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October 10, 2014

Re:      Mayors’ Summit on Resilient Design

Dear Mayor:

The New Jersey League of Municipalities, along with New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Center for Resilient Design and AIA Regional Recovery Working Group, will be hosting a summit on the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.  The purpose of the summit is to convene Mayors, other public officials, design professionals and others to address lessons and opportunities following Superstorm Sandy.  The Mayors’ Summit on Resilient Design, “Two Years Later – Lessons and Opportunities in a Post-Sandy World,” will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Weston Hall Gallery, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Summit Street, Newark.  This event is free.

Through a series of presentations and frank discussions, local officials will bring actual challenges to the table and jointly explore opportunities to recover and rebuild in a more resilient manner.  The Summit’s agenda will focus on Resources, Strategies and Solutions.  Mayors should bring key staff and focus on implementation.

New Jersey Institute of Technology faculty and students will present resilient designs of buildings, infrastructure and communities, prompting responses and engagement by local, State and federal officials.  This free event connects mayors and design professionals seeking solutions.

Anticipated outcomes include identification of existing and potential funding, technical expertise and legal and regulatory changes to make communities more resilient.  Mayors will gain tools necessary to make their communities more resilient.

To R.S.V.P to this important event please contact Thomas Dallessio at 973-596-5872 or by e-mail at

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director





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