What is the League?

Mission Statement

The New Jersey State League of Municipalities is a non-partisan, non-profit voluntary association, founded in 1915, to further enhance the ability of New Jersey’s municipal governments to represent their constituents by:

  • Acting as a forceful advocate for New Jersey’s municipalities before the State and federal governments.
  • Serving as a definitive information clearinghouse and providing educational opportunities for elected and appointed officials.
  • Providing networking opportunities and forums for discussions and sharing of mutual concerns. 

The Organization

 All 564 municipalities are members of the League. Over 560 mayors and 13,000 elected and appointed officials of member municipalities are entitled to all of the services and privileges of the League.

New Jersey Municipalities Magazine

The League publishes a magazine titled New Jersey Municipalities which reports up-to-the-minute information on municipal administration and procedures by practical examples, news items, and legal analyses. It is one of the reading "musts" for municipal officials.

Annual Conference

The highlight of the year's activities is NJLM's Annual Conference, held each November in Atlantic City. The Conference is an invaluable learning experience that yields benefits throughout the year. Delegates have the opportunity to learn and ask questions at more than 100 panels, clinics, workshops, and other sessions conducted by the League and the 21 associations of technical and professional employees allied with it. Commercial, government and association exhibits display the latest products and services for municipal government. At the 2018 Conference, more than 16,000 delegates, participants and guests attended, representing the largest municipal gathering in the country.


In addition to the magazine and Conference, other League services include:

  • Bureau of Municipal Information
  • Municipal Resources
  • Legal Services
  • Bureau Reference Desk
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Legislative Publications & References
  • Resource Guides
  • Ordinances and Codes Library
  • Professional Development Seminars
  • Events and Sessions
  • Research Publications

Annual Report

An annual report is published each year by NJLM's Executive Director highlighting the League's efforts over the past year and the services offered.

League Presidents

A listing of Presidents including their name, municipality, and the year served.

Celebrating a Century of Service

In 2015, NJLM celebrated its 100th year. Recognizing the milestones and achievements of our members, including a detailed history by decade.

Dedication of New NJLM Headquarters

In January 2007, the League relocated from its long-time West State Street home to the larger, renovated Roebling Mansion at West State Street.