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NOVEMBER 17 – 20, 2009


The 2009 New Jersey State League of Municipalities, 94th Annual Conference is excited to offer approximately 45 approved League and League Joint Sessions for continuing education units.  The League Affiliate Group Members also offer continuing education units for their respective Affiliate Programs. 

The Department of Local Government Services (DLGS) sponsorship agreement provides credits for CMFO/CCFO (Certified Municipal Financial Officer/ Certified County Financial Officer), CTC (Certified Tax Collector), CPWM (Certified Public Works Manager), RMC (Registered Municipal Clerk) licensees.  Please visit for your “CEU Record/Renewal Forms), as well as a listing of the Curriculum Areas for your respective license.  In addition, through collaborative efforts with numerous accreditation bodies, the League has broadened its scope of offerings approved for continuing education units for the following licensees:


RUTGERS COOK COLLEGE:  CRP (Certified Recycling Professionals)

RUTGERS CENTER FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICES:  RPPO (Registered Public Purchasing Officials) and RPPS (Registered Public Purchasing Specialist)

BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY:  CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and RMA (Registered Municipal Accountant)



CERTIFIED LEGAL EDUCATION:  CLE (Certificate of Completion)



Tuesday, November 17

9:00 a.m.                  
Registration and Exhibits Open                  
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.                  
1st Annual Sustainable Jersey Awards' Luncheon - Ballroom, Sheraton                  
2:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.                  
League Workshop:  Orientation: Getting the Most from your Conference Experience                  
League Joint Workshop with the GFOANJ and TCTANJ :   Budget and Audit Updates - Understanding the Process 2.0 Bud  2.0 GSD        2.0 Fin 2.0 2.0
Accounting; Auditing
League Joint Workshop with the NJFPPA:  Finding Every Drop of Savings - Why Municipalities Must Seek Reform of Water Rates     2.0 Tech            
League Workshop:  Humor Me!  The Dollars and Sense of Humor in Government                  
League Workshop:  GAP Financing and Other Tools for Downtown Redevelopment     2.0 Mgmt            
League Workshop:  What's Out There for Senior Citizens in These Troubled Financial Times                  
League Workshop:  Partnership Programs Leverage Clean Communities' Funds     2.0 Mgmt   2.0   2.0    
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.                  
2009 Conference Resolutions' Committee                  
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.                  
League General Consulting Period - Hall A                  
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.                  
League Workshop:  TVs - UEZs - MS - SIDs, and the ABCs of What They Are, and How They Work Together 1.5 FDM                
League Workshop:  Sustainable Jersey - Grants, Incentives, and Funding for Municipalities (Green Session)     1.5 Tech   1.5   1.5    
League Joint Workshop with the GFOANJ and TCTANJ:  Division of Pensions and Benefits Update on Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits and Services  1.0 FDM; .5 0MAS 1.5 GSD        1.0 Fin; .5 PD   1.5 Accounting; Auditing  
League Workshop:  New Jersey's Clothing Bin Law:  Implementation and Enforcement                   
League Workshop:  Town and Gown Relations - Financial Aid, not Just for Students                  
League Workshop:  Solving Problems in an Economic Downturn:  Negotiating Skills for Elected Officials and Public  Managers       1.5 TCH     1.5    
League Workshop:  Updating Your Zoning and Subdivision Code                  
League Workshop:  Immigration and Your Municipality - What are the Next Steps?                  
League Workshop:  What Elected Officials Need to Know About Technology in Conjunction with GMIS-NJ 1.5 IT 1.5 IT 1.5 IT 1.5 TCH 1.5 1.5 IT   1.5 CS  
League Workshop:  Municipalities Can Help Curb Tax and Limousine Insurance Fraud           1.5 Lic      
5:00 p.m.                  
Registration and Exhibits Close                  

