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NJLM Programs Focus on
Hurricane Reovery


On November 28, 2012 at the Conference Center at Mercer, the New Jersey League of Municipalities held the first of two special programs designed to help municipal officials respond to the needs of their residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Then League President Mayor Arthur Ondish expressed his gratitude to the officials present and promised future assistance. “It is critical that we, as the level of government closest to those affected, have the information to help our residents cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy,“ noted then President Ondish. “The League will continue to address hurricane recovery and reconstruction in the future.”

The first of two scheduled day-long programs featured presentations by personnel from the Division of Taxation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the US Small Business Association, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Community Affairs divisions of Codes and Standards, and Local Government Services.

see caption below for panel members

Panelists for the Hurricane Sandy Seminar (left to right) included Captain Thomas Scardino, Executive Officer, Emergency Management Section, Homeland Security Branch; Joseph Harvey, Insurance Adjuster; Charles Casagrande, Danskin Insurance Agency, Spring Lake; John Miller, Legislative Committee Chair, New Jersey Association for Flood Plain Management; Jesse Munoz, Director, Recovery Division, FEMA; Dave Grubb, Executive Director, Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund and then NJLM President Arthur Ondish, Mayor Mount Arlington.

Also on hand were members of the New Jersey Association for Flood Plain Management, several insurance adjusters and the head of the Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund.

Upcoming Program If you missed the November program or need more information, a second program on Hurricane Sandy response will be held on January 23, 2013 at the Conference Center at Mercer. Registration and agendas will be posted shortly on the seminar page:


Over 100 municipal officials and others attend the Hurricane Sandy Aftermath program on November 28, 2012 at the Conference Center at Mercer.

Links and Presentations: To view the information presented by the various agencies at the November 28 meeting, use the links listed below.

Division of Taxation:

Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund (Perma-JIF):

FEMA: or call 1-800-621-3362

US Small Business Administration: or call 1-800-659-2955

Division of Codes and Standards:

Division of Local Government Services: presentations/112812-HurricaneSandyAftermath-1.pdf

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management:

New Jersey Association for Flood Plain Management:


First Published in New Jersey Municipalities, Volume 90, Number 1, January 2013


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