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September 12, 2017

Re: Daily Update
I.    NJLM Conference CEU List Has Been Posted!
II.   Reminder: League Conference Deadlines
III. Reminder: 2016 Conference Resolutions
IV. Important Conference Sessions: Ethics
V. USDOT TIGER Grants Available & Instructional Webinars this Week

Dear Mayor:

I.  NJLM 2017 Conference CEU List Has Been Posted!

The first version of Annual Conference CEU list has been posted. You can view this list by clicking the following link: http://www.njslom.org/2017conf/ceu-list.pdf

Please note, the Annual Conference CEU list is not final, please continue to check the conference page http://www.njslom.org/2017conf/index.html frequently for updates.

II. Reminder: League Conference Deadlines

ATLANTIC CITY CONVENTION CENTER
NOVEMBER 14th – 16th, 2017

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION:

NJLM MEAL FUNCTION REGISTRATION:

  • Conference Meal Rates and Information
  • Mayors Box Luncheon form:  WORD / PDF                                                
  • Women in Municipal Government Networking & Awards Event form:  WORD / PDF
  • League Luncheon form:  WORD / PDF                                                                     

III. Reminder: 2017 Conference Resolutions

Attention Municipal Clerk: PLEASE BRING THIS TO THE ATTENTION OF YOUR MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF YOUR GOVERNING BODY

This is a reminder that member municipalities wishing to submit resolutions for consideration by the League Resolutions Committee at the Annual Conference must send a summary of the resolution to the League office by October 6, 2017 and the full text of the resolution October 20, 2017.

Too often, we are forced to react to policy initiatives advanced by the special interests, that continue to proliferate in our state’s and our nation’s capitals.  But, our League resolutions adoption process gives us a chance to take the initiative and to push for policies that you have identified as important to your town and your constituents.

Please, talk this over with your governing body members and administrative officers.  Then, by drafting a resolution, let us know what state or federal policies need to be changed to allow you to better serve the people who put you in office.

For a copy of the Resolutions Policy and Procedures go to the following link:
http://www.njslom.org/2017conf/conference-resolutions-procedures.html

IV. Important Conference Sessions: Ethics

In preparation for our 102nd Annual Conference, we would like to inform you of some of the sessions we’ve scheduled on specific subjects. This is the first of a series of letters designed for that purpose.

Citizen confidence in public officials and in political institutions is the foundation of civil order. That confidence erodes with even the appearance of a conflict of interests. Many of our Conference sessions, focused on other specific topics, will deal with potential conflicts and how to eliminate or avoid them in the course of your public duties. The following sessions will deal directly and in detail with this most important subject.

Date

Time

Session

Room

Wednesday, November 15th

 

 

 

 

10:45 a.m.

3:45 p.m.

Elected Officials Primer: Ethics

Municipal Ethics Programs and the Local Finance Board (Produced in cooperation with the Arthur J. Holland Program on Ethics in Government at the Eagleton Institute of Politics)

Room 417

Hall A

 

 

 

 

We hope that you will be able to participate at these ethics sessions, in November in Atlantic City.

For more information on these and other sessions, visit the League’s website at www.njslom.org or 102nd Conference Session Schedule . You can also go to 2017 Conference CEUs  for the latest listing of seminars offering Continuing Education Units. Also, be sure to read more about these sessions and the Conference in the October and November editions of our magazine, New Jersey Municipalities.

The 2017 Conference App will be available for download beginning October 4. Visit your device’s App Store to download

V. USDOT TIGER Grants Available & Instructional Webinars this Week

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced $500 million in discretionary grant funding. The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) are now available to communities interested in creating trails and trail connections. The focus is on major transportation projects, but trail advocates might be able to find a way to help projects become truly multimodal projects, complete missing trail links, and bring communities together with trail connections. Questions may be directed to Federal Highway Administration TIGER program staff (Ryan Brumfield or Sam Snead).

The Department of Transportation will hold public webinars on September 13 and 19 regarding “How to Compete for TIGER Grants” and on September 18 regarding “Preparing a Benefit Cost Analysis,” click here to register.

Be sure to also visit the League’s Grant Resource Center online; updated monthly with links to funding opportunities.

Sincerely,

Michael J. Darcy, CAE
Executive Director

 

 

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