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October 9, 2008

Important Conference Sessions COMMUNICATIONS




Dear Mayor:

As you know, we have already sent seven letters high lighting sessions related to particular themes. So why should we stop now? Today, we want to give special mention to some sessions that focus on particular aspects of an activity on which all politics and public policies are based – communications. In the broadest sense, that is what our conference is all about.

Let’s start on Tuesday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m. with the popular League Workshop known as “Lessons in Leadership, Laughter and Local Government,” in Room 404 .At 3:45 P.M. we’ll host a workshop that focuses on some important non-verbal communications in Room 421 . It’s called “A More Welcoming New Jersey: Creating a Statewide Wayfinding System.”

On Wednesday, November 19, at 9:00 a.m., we explore ways to avoid a failure to communicate with “Immigration – Language Access on the Local Level” in Room 320. Then, at 10:45, go to Room 309 for “Elected Officials and Police Departments ... Communications is the Key.” At Noon, intergovernmental communications will be center stage at our Mayors’ Box Luncheon, “An Open Dialogue on Mayors’ Issues with the Governors’ Cabinet.” At 2:00 P.M., join us in Room 401 for “Update and Forecast on Telecommunications Issues.” And, at 3:45, visit Room 322 for Part Two of our Newly Elected, Reelected, Experienced Mayors and Council Members session on “Ethics, Open Public Meetings, Open Public Records and Civility in Public Discourse.”

And, on Thursday, November 20, at 8:00 a.m., you’ll want a ticket for the Women in Government Breakfast and “The Media ... An Instrument of Empowerment For Women,“ over at the Sheraton Hotel. Carefully cross the street to get to Room 314 in the Convention Center by 9:00 for “Access Stations – The Effect of Statewide Franchising.” Finally, at 10:45 A.M. in the same Room, it’s “Access Stations: New Technologies.”

For more information on these, and other, sessions, visit the League’s website at


                                                                        Very truly yours,


                                                                        William G. Dressel, Jr.
                                 Executive Director




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