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Moving Up in a Downturn:
Management and Fiscal Strategies to Deal with the 2% Cap
September 24, 2010

Center for Executive Leadership in Government
Special Events Forum-Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Registration Form (WORD / PDF)

Join us for a report on the most recent research on how New Jersey municipal leaders are addressing the management challenges and opportunities created by the fiscal crisis. Mayors, Business Administrators and State leaders will examine the hard decisions and different approaches that municipalities are taking to handle budget shortfalls and tax caps. What services should be provided, eliminated or re-imagined? What revenue or cost avoidance strategies can be implemented? What leadership and management skills are needed by government officials in this new paradigm? Two panels will explore the impact of property tax caps and the economic recession on service delivery and the role of municipalities in New Jersey.

CEUS: Conference on “Moving Up In a Downturn”, 4 hours, CMFO/CCFO, Budget; RMC, Finance, CPA: 4 hours
Cost is $35.00 per registrant


8:30 a.m.-Registration-coffee, tea and light refreshments

9:00 a.m.-Welcome:        Louise Wilson, President, NJLM Educational Foundation
Committeewoman, Montgomery Township; NJLM Executive Board

                                             Dr. Raphael Caprio, Vice President, Division of Continuing Studies
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

9:15-9:30 – “Moving Up in a Downturn” - Summary of the Research on NJ Municipalities

9:30- 10:45 a.m.  
Facilitator:                        Louise Wilson, President, NJLM Educational Foundation                                 
Speakers:                           Mayor Alberto Santos, Kearny
Mayor Jim Maley, Collingswood
Mayor Victor DeLuca, Maplewood
Mayor Thomas Antosiewicz, Raritan Township
Administrator Robert Bruschi, Borough of Princeton
Manager, Steve LoIacono, Hackensack
Manager, Matthew Watkins, South Brunswick
Questions and Answers

10:45 a.m..—11:00 Break

11:00 a.m.—11:15 a.m. Richard Bagger, Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.-Part II-What Tools will be in the Toolkit?
Facilitator:         Louise Wilson, President, NJLM Educational Foundation
Speakers:            John McKeon, Assemblyman, District 27
Steven Oroho, Senator, District 24
Jon Bramnick, Assemblyman, District 21
Bob Smith, Senator, District 17
Questions and Answers

For more information: or contact Suzanne Delany at or 609-695-3481, ext. 111.


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