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94th ANNUAL CONFERENCE PRELIMINARY
WORKSHOP/EDUCATION SESSION SCHEDULE

NOVEMBER 17 – 20, 2009
ATLANTIC CITY CONVENTION CENTER
ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY
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Workshop Schedule - Tuesday, November 17

8:30 a.m.     Registrars

9:00 a.m.    Registration and Exhibits Open

10:00 a.m.   Assessors
10:00 a.m.   Municipal Clerks
10:00 a.m.   Finance Officers
10:00 a.m.   Planning Officials
10:00 a.m.   Registrars

10:00 a.m.   Tax Collectors and Treasurers

12:00 noon 1st Annual Sustainable Jersey Awards Luncheon

1:00 p.m.     Finance Officers
1:00 p.m.     Tax Collectors and Treasurers

1:30 p.m.     Assessors
1:30 p.m.     Planning Officials

2:00 p.m.     League Workshop: Orientation: Getting the Most from Your Conference Experience
2:00 p.m.     League Joint Workshop with Tax Collectors and Treasurers Association and Government Finance Officers
                   Association: Budget and Audit Hurdles – Understanding the Process
2:00 p.m.     League Joint Workshop with New Jersey Fire Prevention and Protection Association:  Finding Every Drop of
                   Savings – Why Municipalities Must Seek Reform of Water Rates
2:00 p.m.     League Workshop: Humor Me!  The Dollars and Sense of Humor in Government
2:00 p.m.     League Workshop: What’s Out There for Senior Citizens in These Troubled Financial Times
2:00 p.m.     League Workshop: GAP Financing and Other Tools for Downtown Redevelopment
2:00 p.m.     League Workshop:  Partnership Programs Leverage Clean Communities Funds
2:00 p.m.     Municipal Clerks
2:00 p.m.     Court Administrators
2:00 p.m.     Planning Officials
2:00 p.m.     Recreation
2:00 p.m.     Registrars
2:00 p.m.     Tax Collectors and Treasurers

3:00 p.m.    LEAGUE CONSULTING PERIOD                               Hall A

3:00 p.m.     Resolutions Committee

3:45 p.m.     League Workshop:  TVs – UEZs – MS – SIDs and the ABCs of What They Are and How They Work Together
3:45 p.m.     League Workshop:  Sustainable Jersey – Grants, Incentives and Funding for Municipalities
3:45 p.m.     League Joint Workshop with Government Finance Officers Association and Tax Collectors and Treasurers Association:  Division of Pensions and Benefits Update on Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits and Services
3:45 p.m.     League Workshop:  New Jersey’s Clothing Bin Law:  Implementation and Enforcement
3:45 p.m.     League Workshop: Town and Gown Relations – Financial Aid, Not Just for Students
3:45 p.m.     League Workshop: Solving Problems in an Economic Downturn:  Negotiation Skills for Elected Officials and Public Managers
3:45 p.m.     League Workshop: Updating Your Zoning and Subdivision Code
3:45 p.m.     League Workshop: Immigration and Your Municipalities – What are the Next Steps?
3:45 p.m.     League Workshop:  What Elected Officials Need to Know About Technology (In Conjunction with GMIS-NJ)
3:45 p.m.     League Workshop: Municipalities Can Help Curb Taxi and Limousine Insurance Fraud

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18

8:00 a.m.     Municipal Clerks

8:30 a.m.     Registration and Exhibits Open
8:30 a.m.     Engineers

9:00 a.m.     League Joint Tandem Session with New Jersey Planning Officials: Get Ready for the New State Plan–Part I
9:00 a.m.     League Session:  Basic Forensic Techniques for Detecting Internal and External Fraud in a Municipal Environment
9:00 a.m.     League Session:  Women in Government – Leadership Practices for Today’s Economic Challenges
9:00 a.m.     League Session:  Former Governors – Executive Term-Inology:  Past Governors Judge Jon Corzine’s Past Four Years in Office
9:00 a.m.     League Session:  Helping Your Constituents Stay in Their Homes – New Jersey Mortgage Mediation Programs
9:00 a.m.     League Session: E-mail Retention and Document Management Policies, Problems and Solutions (In conjunction with GMIS – NJ)
9:00 a.m.     League Session:  New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway Widening Projects and Other Capital Improvements
9:00 a.m.     League Session:  Lowering Flood Insurance Premiums in your Municipality
9:00 a.m.     Assessors
9:00 a.m.     Purchasing Agents
9:00 a.m.     Tax Collectors and Treasurers
9:00 a.m.     Welfare

