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November 17, 2008






Dear Mayor:

Robin Reenstra-Bryant, President of the New Jersey Managed District Association invites you to the League Session: Strengthening Business Improvement Districts, Thursday, November 20, in Room 313 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

This timely session, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. will highlight the growing need to strengthen the relationship of the municipal (public) sector with the improvement district (private) sector to protect and grow our downtowns which ultimately enhance our residential neighborhoods.  There are over 85 improvement districts in the state of New Jersey and they are growing at a rate of approximately 3% per year. The synergy between the public and private sectors is crucial to providing strategies for effective planning and implementation of an organizational framework that will support the entrepreneur (recruitment) and the bolster the existing business district (retention) This partnership is critical to the success of our downtowns especially in the current economic climate.

Speakers include: Larry Houston, pioneer in the field of establishing improvement districts, Steve Weinstein, Mayor, Fair Lawn, Edward Trawinski, former Mayor, Fair Lawn, partner with Schenk, Price, Smith & King,  Don Guardian, president AC SID.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the NJMDA session on Thursday, November 20. By working together, municipalities and improvement districts can effectively and efficiently leverage their individual strengths to improve commercial districts around the State.

 The NJMDA is a professional association representing managed commercial districts, district management organizations, municipalities which have managed districts and district administrators.

Please note, if you have not registered to attend the 93rd Annual League Conference, you can register on site.  Visit for additional information. 


                                                                        Very truly yours,


                                                                        William G. Dressel, Jr.
                                 Executive Director




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