red Cross. A graduate of Fordham Law School, Saint Peter’s College and Prep, Netchert is the President-elect of the Hudson County Bar Association and a partner in Netchert, Dineen and Hillmann, a law firm with offices in Hudson and Bergen counties.
Guerra and Netchert are leading the HCIA through a number of cost reduction measures. Working with the Board of Commissioners, they have reduced outside consulting costs by $600,000 and introduced a new level of enforcement at solid waste transfer stations to ensure that garbage haulers report tonnage properly. The new system could save taxpayers millions of dollars.