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Courtland Herbert

Facilities Manager

Courtland Herbert serves as Facilities Manager for Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, overseeing the functionality of its Beacon locations and Hudson River vessels. During the construction of Beacon Institute's Center for Environmental Innovation and Education at Denning's Point, Court supervised the many intricacies of transforming the brick shell of an abandoned Denning's Point Brick Works structure into an award-winning “green” building. Ongoing, Court assures the efficiency of the geothermal, solar and other “green” systems, as well as other technical aspects supporting the CEIE building.

Court's past experience feeds the wide variety of functions required in his position as Facilities Manager at Beacon Institute. A family-owned boating business spurred his strength in boat building having established and maintained its boatyard and machine shop for many years. Along the way he has held top management and consulting positions serving companies responsible for marine construction, marine management, heliport construction, construction of high-rise buildings and production in the garment and industrial coating industries. Court has also been partner to companies involved in electrical, programming, software and hardware installations. Working alongside municipalities and regulatory authorities has been central to his work on projects involving site-planning and permits.

In the world of non-profits, Court served as the Director and Treasurer of the environmental advocacy group Riverkeeper from 1991-1993. Throughout much of his career, over 40 years, Court has been affiliated with the Association for Mentally Ill Children of Westchester, having held a number of key roles over the years as Director, Treasurer, and President, as well as volunteer. Court managed the purchase and renovations of the clinic and its school in Briarcliff Manor.