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MAYOR'S NEWSLINE

November 2007

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IMPORTANT EVENTS - PAST AND FUTURE
And staff contacts for more information
Also consult the calendar
For Seminar details, contact Karen E. Venditti, CMP, ext. 118.

Nov. 13-16
92nd Annual League Conference” at the Atlantic City Convention Center
Dec.11

Strategic & Dynamic Approaches for Effective Law-Enforcement -
A Suitcase for Success
(Fighting Crime thru Technology)" The Conference Center at Mercer County Community College

                               

For 10 consecutive years, the New Jersey State League of Municipalities can proudly state they represent ALL 566 municipalities. Congratulations!

man rolling out the red carpetThe Directory of 2008 Professional Development Seminars and Events is rolling out at the 92nd Annual Conference!

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Mayors on the Move...And in the News!
New Platinum Supporter
Referrals?

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By David DelVecchio, Mayor, Lambertville

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to you for giving me the exciting opportunity to serve as your President for the past 12 months.  During this time, I have had the privilege to meet with Governor Corzine and his Cabinet to discuss issues of importance affecting taxpayers.  I had the honor of testifying in front of the Senate and Assembly Budget Committees.  Together, we have focused the State on issues of property tax reform, economic development and the development of administrative efficiencies at the municipal level.  We can proudly say that in the past twelve months, we have advanced the ball in our favor on these important issues.

I also want to thank our officers – Gene Feyl, Bob Bowser, and Tim McDonough - who were always a wealth of information and a source of tremendous support.  In addition, I want to thank all the Mayors who serve on our Legislative or Special Committees.  Your hard work and dedication give us a voice on important matters that often demand immediate attention.

A special thanks to Bill Dressel and our staff that do our lobbying, produce our magazine, provide educational seminars, offer technical support, and run the business of the League.

Lastly, I want to thank my good friends Chris Bollwage and Phil Pittore for their guidance and wisdom. 

Once again, thank you for a great year, and I look forward to continuing to work with the League on the ever-changing challenges that face municipalities.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, President;
  Mayor, Lambertville
GENE FEYL, 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Denville
ROBERT L. BOWSER, 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, East Orange
TIMOTHY MCDONOUGH, 3rd Vice President
  
 Mayor, Hope

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
JOAN BOAS
 council Member, Mount Holly
CORY BOOKER
  Mayor, Newark (Ex-Officio)
LUCILLE CHAUMP
  Mayor, Oceanport

CHUCK CHIARELLO
   Mayor, Buena Vista
GUISEPPE CHILA
  Mayor, Woolwich
DANIEL N. CORANOTO
  Deputy Mayor., Hampton Twp.
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth
MALCOLM C. FRASER
  Mayor, Cape May Point
CORDELIA O. FULLER
   Council Member, Chatham Bor.
GLEN D. GILMORE
  Mayor, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer)
JERRAMIAH HEALY
   Mayor, Jersey City

MARTIN MARKS
  Mayor, Scotch Plains  

GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale

DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR
   Deputy Mayor, Upper Deerfield   Twp.
HERBERT D. STILES, JR., President;
  Mayor, Elmer

JOSEPH TEMPESTA
  Mayor, West Caldwell
JANET TUCCI
  Mayor, West Long Branch
DANIEL VAN PELT
  Mayor, Ocean Twp. (Ocean)
BRIAN C. WAHLER

  Mayor, Piscataway
RUDOLPH J. WENZEL, JR.

  Mayor, Washington Twp. (Bergen)
LOUISE WILSON
  Deputy Mayor, Montgomery

Executive Staff

William G. Dressel, Jr.
  Executive Director
Michael J. Darcy, CAE
  Assistant Executive Director

     

MAYORS ON THE MOVE . . .

The Haddon Township Business Partnership was a cosigner of a grant application awarded to the town by the State of New Jersey. The grant is for the new Streetscape improvements on Haddon Avenue in the Westmont District of Haddon Township. Mayor Randy Teague anticipates the new and improved downtown this summer!

 

Congratulations to the South Jersey mayors who competed in the Mayors’ Healthy Cook-Off on October 2, 2007 at the RiverWinds Community Center in Thorofare.  Pennsauken Mayor Rick Taylor and his wife, Bernice, cooked up a plate of pork chops, yellow rice, and garlic sauteed green beans.  Mike Koestler, Mayor of Harrison Township, prepared a shrimp and pasta dish that is popular in his household.   West Deptford Mayor Anna Docimo also participated in this worthwhile event.  For more information on the Mayors’ Wellness Campaign and the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, visit www.njhcqui.org or mayorswellnesscampaign.org.

 

Gloucester Township Mayor Cindy Ray-Hatton joined the Eagles in a bowling benefit for Katrina victims in Ocean Springs, Mississippi on Sunday, September 16, 2007. To make a donation, visit www.gloucestertwpkatrinarelief.org. 

STRIKE!

     

  AND IN THE NEWS!
Esquire magazine, September 2007 issue, featured four New Jersey Mayors. Their pictures taken in a large ballroom at the Century Plaza, down the road from Beverly Hills, as part of the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.  Looking debonair are East Orange Mayor Robert Bowser, Piscataway Mayor Brian C. Wahler, Trenton Mayor Doug Palmer, and Hope Mayor Timothy McDonough



Cherry Hill Mayor Bernie Platt
cut a ribbon Wednesday, October 3, 2007 as part of an invitation-only model preview party for The Plaza Grande at Garden State Park, Cherry Hill’s newest – 55- and older community. 

 

The American Heart Association of New Jersey’s Go Red for Women campaign honored Haddonfield Mayor Tish Colombi, who was one of two women, recently named the first recipients of the woman of distinction awards. 

Mayor Colombi is a survivor of a heart attack, quadruple bypass heart surgery and numerous other cardiac procedures. The award was in the area of community/civic, education, or health care.  She has served as a passionate spokeswoman for Go Red For Women since its inception in 2004. 



JNS Enterprises, www.jnsenterprises.net,
is the League’s newest Platinum Supporter. Please visit them at the Conference Exhibit Hall, Booth # 2002, as well as the other League Supporters.

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