September 13, 2011
RE: MAYORS NEEDED! PLEASE JOIN OUR LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE!
Veteran journalist, public policy commentator and student of life, Tom Brokow, once said, “It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.” On behalf of the people you have sworn to serve, thank you for choosing the tougher alternative.
In life, and in government, we all have a choice. We can do the easy thing. Or we can do the right thing. On behalf of your neighbors and their families and on behalf of the future citizens that will make their homes in your municipality, thank you for choosing to do the right thing.
You were elected to serve as your municipality’s Chief Executive because your friends and neighbors respect your opinions. In giving you their votes, they trusted you with their future. The decisions you make in local office can have a profound, immediate and lasting impact on their lives.
In local office, you have seen how decisions made in our State Capital can limit – or enhance – your ability to better serve your constituents. Bad decisions in Trenton can prevent you from delivering the best possible public services efficiently, effectively and economically. While good decision can provide tremendous help.
That’s why the League was formed. And that’s why we promote the interests of New Jersey Mayors in the Legislative and Executive Branches of State Government.
To do that effectively, WE NEED TO HEAR YOUR VOICE. And one of the most important ways for you to get involved is by becoming a member of our Legislative Committee. If you can spare one work day a month, six to eight days a year, we urge you to volunteer to serve on this body.
MEMBERSHIP ON THE LEAGUE’S LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO HELP YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS. ON THE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE, YOU WILL HELP CHART LEAGUE POLICY WITH REGARDS TO STATE POLICY.
For more information, you can access our publication, “Speak Out! A Guide to State Level Advocacy,” at http://www.njslom.org/legislative_process_cover.html
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact our Executive Director Bill Dressel at 609-695-3481 x122 or firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.
Very truly yours,
Hon. Chuck Chiarello,
President, NJLM and Mayor, Buena Vista Township