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December 9, 2014                               DON’T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!

Re: MUST ATTEND EVENT: Municipal Strategies for Supporting Military Installations

Dear Mayor:
The League of Municipalities, in conjunction with the New Jersey Military Installation Growth and Development Task Force, WILL HOST A FREE SEMINAR, “Joining Forces: Municipal Strategies for Supporting Military Installations,” for local officials to share information and best practices on improving relations between local governments and New Jersey’s military installations.

The Task Force has been working to forge a blueprint for the long-term vitality and economic stability of New Jersey’s military bases to help protect the state’s bases against any potential federal base realignment and closure (BRAC).  Through visits to the State’s installations and roundtables with businesses and stakeholders in the communities surrounding the bases, the Task Force is building support for the bases and assisting in their economic fortification while ensuring the alignment of base missions with larger Department of Defense priorities.

Beyond ensuring America’s safety, New Jersey’s bases make an incredible contribution to the State’s economy and the quality of life of the communities they call home. The seminar will address the importance of supportive relationships between the installations and local communities. Through initiatives like sharing services, both bases and municipalities can find ways to reduce costs and increase efficiency, making bases less of a target for a BRAC.

The seminar will be held at the Trenton War Memorial in Trenton, Turning Point Conference Room (1st floor) from Noon to 1:30pm on December 18, 2014.  Task Force Chair Lt. Governor Guadagno will serve as the keynote speaker.  Additional speakers will include former Congressman Jim Saxton, Morris County Chamber of Commerce President Paul Boudreau, Rockaway Township Business Administrator Greg Poff, and Rutgers Professor Michael Lahr.

There is no fee to attend this event; however, registration is required. To register for this event, please e-mail Shirley Cade at Use “Military Installations Seminar” as the subject line of the e-mail and include your name, title, and contact information in the body of the e-mail.

For questions regarding this program, please contact Bill Dressel at 609-695-3481 ext. 122 or at

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel Jr.
Executive Director



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