9:30 a.m.     Recreation

10:00 a.m.   Assessors
10:00 a.m.   Building Officials
10:00 a.m.   Court Administrators
10:00 a.m.   Engineers
10:00 a.m.   Fire Officials
10:00 a.m.   Tax Collectors and Treasurers

10:45 a.m.   League Session:  Show Me the Money – Locating Grant Funding to Meet Your Municipality’s Needs
10:45 a.m.   League Session:  Sustainable Jersey – What’s New for 2010 Program Updates
10:45 a.m.   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)
10:45 a.m.   League Session:  Safe Communities in Today’s Economic Climate:  Staying Focused on Violence Reduction
10:45 a.m.   League Joint Tandem Session with New Jersey Planning Officials:  Analyzing the New State Plan – A Response Panel – Part II
10:45 a.m.   League Session:  Federal Stimulus…..Six Months Later
10:45 a.m.   League Session:  E-Government at Work – Realizing Customer Satisfaction and Taxpayer Savings
10:45 a.m.   League Session:  Emerging Technology and Its Effects on Local Telecommunication Tax Revenues

12:00 Noon Assessors Luncheon
12:00 Noon Building Officials Luncheon
12:00 Noon Engineers Luncheon
12:00 Noon Planning and Zoning Administrators Luncheon
12:00 Noon Purchasing Agents Luncheon
12:00 noon  Recreation Luncheon

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (Continued)

12:15 p.m.   Mayors Box Luncheon – An Open Dialogue on Mayors Issues           Crown Ballroom
with the Governor’s Cabinet                                                                                Sheraton Hotel

1:00 p.m.     Finance Officer
1:00 p.m.     Health Officers
1:00 p.m.     Tax Collectors and Treasurers

1:15 p.m.     Attorneys

1:45 p.m.     Recreation

2:00 p.m.     League Session:  Legislative Leaders Report on Their Records – How Now, New Jersey
2:00 p.m.     League Joint Session with New Jersey Municipal Management Association:  Performance Measurement Benchmarking – Do They Work?
2:00 p.m.     League Session:  Transit Oriented Development/Villages – Changing Times Make it the Right Time for Transit Oriented Development
2:00 p.m.     League Session: Governing the Police Department – Police Chiefs vs. Public Safety Directors
2:00 p.m.     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)
2:00 p.m.     League Tandem Session:  Consolidation:  Local Unit Alignment Reorganization and Consolidation Commission Progress (LUARCC) – Part One
2:00 p.m.     League Session:  The Deal Clincher – Developing An Economic Development Strategy
2:00 p.m.     League Session:  Census 2010 – The Count, the Whole Count and Nothing but the Count
2:00 p.m.     League Session:  The Evolving Role of Community Health Care Centers
2:00 p.m.     League Tandem Session: Mayors and Council Members:  Budget, Procurement and Finance in Purchasing Issues – Part One
2:00 p.m.     League Session:  Using New Media to Communicate and Campaign
2:00 p.m.     Court Administrators
2:00 p.m.     Electrical Inspectors
2:00 p.m.     Finance Officers
2:00 p.m.     Fire Officials
2:00 p.m.     Health Officers
2:00 p.m.     Planning Officials
2:00 p.m.     Purchasing Agents
2:00 p.m.     Tax Collectors and Treasurers

2:30 p.m.     Attorneys
2:30 p.m.     Engineers
3:00 p.m.     Finance Officers
3:00 p.m.     Tax Collectors and Treasurers

3:15 p.m.     Plumbing Inspectors

3:45 p.m.     League Session:  The Mayors Wellness Campaign – Developing Cost Efficient Strategies to Develop Healthy Towns
3:45 p.m.     League Tandem Session:  Mayors and Council Members:  Ethics, Open Public Meetings and Open Public Records and Civility in Public Discourse – Part Two
3:45 p.m.     League Session:  The ARC Mass Transit Tunnel – Progress on the Move
3:45 p.m.     League Session:  Creating Opportunity through Economic Growth – A Meeting of the Urban Enterprise Zone Mayors Commission
3:45 p.m.     League Session:  Making Citi-Stat/311 Call Center a Reality
3:45 p.m.     League Tandem Session:  Consolidation:  An Examination of Consolidation Stories, Learning from the Experiences of Others – Part Two
3:45 p.m.     League Joint Session with New Jersey Municipal Management Association:  Budgeting in 2010 – Learning from the 2009 Experience:  What Works from the Short Term and the Long Term Perspective
3:45 p.m.     League Session:  Controlling Liability Claims
3:45 p.m.     League Joint Session with NBC-LEO:  Students Tackling Ordinary Problems – S.T.O.P. Performance (In Conjunction with the Attorney General’s Office)

