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  September 2009

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IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS
Please consult the League Web Calendar

 

September 17 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
September 22 League Seminar "ARTEMIS Records Management System" at West Windsor
October 2 NJLM Foundation program “New Jersey’s Economy: Status of Gloom and Prospects for Bloom” at New Brunswick
October 19 League Seminar “Labor Negotiations Primer” at Holmdel

 


INSIDE THIS ISSUE

  • Two New League Staff
  • NJLM Foundation program on New Jersey Economy
  • Registration Deadline for Annual Conference
  • Ethics Training from NJLM

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FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Timothy McDonough, Mayor, Hope

“Teamwork – A Bridge To A Brighter Horizon”

The New Jersey State League of Municipalities 94th Annual Conference is two months away, and as president, I would like to emphasize several important events. 

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 17 -  The Consulting Period start time has changed to 3:00 p.m. at the Convention Center Hall A. Experts will provide up-to-date information on myriad municipal topics.   Note the new start time.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 - the Mayors’ Box Luncheon held in the Sheraton Crown Ballroom at noon is your chance to meet and greet fellow mayors and the League leadership.  Presentations for the Mayors’ Hall of Fame and Innovation in Governance Awards are made. There is also an Executive Briefing. This event is by ticket only. Following the luncheon at the Convention Center, Room 322, from 2:00 to 5:15 p.m. is a valuable training clinic for newly elected mayors.  This session will provide an overview of major areas of responsibility, key contacts at the State level, and important sources of information and assistance. 

There will be several ethics sessions throughout the conference including the Wednesday afternoon session for “Newly Elected Officials” and the Thursday morning session on “Pay to Play.”

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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

JAMES CASSELLA
Mayor, East Rutherford
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

TWO NEW STAFF JOIN LEAGUE
-Contact Bill Dressel BDressel@njslom.com

Matthew Weng, Esq. is the new League Staff Attorney.  Matthew will perform duties that include review of regulations, work on the Legislative Committee, authoring magazine articles and working with the League’s Associate Counsels.  Matthew and his wife and child live it Pitman.

Danielle Holland is the Leauge’s new Program Specialist.  Danielle will produce seminars and conference sessions as well as other event productions.  Danielle lives in Hackettstown.

We welcome these new staff members and will continue to introduce them to the full membership as the opportunities arise.

CONSTITUTION DAY SEPTEMBER 17
Contact www.ConstitutionCenter.org

Sept 17 2009 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Mayors can find activities for community leaders at: ConstitutionCenter.org, click on Programs and Events.

48th RUTGERS MUNICIPAL PUBLIC INFORMATION CONTEST APPLICATIONS
Contact Stuart Meck StuMeck@rci.Rutgers.edu

The purpose of this contest is to promote the use of successful and innovative techniques that increase government’s ability to meet citizen needs and improve access to government services. 
The deadline for submissions in September 11.

Awards are presented for web sites, other electronic media, print media, special innovations, and best overall public information campaign.

NJLM FOUNDATION PROGRAM ON
NEW JERSEY ECONOMY
-Contact NJLM Educational Foundation

This October 2 program, sponsored by the New Jersey League of Municipalities Educational Foundation will examine the economic downturn from the national, New York regional and New Jersey perspectives and explore its statewide and local fiscal impacts and see how we do business going forward.  Visit the Foundation web site for full information.

 

CONFERENCE PRE-REGISTRATION
-Contact: Gayle Krygier, Bookkeeper ext 119

The League’s Annual Conference pre-registration forms were mailed to all Municipal Clerks on August 1, 2009.  The cut-off date for $45 pre-registration is October 1.  After that date, you must register on-site at a cost of $55.  Be sure to pre-register your municipal delegation and save money.  The forms are available at the Conference Web Site  On-line registration is also available to officials.

IMPORTANT CHANGES IN ANNUAL
NJLM CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
-Contact www.njslom.org

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

The League educational sessions normally held on Thursday at 3:00 PM will now start at 2:00 PM.  Please note this change in your plans.

Be sure to check the League Conference Web Site for periodic updates and much more information.

NEW JERSEY – ISRAEL CLEAN TECH CONFEREENCE
-Contact the Department of State

On September 16, the New Jersey – Israel Commission will be hosting 15 Israeli clean-tech companies for a one day conference at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst, NJ.

Many of the companies from Israel will need to set up facilities in the U.S. and this conference will present New Jersey as a top location. Municipalities can benefit both from the technologies these companies present and from the economic impact of companies locating to our state’s cities and towns.  For more about this conference and to register go to the Department of State web site

VISIT THE NJLM ON-LINE
ETHICS RESOURCE CENTER

Ethics Training is available at this year’s League Conference in Atlantic City, November 17 – 20, 2009.  The League can also arrange for a seminar in your municipality for all employees or for employees from a combination of municipalities.  Contact Bill Dressel at bdressel@njslom.com.

League Publications
Available for Purchase
Go to http://www.njslom.org/Publications.html

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

 

NJLM Educational Foundation

New Jersey’s Economy:  Status of Gloom and Prospects for Bloom
October 2, 2009
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Special Events Forum - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This half-day program, sponsored by the New Jersey League of Municipalities Educational Foundation will examine the downturn from the National, New York regional and New Jersey perspectives and explore its statewide and local fiscal impacts and see how we do business going forward.

The focus audience is Mayors and elected officials at all levels of government and corporate/business leaders interested in hearing the latest on the state of the economy.

Cost is $35.00 per registrant
AGENDA

8:30 a.m.Registration, coffee, tea, and light refreshments

9:00 a.m. - Welcome:  Louise Wilson, President, NJLM Educational Foundation,
                 Mayor, Montgomery Township, League 2nd Vice President

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. - Part I – Current Economic Condition
Moderator:     Dr. James W. Hughes, Dean, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning  and Public Policy

Speakers:     Rae Rosen, Vice President Senior Economist –  Federal Reserve Bank of New York
                    Dr. Joseph J. Seneca, University Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
                    Dennis Bone, President, Verizon New Jersey, Chairman, New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce

Question and Answer:
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    - Part II – Economic Outlook
Moderator:     Dr. Henry Coleman, Professor of Public Policy, Edward J. Bloustein
                                                  School of Planning and Public Policy
Speakers:  David J. Rosen, Legislative Budget and Finance Officer, New Jersey Office of Legislative Services (Invited)
Federal Reserve Bank Representative (Invited) - Local Finance Section (TBA)
John McCormac, Mayor, Woodbridge, Former New Jersey State Treasurer
David Rousseau, New Jersey State Treasurer (Invited)

1:00 Adjournment – Lunch on your own at nearby restaurants
For more information:  www.njlmef.org or contact Suzanne Delany
at (609) 695-3481, ext. 111

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