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September 18, 2012

Re: Memorial Service for Stuart R. Koenig, Esq.

Dear Mayor:

On Saturday, September 15, New Jersey’s foremost expert on land use law, Stuart R. Koenig, Esq., unexpectedly passed away.  Stuart Koenig will long be remembered for the depth of his knowledge, his willingness to share that knowledge, his articulate advocacy for better local government, his tenacity, and his wit.

During his long career, he served as special counsel to more than 40 municipalities, and was frequently consulted by municipal and land use board attorneys on issues and questions involving municipal and land use law. He had long served as Senior Assistant Counsel to the New Jersey League of Municipalities. In that capacity, he represented the League on land use issues, advised on legislative matters, drafted legislation, testified before legislative committees, and appeared in appellate litigation on our behalf. He also served as the Chair of the Land Use, Environmental Protection and Economic Development Subcommittee of the League’s Legislative Committee.

PLEASE MAKE COPIES OF THIS LETTER AVAILABLE TO YOUR MUNICIPAL ATTORNEY, PLANNING AND ZONING BOARDS, PLANNING AND ZONING PROFESSIONALS AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL.

A memorial service for Stuart has been scheduled for:

Saturday, September 22, 2012
12:00 Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Rutgers: The State University
Kirkpatrick Chapel
81 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Rutgers University in downtown New Brunswick
(Corner of George and Somerset streets)

For directions to the Fitzpatrick Chapel, visit http://www.masongross.rutgers.edu/performing-arts-center/venues/kirkpatrick-chapel

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be directed to either the Raptor Trust at http://theraptortrust.org/ or the Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad at http://www.cedargroverescue.org/. You can also light a Virtual Candle and enter your condolences on the electronic Book of Memories at http://shookscedargrove.com/book-of-memories/1343220/Koenig-Stuart/index.php

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Koenig family, friends and colleagues.

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director

 

 

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