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June 6, 2013                                       

Re:  Call for Submissions
Twelfth Annual Innovation in Governance Awards

Dear Mayor:

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and the New Jersey League of Municipalities continue to recognize Innovation in Governance through an annual recognition program. 

This year, the Innovation in Governance Awards has been restructured to include any innovation undertaken by New Jersey municipal government in the past 24 months.  We invite you to submit any recent innovative municipal initiatives for recognition.  Any innovation in any department or program can be submitted for recognition.

This award program was established to highlight exemplary local government programs that provide innovative and practical approaches to solving municipal problems and concerns.  At the same time, we will share these innovative approaches with municipal leaders throughout the state at the 98th Annual League of Municipalities Conference Mayor’s Luncheon on November 20, 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel, Atlantic City.

This year’s judges include: League Past Presidents Paul Matacera and Plainsboro Mayor Peter Cantu; Tom Neff, Director, Division of Local Government Services, DCA, and League Executive Director Bill Dressel.

Applications can also be downloaded here (WORD or PDF) and the Department of Community Affairs’ websites, respectively.  Since the nomination deadline is October 1, 2013, we encourage you to forward this information to all the appropriate people in your municipality today so they may meet this deadline.

If you have any questions on the Innovation in Governance awards, please contact Michael Darcy at the League of Municipalities 609-695-3481 ext 116 or

With regards,

Richard E. Constable III, Commissioner 
Department of Community Affairs
Janice S. Mironov, President 
New Jersey State League
of Municipalities
Mayor, East Windsor Township



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