Wednesday, November 18

8:00 a.m.                  
Nomination Breakfast - Sheraton                  
8:30 a.m.                  
Registration and Exhibits Open                  
9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.                  
League Joint Tandem Session with NJPO:  Get Ready for the NJ State Plan, Part I                   
League Session: Basic Forensic Techniques for Detecting Internal and External Fraud in a Municipal Environment 1.0 ACT; .5 FDM 1.0 RBC; .5 GSD 1.5 Mgmt     1.5 Fin 1.5 1.5 Fin  
League Session:  Women In Government - Leadership Practices for Today's Economic Challenges                  
League Session:  Former Governors - Executive Term - Inology:  Past Governors Judge Jon Corzine's Past Four Years in Office                  
League Session:  Helping Your Constituents Stay in their Homes  - NJ Mortgage Mediation Programs  1.5 OMAS 1.5 Enf       1.5 Rec      
League Session:  Email Retention and Document Management Policies, Problems and Solutions in Conjunction with GMIS-NJ 1.5 IT 1.5 IT 1.5 IT   1.5 1.5 IT 1.5 1.5 CS  
League Session:  New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway Widening Projects and Other Capital Improvements                  
League Session:  Lowering Flood Insurance Premiums in Your Municipality     1.5 Govt            
10:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m.                   
League Session:  Show Me the Money - Locating Grant Funding to Meet Your Municipality's Needs 1.5 Bud         1.5 Fin 1.5 1.5 Fin   
League Session:  Sustainable Jersey  - What's New for 2010 Program Updates (Green Session)                  
League Session:   Local Governments and the Non-Profit Sector - Separate Worlds or Effective Partners ?  (Part of the Arthur J. Holland Program on Ethics in Government) 1.5 Eth 1.5 Eth 1.5 Eth   1.5 1.5 Eth 1.5    
League Session:  Safe Communities in Today's Economic Climate:  Staying Focused on Violence Reduction                  
League Joint Tandem Session with NJPO:  Analyzing the NJ Plan:  A Response Panel - Part Il                   
League Session:  Federal Stimulus  . . . Six Months Later                  
League Session:  E-Government at Work - Realizing Customer Satisfaction and Taxpayer Savings     1.5 Mgmt       1.5    
League Tandem Session:  Emerging Technology and Its Effects on Local Telecommunication Tax Revenues                   
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m..                  
Mayors Box Luncheon:  An Open Dialogue on Mayoral Issues with the Governor's Cabinet - Crowne Ballroom, Sheraton                  
2:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.                   
League Session:  Legislative Leaders Report on Their Records - How Now, New Jersey?                  
League Joint Session with the NJMMA:  Performance Measurement Benchmarking - Do They Work? 2.0 Eth 2.0 Eth 2.0 Eth     2.0 Eth 2.0    
League Session:  Transit Oriented Development/Villages - Changing Times Make It the Right Time for Transit Oriented Development                  2.0
League Session:  Governing the Police Department - Police Chiefs vs. Public Safety Directors                  
League Session:  Stimulus Plan - How has it Helped Your Municipality with Human and Civil Rights? (Presented in cooperation with the Human and Civil Rights Association of New Jersey)                  
League Tandem Session:  Local Unit Alignment Reorganization and Consulidation Commission Progress (LUARCC) Part I 2.0 OMAS 2.0 GSD 2.0 Govt   2.0 2.0 PD   2.0 PD  
League Session:  The Deal Clincher - Developing an Economic Development Strategy 2.0  Bud         2.0 Fin     2.0
League Session:  Census 2010 - The Count, the Whole Count, and Nothing but the Count            2.0 PD      
League Session:  The Evolving Role of Community Health Care Centers                  
League Tandem Session:  Mayors and  Council Members:  Budget, Procurement, and Finance in Purchasing Issues, Part I                  
League Session:  Using New Media to Communication and Campaign         2.0        
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.                  
League Session:  The Mayors' Wellness Campaign - Developing Cost Efficient Strategies to Develop Healthy Towns                  
League Tandem Session:  Mayors and  Council Members:  Ethics, Open Public Meetings and Public Records, and Civility in Public Discourse Part 11                  
League Session:  The ARC Mass Transit Tunnel - Progress on the Move                  
League Session:  Creating Opportunity through Economic Growth - A Meeting of the Urban Enterprise Zone Mayors' Commission 1.5 OMAS   1.5 Mgmt     1.5 PD   1.5 MAS  
League Session:  Making Citi-Stat/311 Call Center a Reality     1.5 Tech     1.5 PD      
League Tandem Session:  An Examiniation of Consolidation Stories, Learning from the Experiences of Others - Part Two
1.5 OMAS 1.5 GSD 1.5 Govt   1.5 1.5 PD 1.5 1.5 PD  
League Joint Session with the NJMMA:  Budget in 2010 - Learning from the 2009 Experience- What Works from the Short Term and the Long Term Perspective
1.5 OMAS         1.5 PD 1.5 1.5 MAS  
League Session:  Controlling Liability Claims 1.5 FDM   1.5 Mgmt 1.5 TCH   1.5 Fin   1.5 MAS  
League Joint Session with NBC-LEO:  Students Tackling Ordinary Problems (S.T.O.P.) PERFORMANCE  in Conjunction with the Attorney General's Office - Hall A                  
5:00 p.m.                  
Registration and Exhibits Close                  

