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Media Advisory

February 23, 2010
Trenton, NJ

League’s 18th Annual Mayor’s Legislative Day
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
State House, Committee Room 4

The New Jersey State League of Municipalities will hold their 18th Annual Mayor’s Legislative Day on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at the Statehouse in Committee Room 4 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The program will be attended by over 200 Mayors from around the state who will hear from State leaders on their legislative, budgetary and policy priorities for 2010 and beyond.  In addition, other key legislative leaders will lend their expertise on Affordable Housing, Pension Reform, Property Tax Relief, Mandate Relief, Interest Arbitration Reform and Shared Services. 

The following are scheduled to speak:  Governor Christopher Christie and Department of Community Affairs Acting Commissioner Lori Grifa. A panel discussion will be facilitated by Zach Fink, NJN State House Correspondent.  The panelist will include Assembly Speaker Shelia Oliver, Assemblyman Louis Greenwald, Assemblyman Alex DeCroce, Senator Kevin O’Toole, Senator Paul Sarlo, Senator Thomas Kean, Jr., Eatontown Mayor Gerald Tarantolo, Bridgewater Mayor Patricia Flannery and Somerdale Mayor Gary Passanante.

Rounding out the program is the League’s 12th Annual Elected Officials Hall of Fame Induction. It is an honor for the League of Municipalities to recognize those governing body members, active and retired, who have served twenty years in elected municipal office.  These special elected officials have governed their municipalities for lengthy terms, guiding their communities through the good times and the troubled times. The Elected Officials Hall of Fame shines a light on these pillars in our communities and holds them up as an example of civic pride for all citizens to emulate.

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For further information contact: William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director at (609)695-3481, extension 122 or 609-915-9072.


      

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