New Jersey State League of Municipalities • 107th Annual Conference
November 15-17, 2022 • Atlantic City Convention Center • #njleague

Caroline Pozycki- Torres

Perth Amboy Artworks
264 Water St.
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861,  
United States


Caroline Pozycki Torres is the founder and President of Perth Amboy Artworks, a nonprofit that uses Arts and Culture to stimulate economic and community development. Through cultural engagement and activation of underutilized spaces, the organization has worked to help revitalize Perth Amboy through pop up events that show off unique and historic properties. Perth Amboy Artworks created a signature city event, Live at the Ferry Slip Original Music Series, which transforms the Historic Perth Amboy Ferry Slip into a live music venue for concerts by local artists. Perth Amboy Artworks recently produced 5 catch basin murals in Perth Amboy which were adopted by volunteers who maintain the storm drains. The murals serve as tools for climate change education, litter control and storm water management. As the Raritan Arts Collaborative Program Director, Caroline managed an NEA OurTown grant for the Jewish Renaissance Foundation together with the City of Perth Amboy. She organized community stakeholders to produce the Perth Amboy Creative Placemaking Plan and served as Captain of the Perth Amboy Creative Team which developed the plan over 2 years. The Perth Amboy Creative Placemaking Plan won the best municipal plan award from the American Planning Association NJ Chapter. Caroline also developed and gained adoption of the Perth Amboy Arts Council Ordinance and Perth Amboy Mural Ordinance. She was elected the first President of the Perth Amboy Arts Council, and founded the Waterfront Arts Festival. Previous to working in arts and economic development, Caroline worked as the marketing/website and online education director for the Citizens Campaign, a nonprofit that specializing in Citizen Empowerment and Civic Education. Caroline is a graduate of Smith College, and earned an MPA from NYU Wagner School of Public Service. She attended the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is working to complete her Masters in Education.


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