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  July 2009

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IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS
Please consult the League Web Calendar
For seminar details, contact Karen Venditti ext. 118.

June offers several training opportunities on records retention and a program on developing urban supermarkets.  See the Web Calendar for more information.

July 4 Independence Day
July 27 Korean War Veterans Day

 


INSIDE THIS ISSUE

  • Annual Conference Changes
  • Elected Official Hall of Fame
  • Licensed Professionals Get CEUs
  • Mandate Relief Survey
  • Developing Urban Supermarkets

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FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Timothy McDonough, Mayor, Hope

With economic constraints forcing local government to do less with less, consider using this period to focus creative energy on perfecting those core services we are still able to offer.

As constituents are forced to accept local government offering less or scaled back service delivery, perhaps we can at least make those scaled back services a good experience for our neighbors.  It could come in the way of greater courtesy, creating a more user friendly process, greater emphasis on mitigating public works related disruptions, or higher quality responses to inquiries.

We have an opportunity to concentrate on, and perfect our core services which can ease residents’ current stress and offer everyone a new benchmark of quality government going forward. 

And take a moment to share your ideas and improvements with other municipalities across the state by authoring an article in New Jersey Municipalities Magazine.  We can accelerate our learning and improvement when we network and share new techniques and information.

Now is a great time to perfect our core services and the League is a great resource to help us do it.

 

Officers:

TIMOTHY C. McDONOUGH,
President ,  Mayor, Hope
JAMES ANZALDI,
1st Vice President ,
Mayor, Clifton
LOUISE CURREY WILSON
2nd Vice President;
Mayor, Montgomery
DANIEL CORONOTO
3rdVice President
Deputy Mayor, Hampton Twp.

Members of the Board:

CORY BOOKER (Ex-Officio)
Mayor, Newark City
ROBERT L. BOWSER,  ;
Mayor, East Orange City
SHARON ROBINSON-BRIGGS
Mayor, Plainfield
RANDY BROWN
Mayor, Evesham Township

CHUCK CHIARELLO
Mayor, Buena Vista Township
GIUSEPPE “JOE” CHILA
Mayor, Woolwich Township
JOHN DEAN DeRIENZO
Mayor, Haworth Borough
FRANK J. DRUETZLER
Mayor, Morris Plains Borough
MICHAEL FRESSOLA
Mayor, Manchester Township
JERRAMIAH HEALY          
Mayor, Jersey City
WILLIAM MILLER
Mayor, Pilesgrove
JANICE S. MIRONOV
Mayor, East Windsor Township
CAROL MUSSO
Mayor, Deerfield
ARTHUR R. ONDISH
Mayor, Mount Arlington Borough

GARY PASSANANTE
Mayor, Somerdale Borough
RONALD SWOREN
Mayor, Frenchtown
GERALD J. TARANTOLO   
Mayor, Eatontown Borough
JOSEPH TEMPESTA, JR.
 Mayor, West Caldwell Township
JANET W. TUCCI
Mayor, West Long Branch Borough 
BRIAN C. WAHLER
Mayor, Piscataway Township
SUZANNE M. WALTERS
Mayor, Stone Harbor Borough

Executive Staff
William G. Dressel Jr., Executive Director
Michael J. Darcy, CAE, Asst. Executive Director

94th ANNUAL CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Contact njslom.com

The League web site has housing and session schedule information available to view and download.

Click on www.njslom.org and go to the link for 94th Annual Conference to get housing forms and a preliminary schedule of topics that will be covered in League sessions. You can also view an early list of exhibitors. Prepare a “must visit” list of vendors.    

When scheduling your time at the Annual Conference, don’t forget to attend the Consulting Period which has been re-scheduled to Tuesday, November 17 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. where you can speak one-on-one with hundreds of consultants and State agency representatives. Also, be sure to schedule the League Business Meeting on Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the Sheraton Hotel.

 

94th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
ONLINE REGISTRATION

Contact njslom.com

Local officials will be able to register for the 94th   Annual League Conference online, beginning August 1. In addition to paper registration, officials will be able to go to the League web site. Take advantage of this new and easy way to pre-register for the Conference in  Atlantic City, November 17-20. Full registration information will be sent to all Municipal Clerks during the first week of August

 

IMPORTANT CHANGES IN ANNUAL
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

-Contact www.njslom.org

The Consulting Period on General Municipal Topics traditionally held on Thursday of the Conference week, is now held Tuesday, 3:00 – 5:00PM.  The location remains the same on the second floor of the Atlantic City Convention Center in Hall A.

The League educational sessions held on Thursday afternoon  now start at 2:00 PM.  Please note this change in your plans.

Be sure to check the League Conference web page for periodic updates and much more information

 

 

YOUR PROFESSIONALS RECEIVE
IMPORTANT CREDITS FOR THE
CONFERENCE

Contact Karen Venditti KVenditti@njslom.com

Your licensed professionals receive required continuing education credit when they attend approved sessions at the League Conference.  It is the most cost effective means meeting these licensing requirements and assures your professionals are up to speed on newest information.  A list of approved sessions has been posted on the League Conference web page.  Be sure to arrange for your professionals to attend.

MAYORS HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS
-Contact Michael Darcy ext.116 or
mdarcy@NJSLOM.com

The League is accepting nominations for the 2009 Mayors’ Hall of Fame. To qualify, a mayor must be serving in at least their tenth cumulative year for the silver level or twentieth year for the gold level. Mayors who rotate into office can qualify after holding the office of mayor for ten years.

Qualifying mayors are inducted into the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Mayors’ Hall of Fame during the Mayors’ Luncheon at the Annual Conference Wednesday, November 18 in Atlantic City. For nomination forms and more information about the Mayors’ Hall of Fame, visit the Mayors Corner at www.njslom.org or contact the League.

LOOKING TO HIRE?
LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL?

-Contact Sue Delany SDelany@njslom.com
or www.njslom.org/classifieds_jobs.html

The League has restructured its classified advertising.  Municipalities, counties and State agencies are invited to place help wanted and second hand merchandise ads on the League web site.  With hundreds of thousands of visits to the web site, the magazine classified ads are now phased out and all ads will appear on-line.  Starting in August, the new costs are $55 for the first 50 words and $5 every ten words thereafter.

NJLM EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
-Contact Bill Dressel BDressel@njslom.com
www.njlmef.org

The League of Municipalities Educational Foundation has published the first paper in the new "Friends of Local Government" series.    These policy oriented papers will offer the perspectives of experts from outside municipal government, applying their expertise to issues confronted by local leaders.

League Publications
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2009-10 Elected Officials Handbook UPDATED
2009 Federal Directory
2008 Laws of Interest to Municipalities