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September 27, 2012

Re: Become a Better Public Servant for just $50, at the 2012 Conference – but only if you register before October 1!

Dear Mayor:

If somebody told you that for $50 you could attend a three-day event, that was designed to make you a better public servant, would you be interested in learning more?

If they told you that for less than a dollar a week, you could go to an event that would feature over 80 seminars, workshops and lectures, covering solutions to virtually every governmental problem that a municipal official will face over the course of a year, would that get your attention?

If they told you that you would have the opportunity to question state and national experts in municipal administration, economic development, ethics, law, policy and practice, would you agree that $50 is an investment well worth making?

For just $50, New Jersey municipal officials can pre-register for our 2012 Annual Conference. That is the lowest registration fee for any municipal conference in America. And this isn’t just ‘any’ conference. It is the largest municipal conference in America.

At the Conference, we offer a Consultation Period, where municipal officials can meet, one-on-one, with experts on almost 100 topics, ranging from affordable housing, alcoholic beverage control and contract arbitration to water quality, site remediation and historic preservation. Whether your interest is farmlands preservation, arts and entertainment district promotion, Main Street beautification or parks and recreational opportunities, you will find what you are looking for at the Consultation Period. Here, you can sit at a table with subject area experts, so that you can get timely advice and information that will make you a more efficient and effective policy maker for your town.

On the Conference Exhibit Floor, you will find almost 700 vendors and State and Federal service providers. You will be able to gauge the options available to your municipality and evaluate product quality and value. That awareness of the market can make you a better steward of the public’s purse when procurement decisions are made pursuant to the Local Public Contracts Law, over the course of the year.

And then, there are those educational sessions. You will be learning more about them in a series of letters we will be sending over the next few weeks. Each of those letters will highlight a series of sessions devoted to specific matters, such as ethics, environmental protection, budgeting, public safety, land use and zoning, volunteerism …

The list goes on. For now, if you would like to access more information on this year’s Conference, just visit the Conference information page on our League website at:

This opportunity to gain insights and information – to hone your skills – to share ideas and inspiration with your colleagues from all around our Garden State – it only happens once a year.

I honestly hope you will make this investment of time and energy and join us in Atlantic City for our 97th Annual Conference. I know you won’t regret it.

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director




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