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SEPTEMBER 11, 2009

Sponsored by
Center of Government Services, Rutgers, The State University
New Jersey League of Municipalities
New Jersey Municipal Management Association

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Initiatives to increase the public’s awareness of government operations, strengthen community ties and provide useful information and services to citizens deserve to be high- lighted. 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 contest sponsors hope this will create interest and provide incentive for municipalities to develop or enhance their public information programs in order to be able to offer more innovative, responsive and personalized services to citizens.


Entries will be evaluated on the clarity, quality and completeness of the information provided. Plaques will be awarded for first place entries in the following categories:

Web Sites

Applications that provide service or information to citizens, such as licensing, tax collections, permits, emergency preparedness, public health, disaster resources, business and home safety and environmental services.

Other electronic media

Cable TV programs, special announcements, community bulletin boards, etc.

Print Media

Annual Reports, newsletters, special bulletins.


Such as access to information by people with disabilities or who use English as a second language; interactive telecommunications systems; or electronic libraries.

Best Overall
Total public information program.

Contest winners will be notified in November and awards will be presented at the annual New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City, November 17-20, 2009. Winning entries will be posted on the League web site, the CGS web site and local media in your area will be notified.

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