3:45 p.m.     Municipal Clerks

4:00 p.m.     Attorneys

5:00 p.m.     Registration and Exhibits Close
5:00 p.m.     Health Officers

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19

8:00 a.m.     Women in Government Breakfast:  A Salute to Women              Crown Ballroom
In the Military (Sponsored by the League’s Women in                                   Sheraton Hotel
Municipal Government Committee – WIMG)

8:30 a.m.     Registration and Exhibits Open

9:00 a.m.     League Session:  Sustainable Jersey – Local Leadership and Innovation – Riding the Green Wave
9:00 a.m.     League Session:  Water Quality and Septic System Management
9:00 a.m.     League Session:  Negotiations and Interest Arbitration in These Tough Economic Times
9:00 a.m.     League Session:  Organ Donation and Your Community – Saving Lives through Leadership
9:00 a.m.     League Session:  Access Station Programming Sources and Emerging Video Technologies
9:00 a.m.     League Joint Tandem Session with New Jersey Planning Officials: 
COAH Update – Part I
9:00 a.m.     League Joint Session with Tax Collectors and Treasurers Association, Government Finance Officers Association and Governmental Purchasing Association:  State and Cooperative Purchasing Program – Where are they Today?  Where will they be Tomorrow?
9:00 a.m.     Court Administrators
9:00 a.m.     Health Officers
9:00 a.m.     Planning Officials
9:00 a.m.     Tax Collectors and Treasurers

10:00 a.m.   Building Officials
10:00 a.m.   Engineers
10:00 a.m.   Finance Officers
10:00 a.m.   Fire Officials
10:00 a.m.   Public Works
10:00 a.m.   Tax Collectors and Treasurers
10:00 a.m.   Welfare

10:45 a.m.   League Session:  Arts, History and Tourism:  Keys to Growing Your Local Economy
10:45 a.m.   League Session:  Emergency Management, Homeland Security and Emergency Medical Services – Are You Ready to Meet the Challenges?
10:45 a.m.   League Joint Tandem Session with New Jersey Planning Officials:  COAH Update – A Response Panel – Part II
10:45 a.m.   League Session:  Sustainable Jersey – Beyond City Hall – Strategies, Resources and Financial Incentives for Engaging Your Community
10:45 a.m.   League Joint Session with Municipal Clerks Association:  The Open Public Records Act (OPRA) in 2009
10:45 a.m.   League Joint Session with Municipal Clerks Association and Governmental Purchasing Association – What’s New in Pay to Play Procurement; Ethics and Updates?
10:45 a.m.   League Joint Session with the Association of Municipal Assessors:  Digital Tax Mapping – Key to Municipal Financial Success
10:45 a.m.   League Session:  Health Insurance Issues – Are you Getting the Biggest Bang for your Buck?
10:45 a.m.   League Joint Session with the Association of Municipal Assessors and the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys:  Tax Appeals in a Real Estate Recession – Strategies for Defending the Tax Base without Wiping Out your Budget

11:00 a.m.   Tax Collectors and Treasurers

11:30 a.m.   Public Works Luncheon

12:15 p.m.  League Luncheon for all Delegates

1:00 p.m.     Exhibits Close
1:00 p.m.     Court Administrators

1:30 p.m.     Assessors
1:30 p.m.     Attorneys
1:30 p.m.     Planning Officials

2:00 p.m.     League Session:  The Importance of Developing Affordable Rental Housing During an Economic Crisis
2:00 p.m.     League Session:  Business Improvement Districts Providing more Revitalization Dollars without Increasing Taxes
2:00 p.m.     League Session:   How Does the Current Economic Situation Affect Rent Control?
2:00 p.m.     League Session:  Sustainable Jersey – Private Sector Support for Sustainability Programs
2:00 p.m.     League Session:  Sustainable Jersey – Hot Topics and Emerging Issues
2:00 p.m.     League Session:  Hospitals Today – An Economic Engine Providing Quality Health Care Services in Your Town and Region

2:00 p.m.     Fire Officials

3:00 p.m.     Registration Closes

5:00 p.m.     Attorneys

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20

9:00 a.m.     League Business Meeting                                                            Sheraton

 


 

 

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