Thursday, November 19

8:00 a.m.                  
Women in Municipal Government Breakfast:  A Salute to Women in the Military, Sponsored by the League's Women in Municipal Government Committee) - Pearl Ballroom, Sheraton                  
8:30 a.m.                   
Registration and Exhibits Open                  
9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.                  
2nd Resolution (Back-up)                  
League Session:  Sustainable Jersey:  Local Leadership and Innovation - Riding the Green Wave (Green Session)     1.5 Mgmt   1.5   1.5    
League Session:  Water Quality Issues and Septic System Management     1.5 Tech            
League Session:  Negotiations and Interest Arbitration In These Tough Economic Times 1.5 OMAS   1.0 Mgmt; 5. Govt     1.5 PD   1.5 BL  
League Session:  Organ Donation and Your Community - Saving Lives through Leadership                  
League Session: Access Station Programming Sources and Emerging Video                  
League Joint Tandem Session with  NJPO:  COAH  Update, Part I           1.5 PD      
League Joint Session with the GFOA, TCTA, and GPANJ:  State and Cooperative Purchasing Program- Where Are We Today? Where Will We be Tomorrow? 1.0 FDM; .5 Bud  1.5 GSD 1.5 Govt   1.5 1.5 Fin  1.5 1.5 Fin  
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                   
League Session:  Arts, History, and Tourism:  Keys to Growing Your Local Economy                  
League Session:  Emergency Management, Homeland Security, and Emergency Medical Services:  Are You Ready to Meet the Challenges?                  
League Tandem Joint Session with the NJPO:  COAH Update- A Responsive Panel, Part 11           1.5 PD      
League Session:  Sustainable Jersey:  Beyond City Hall - Strategies, Resources, and Financial Incentives for Engaging Your Community  (Green Session)                  
League Joint Session with the MCANJ:  The Open Public Records  Act  (OPRA) in 2009 1.5 OMAS 1.5 GSD 1.5 Mgmt   1.5 1.5 Rec 1.5 1.5 MAS  
League Joint Session with the MCANJ and GPANJ:  What's New in Pay to Play, Procurement, Ethics, and Updates 1.5 Eth 1.5 Eth 1.5 Eth   1.5 1.5 Eth 1.5    
League Joint Session with  AMANJ:  Digital Tax Mapping - Key to Municipal Financial Success 1.5 OMAS 1.5 GSD             1.5
League Session:  Health Insurance Issues - Are you Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Buck? 1.0 Bud; .5 FDM         1.0 Fin; .5 PD      
League Joint Session with the AMANJ and the NJILGA: Tax Appeals in a Real Estate Recession - Strategies for Defending the Tax Base without Wiping Out Your Budget - (Certificate of Completion for Attorneys) 1.0 Bud; .5 FDM 1.0 RBC; .5 GSD       1.5 Fin     1.5
12:15 p.m.                  
League Luncheon for all Delegates - Crown Ballroom, Sheraton                  
1:00 p.m.                  
 Exhibits Close                  
2:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.                  
League Session:  The Importance of Developing Affordable Rental Housing During an Economic Crisis                  
League Session:  Business Improvement Districts Providing More Services without Increasing Taxes                  
League Session:  How Does the Current Economic Situation Affect Rent Control?                  
League Session:  Sustainable Jersey - Private Sector Support for Municipal Sustainability Programs (Green Session)                  
League Session:  Sustainable Jersey - Hot Topics and Emerging Issues (Green Session)                  
League Session:  Hospitals Today - An Economic Engine Providing Quality Health Care Serves in Your Town and Region                  
4:00 p.m.                  
Registration Close                  

Friday, November 20

9:00 a.m.                  
League Business Meeting - Sheraton                  



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