Meet Your NJAPM Leader – Carl Peters

Carl E. Peters, P.E., L.S.

NJAPM is happy to welcome Carl E. Peters, P.E., L.S. as our incoming President effective October 1, 2020.
Carl’s career spans 20+ years of experience. He is licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Professional Engineer, Professional Land Surveyor, Professional Planner and Construction Official. Carl is also on the New Jersey Court roster of Civil mediators in seven counties and is the managing member of Carl E. Peters, LLC, located in the Fords section of Woodbridge Township, NJ.

In the role of leadership, Carl is the Past President of the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers and the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors. He is currently the Executive Vice President of NJAPM.
Carl’s was the long-term Municipal Engineer for the Borough of Princeton NJ. As the Construction Official for Borough of Princeton he routinely settled disputes among builders, architects and homeowners centering around the interpretation and enforcement of the NJ Uniform Construction Code. Additional services include litigation support in the specialties of municipal engineering, land surveying, construction codes and handicapped accessibility (ADA) compliance. As an educator, Carl has served as an instructor for the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers, New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors, the New Jersey Planning Officials and as an adjunct faculty member at the NJ Institute of Technology.

So, why has he chosen a career in civil mediation? Carl has dealt with construction projects throughout his experience. However, litigation is both expensive and a relatively small niche. As a civil mediator, Carl prioritizes working with homeowners, businesses, and professionals to resolve their differences before going to court.

Carl is fully dedicated to NJAPM, having served in several positions. He believes our organization faces several challenges going forward. Carl’s top focus will be to increase member benefits and raise awareness about mediation. He seeks additional opportunities for growth, including the formation of a Speakers’ Bureau to create public speaking engagements for our members and the development of an Online Resource Library to support individual practices.

“NJAPM must make and provide the tools to make our members more successful. But we need their engagement to make this possible,” states Carl. He asks that we (the membership) increase our participation in existing programs and that we support NJAPM by offering our time and assistance towards new and upcoming projects.

Carl has been sailing all his life and when possible, races boats in competitions. He loves the water and the physical exercise, but admits that after participating in a recent Regatta, it took a few days to recover.