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November 11, 2014

Re:  Conference Highlights for Newly Elected Officials

Last Tuesday, voters all around New Jersey qualified some new officials to take local office in January. They will join a number of officials, who had first sworn an oath of office in January and July, 2014. Many of them may be making plans to attend their first League Conference, next Tuesday. Please share this letter with them. It includes a number of Conference Sessions that a new official might find particularly helpful.





Tuesday, November 18th





12:30 p.m.

Consulting Period: One on one consulting with dozens of experts and state agencies.

Hall A


2:00 p.m.

Orientation: Getting the Most from Your Conference Experience

Room 319


3:45 p.m.

The Role and Responsibility of Municipal Governing Body Members

Room 315

Wednesday, November 19th





9:00 a.m.

Elected Officials and the Police – When Does Regulation Become Interference?

Room 404


10:45 a.m.

Ethics, Reporters and I Thought That Was Off the Record

Room 303


2:00 p.m.

Elected Officials Primer: Budget, Procurement and Finance Purchasing Issues

Room 419


3:45 p.m.

Elected Officials Primer: Ethics, OPRA, OPMA and Civility

Room 417

Thursday, November 20th





9:00 a.m.

Open Public Meetings and Transparency in Government

Room 201


10:45 a.m.

OPRA and Privacy - Imperfect Together

Room 303



A Review of the Open Public Records Act

Room 418

Continuing Educational Units (CEUs) are available at these, and many other, Conference Sessions. For a complete listing of CEUs, visit We hope that you will be able to participate at these important sessions, in November in Atlantic City.

For more information on these and other sessions, visit the League’s website at or Also, be sure to read more about these sessions and the Conference in the November editions of our magazine, New Jersey Municipalities.

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director


At the Annual League Conference
Remember to recycle!

The New Jersey State League of Municipalities, Atlantic City Convention Center, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the Atlantic County Utilities Authority have worked together to provide plenty of recycling opportunities and reminders to recycle at the conference.  On April 21, 1987, Governor Thomas Kean signed into law the New Jersey Source Separation and Recycling Act. The groundbreaking law made recycling mandatory in NJ for residents, businesses and institutions, and as subsequently amended, required each municipality to implement a recycling plan within one year to achieve a 50% reduction in municipal solid waste. New Jersey was the first state in the country to require every resident to recycle, so while at the conference remember to do your part!

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