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William G. Dressel Jr, Executive Director - Michael J. Darcey, CAE, Asst Executive Director
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MAYOR'S NEWSLINE

December 2006

Offices: 407 West State St.
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
609-695-3481 Fax 695-0151
E-Mail mdarcy@njslom.com
www.njslom.com
 

IMPORTANT EVENTS - PAST AND FUTURE
And staff contacts for more information
Also consult the calendar
For Seminar details, contact David Harkness ext. 18.

Dec. 12 “Policy Summit on Property Tax Session Findings” at Lawrenceville
Jan. 12

“Cyber Threats” at Holmdel

Jan. 17 “15th Annual Mayors Legislative Day” at Trenton
Jan. 27 “Newly and Reelected Officials” Ramada Inn, at Rochelle Park
Feb. 2 “Fiscal Update 2007” at Cherry Hill
Feb. 6 “Fiscal Update 2007” at Holmdel
Feb. 10 “Newly and Reelected Officials” at Cherry Hill
Mar. 7 “Labor Relations” at Freehold
Mar. 14 “Purchasing Update” at Holmdel

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
    Thanks to Conference Volunteers
Seminars for Newly and Re-elected Officials
Mayors’ Hall of Fame Inductees
15th Annual Mayors’ Legislative Day
Innovation in Governance Award Winners

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By David DelVecchio, Mayor, Lambertville

The 91st Annual Conference was again a great success as it provided local leaders with new ideas and information to help them do a better job of governing their communities. Our conference continues to be the largest in the nation, with the most educational sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities for municipal attendees. Nearly 22,000 local officials received a full update on key issues they will face in the coming year.

During the business meeting on Friday November 17, 2006, I was honored to be elected President of this great organization. The League membership also elected Mayor Timothy McDonough of Hope Township to the office of 3rd vice president. You can view a full list of the Executive Board below. I will rely on these new board members, and those re-elected to the board, for insight and assistance throughout the coming year. There will be full information on the new board members in upcoming issues of New Jersey Municipalities magazine.

In addition, at the business meeting, the membership passed several resolutions, which will guide League policy over the next year. See a full list of resolutions on the League web site and in the January issue of New Jersey Municipalities.

Finally, you can access the executive director’s report on the state of the League through your conference program, the December issue of the magazine and at www.njslom.org. You will see that your League is an organization in excellent fiscal condition. I look forward to working with you on the crucial issues facing us this year.

 

 

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
  Deputy Mayor, Mount Holly
CORY BOOKER
  Mayor, Newark
LUCILLE CHAUMP
  Mayor, Oceanport

CHUCK CHIARELLO
   Mayor, Buena Vista
GUISEPPE CHILA
  Mayor, Woolwich
DANIEL N. CORANOTO
  Committee Mem., Hampton Twp.
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth
MALCOLM C. FRASER
  Mayor, Cape May Point
CORDELIA O. FULLER
   Council Member, Chatham
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
  Mayor, Montgomery

Executive Staff

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

     
THANK YOU CONFERENCE VOLUNTEERS
-Contact Bill Dressel, ext. 22

Many conference delegates wonder how the League is able to conduct the country’s largest municipal conference with a full time staff of just 17. The answer is you! In the back of the conference program, you will see a listing of mayors who served on various committees. Although the list is extensive, it cannot possibly include all the mayors who work to make our conference successful every year. Mayors play an integral role by helping to produce sessions, moderating, working on committees and auditing important sessions. Your dedicated service enables nearly 22,000 attendees to come together for one week of invaluable learning and networking each year. Thank you for making the 91st Annual Conference a great success.

SEMINAR FOR NEWLY ELECTED AND RE-ELECTED OFFICIALS
-Contact David Harkness ext.18 or www.njslom.org

Every year the League offers this important program in two locations throughout the state to help serve the needs of municipal officials who are new to their positions or want a timely update on issues. Each seminar includes a special luncheon open forum discussion designed to specifically update and answer questions from newly elected officials. Attend these programs and get the information and answers you need about your new responsibilities. See page one of this newsline or, the calendar on our web site for locations.

ATTEND THE 15TH ANNUAL
MAYORS LEGISLATIVE DAY

-Contact David Harkness ext. 18 or www.njslom.org

Be sure to register for the 15th Annual Mayors Legislative Day to be held January 17 at the State House Annex in Trenton. This is a great way to kick off your administration by hearing about the State’s legislative agenda from the Governor, Administration officials and key members of the Senate and Assembly. There will also be the notable Elected Officials Hall of Fame induction.

SPECIAL LEAGUE PUBLICATION SALE
-Contact Becky Wright ext. 10

As part of its ongoing license fees series, the League is pleased to publish four booklets that provide surveys from hundreds of municipalities on license fee costs. They include: Garage Sales, Flea Markets & Auctions Fees; Dog & Cat License Fees; Liquor License Fees; and Peddlers and Solicitors Fees. Buy all four for just $40, a 20 percent discount!

 

TWELFTH ANNUAL MAYORS’ HALL OF FAME
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16 or mdarcy@njslom.com

These mayors were inducted to the Mayors’ Hall of Fame during the Mayors’ Box Luncheon on Wednesday, November 15 in the Crown Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel.

Hon.  Gary B. Giberson - Port Republic City
Hon.  John T. O’Leary - South Amboy City
Hon.  Thomas D. Angelucci - Stratford Borough
Hon.  R. Merwin Grimes - Califon Borough
Hon.  Patricia L. Walsh - Green Brook Township
Hon   Irene Murphy-Wolick - Hi-Nella  Borough
Hon   Frank C. Van Horn - Knowlton Township
Hon.  Stephen F. Childers - Lakehurst Borough
Hon.  David G. Baker Jr. - Lincoln Park Borough
Hon   Richard J. Martel - Mahwah Township
Hon.  Esther Vierheilig - Midland Park Borough
Hon.  Frank DeBari - New Milford Borough
Hon.  Frank Perri - Northfield Township
Hon.  Edward H. Ahern - Sea Girt Borough
Hon.  Danny L. Miller - Westampton Township
Hon.  Sue Ann Metzner - Winslow Township
Hon.  Robert Depetris - Woodland Township

INNOVATION IN GOVERNANCE AWARD WINNERS
-Contact Brian Bauerle, 609-292-6420

The League and Department of Community Affairs presented awards in two categories, in the Fifth Annual Innovation in Governance Award competition during the Mayors’ Box Luncheon on November 15. The winners are:

Innovative Means to Incorporate Beautification Projects Winner-Pine Beach Borough’s Riverwalk project.
Honorable Mention-Collingswood Borough, Denville Township, Hamilton Township (Mercer), Irvington Township, Manalapan Township and Rockaway Township.
 
Green Initiatives Winner-Egg Harbor Township’s Arboretum and Nature Center.
Honorable Mention- Hamilton Township (Mercer), South Orange Village Township, Stanhope Borough, Middletown Township, Highland Park Borough, Franklin Township, Cranford Township, Clayton Borough, Byram Township and Berkeley Township.

LEAGUE CLASSIFIEDS PAGE GETS HITS
-Contact Sue DeLany at ext. 11

Post your help wanted ad on www.njslom.org. From November 1, 2005 to November 1, 2006, there were over 230,000 visits to the League classified page!

 

 

 

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