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Recognizing Women's Leadership

The League's Second Annual
Women in Government Day

On March 12, over 100 officials attended the Second Annual Women in Government Day event in Princeton. They were privileged to hear speeches by Attorney General Paula Dow and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver. In addition, special Leadership Awards were presented to elected and professional women who have excelled in public service. And this year’s Distinguished Service Award was presented to the Municipal Court Administrators Association of New Jersey.

We are pleased to note that NJN News featured a segment highlighting the event and Women in Municipal Government. 

Women in Municipal Government Co-chairs, Haddonfield Mayor “Tish” Colombi and Newark Council President Mildred Crump, extended their thanks and appreciation to Speaker Oliver and Attorney General Dow, whose presentations benefited all attendees.

If you are interested in becoming involved with the Women in Municipal Government Committee please contact Lori Buckelew at 609-695-3481 x112 or

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(Left) Gail Connors, President, Municipal Court Administrators Association of New Jersey accepts the Public Leadership Award on behalf of the Municipal Court Administrators Association of New Jersey. (Right) Letitia “Tish” Colombi, Mayor of Haddonfield Borough and Co-Chair of WIMG presented the award.

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Members of the Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) committee pose with Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver. Pictured left to right are Arlene A. Johnson, Mayor of Livingston; Suzanne M. Walters, Mayor, Stone Harbor; Assembly Speaker Oliver; Louise Wilson, Committeewoman, Montgomery Twp.; Sharon Robinson-Briggs, Mayor, City of Plainfield; and Letitia “Tish” Colombi, Co-Chair, Mayor, Haddonfield Borough.

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(Left) Sharon Robinson-Briggs, Mayor of Plainfield, WIMG Committee member, presents Sheila Y. Oliver (right), Assembly Speaker with the The President’s Distinguished Service Award.

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Attorney General Paula T. Dow discussed leadership skills.

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Women In Municipal Government Committee presents the 2nd Annual Women in Municipal Government Day on March 12 in Princeton.


This article appeared in New Jersey Municipalities, Volume 87, Number 5, May 2010


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