September 10, 2009
Re: Arts Build Communities
In the past two weeks, you should have received a letter from the Arts Build Communities initiative at Rutgers University inviting you to one of two focus groups later this month. I hope that you will participate.
Arts Build Communities works to help leaders make more cost-effective choices about arts and community and economic development. The New Jersey State League of Municipalities is a keystone partner in this effort.
If you have already RSVP’d by the time you receive this letter, thank you. If not, please let the ABC staff know by September 15 if you would like to participate. There is a focus group at the Watchung Arts Center on September 23, from 7 to 8:30 pm. The other focus group will be at the Count Basie Theater on September 30, from 7 to 8:30 pm.
Both meetings are only for elected officials who are invited because they have shown support for the arts. Amy Simon of the New Jersey Arts Incubator will facilitate the focus groups.
Please RSVP at your earliest convenience to Swena Gulati, Program Manager, Rutgers University Professional Development Institute at 732-932-3822, x636 or firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
You can learn more about Arts Build Communities at http://www.policy.rutgers.edu/pdi/abc
Very truly yours,
William G. Dressel, Jr.