August 15, 2014
Re: 2014 League Conference Resolutions
One of the most important functions of the Annual League Conference is the adoption of resolutions from our member municipalities. These resolutions play a major part in setting the League’s legislative priorities for the upcoming year. We encourage you to consider the resolutions process as an opportunity to help craft good legislation to improve the institution of municipal government.
In the past, a conference resolution was the first step to fixing a problem at the local level. For example, Conference Resolution No. 2012-19 “Expand the Use of the Snow Removal Trust Funds to Respond to Natural Disasters” became P.L. 2013, c. 271 or Conference Resolution No. 2012-08 “Resolution Urging the State Legislature to Extend the 2% Cap on Police and Fire Arbitration Contract Awards” became P.L. 2014, c. 11.
Is there an issue you wish the legislature would address? This is your opportunity to start that process.
Member municipalities wishing to submit resolutions for consideration by the League Resolutions Committee at the Annual Conference must send a summary of the resolution to the League office by the first Friday in October (October 3rd.) the full text of the resolution is due to the League office by October 17th.
The Resolutions Policy and Procedures is attached. The League Executive Board encourages your involvement in this very important process. If you have any questions on this, please do not hesitate to contact League Director of Government Affairs Michael Cerra at firstname.lastname@example.org (609) 695-3481 x120 or me at (609) 695-3481 x122.
Very truly yours,
William G. Dressel, Jr.
C: Municipal Clerks – Please make copies of this available to members of your Governing Body and appropriate Department Heads