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MAYOR'S NEWSLINE

December 2008

Offices: 222 West State St.
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
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IMPORTANT EVENTS
For contributions to the Mayors’ Newsline, please contact Karen E. Venditti, CMP, Editor at kvenditti@njslom.com or (609) 695-3481, ext. 118

Dec 8

“State Contracts and Laws” at Mt. Laurel

Dec 12

“Labor & Employment Year End Review” at West Windsor

Dec 16
“State Contracts and Laws” at Holmdel
Jan 21

17th Annual Mayors Legislative Day in Trenton

Jan 24

“Newly Elected and Reelected Officials Orientation” at Jersey City

Feb 7
“Newly Elected and Reelected Officials Orientation” at Mt. Laurel

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Thanks to Conference Volunteers
Seminars for Newly and Re-elected Officials
Mayors’ Hall of Fame Inductees
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17th Annual Mayors’ Legislative Day
checkmark Innovation in Governance Award Winners

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Timothy McDonough, Mayor, Hope

The 93rd Annual Conference was again a great success as it provided local leaders with new ideas and information to help them do a better job of governing their communities. Our conference continues to be the largest in the nation, with the most educational sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities for municipal attendees. Some 20,000 local officials received a full update on key issues they will face in the coming year.

During the business meeting on Friday November 20,  I was honored to be elected President of this great organization. The League membership also elected Mayor Daniel Coronoto to the office of 3rd vice president. You can view a full list of the Executive Board below. I will rely on these new board members, and those re-elected to the board, for insight and assistance throughout the coming year. There will be full information on the new board members in upcoming issues of New Jersey Municipalities magazine.

In addition, at the business meeting, the membership passed several resolutions, which will guide League policy over the next year. See a full list of resolutions on the League web site and in the January issue of New Jersey Municipalities.

Finally, you can access the executive director’s report on the state of the League through your conference program, the December issue of the magazine and at www.njslom.org. You will see that your League is in excellent fiscal condition. I look forward to working with you on the crucial issues facing us this year.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

TIMOTHY C. McDONOUGH, President; Mayor, Hope
JAMES ANZALDI, 1st Vice President; Mayor, Clifton
LOUISE CURREY WILSON
2nd Vice President; Committee-woman, Montgomery
Daniel Coronoto, 3rd Vice President; Deputy Mayor, Hampton Twp.

Members of the Board:

CORY BOOKER (Ex-Officio)
   Mayor, Newark City
ROBERT L. BOWSER,  ;
   Mayor, East Orange City
RANDY BROWN
   Mayor, Evesham Township
CHUCK CHIARELLO
   Mayor, Buena Vista Township

 

GIUSEPPE “JOE” CHILA
  Mayor, Woolwich Township
JOHN DEAN DeRIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth Borough
FRANK J. DRUETZLER
   Mayor, Morris Plains Borough
MICHAEL FRESSOLA
   Mayor, Manchester Township
JERRAMIAH HEALY                
  Mayor, Jersey City
WILLIAM MILLER
  Committeeman, Pilesgrove
JANICE S. MIRONOV
   Mayor, East Windsor Township
CAROL MUSSO
   Mayor, Deerfield
ARTHUR R. ONDISH
   Mayor, Mount Arlington Borough

GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale Borough
RONALD SWOREN
  Mayor, Frenchtown
GERALD J. TARANTOLO        
  Mayor, Eatontown Borough
JOSEPH TEMPESTA, JR.
  Mayor, West Caldwell Township
JANET W. TUCCI
  Mayor, West Long Branch Borough 
BRIAN C. WAHLER
   Mayor, Piscataway Township
SUZANNE M. WALTERS
   Mayor, Stone Harbor Borough
RUDOLPH J. WENZEL, JR.
      Mayor, Washington Township (Bergen)      

Executive Staff
WILLIAM G. DRESSEL, Jr.
  Executive Director

Michael J. Darcy, CAE,
  Asst. Executive Director

     
THANK YOU CONFERENCE VOLUNTEERS
-Contact Bill Dressel, ext. 122

Many conference delegates wonder how the League is able to conduct the country’s largest municipal conference with a full time staff of just 17. The answer is you! In the back of the conference program, you will see a listing of mayors who served on various committees. Although the list is extensive, it cannot possibly include all the mayors who work to make our conference successful every year. Mayors play an integral role by helping to produce sessions, moderating, working on committees and auditing important sessions. Your dedicated service enables nearly 22,000 attendees to come together for one week of invaluable learning and networking each year. Thank you for making the 93rd Annual Conference a great success.

SEMINAR FOR NEWLY ELECTED
AND RE-ELECTED OFFICIALS

-Contact Karen Venditti ext.118 or www.njslom.org

Every year the League offers this important program in two locations throughout the state to help serve the needs of municipal officials who are new to their positions or want a timely update on issues. Each seminar includes a special luncheon open forum discussion designed to specifically update and answer questions from newly elected officials. Attend these programs and get the information and answers you need about your new responsibilities. See page one of this newsline or, the calendar on our web site for locations.

ATTEND THE 17TH ANNUAL
MAYORS LEGISLATIVE DAY

-Contact Karen Venditti  ext. 118 or www.njslom.org

Be sure to register for the 17th Annual Mayors Legislative Day to be held January 21 at the State House Annex in Trenton. This is a great way to kick off your administration by hearing about the State’s legislative agenda from the Governor, Administration officials and key members of the Senate and Assembly. There will also be the notable Elected Officials Hall of Fame induction.

FOURTEENTH ANNUAL
MAYORS’ HALL OF FAME

-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 116 or mdarcy@njslom.com

These mayors were inducted to the Mayors’ Hall of Fame during the Mayors’ Box Luncheon on Wednesday, November 19 in the Crown Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel.

Gold Level 20+ Years
Mayor Peter C. Elco Absecon City
Mayor George Garrison Commercial Township
Mayor Kenneth E. Street Hainesport Township
Mayor Richard Pucci Monroe Township
Mayor Russell Corby Pine Beach Borough
Silver Level 10-20 years
Mayor Paul H.Tomasko, Alpine Borough
Mayor Martin L. Pagliughi Avalon Borough
Mayor Karen McCoy Oliver Hillside Township
Mayor Michael Fressola Manchester Township
Mayor Randy George North Haledon Borough
Mayor John P. Watt Teterboro Borough
Mayor John F. McKeon West Orange Township

INNOVATION IN GOVERNANCE AWARD WINNERS
-Contact Michael Darcy ext 116

The League and Department of Community Affairs presented awards in three categories, in the Seventh Annual Innovation in Governance Award competition during the Mayors’ Box Luncheon on November 19. The winners are:

Energy Conservation

Winner-Manchester for combining natural and artificial light in DPW facilitiy

Innovative Use of Clean and Sustainable Energy

Winner-Ocean City for installing solar panels on 5 buildings and converting to biodiesel fuel.

 Energy Conservation

Winner- Edison for transitioning to a hybrid vehicle fleet and implementing energy audit projects

 

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