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Media Advisory 

November 23, 2009
Trenton, NJ

On Friday, November 20, 2009, New Jersey’s mayors elected Wayne Smith, Mayor of Irvington in Essex County to serve on the Executive Board of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

Promoting an aggressive agenda for the rebirth of the Township of Irvington, Wayne Smith was elected as the 20th Mayor of the municipality in May 2002. His entire slate of council candidates – known as Team Irvington-was also elected, sealing the mandate for his leadership.

Mayor Smith ran unopposed for a second term in May 2006 and assumed office in July 2006. He is the first chief executive of Irvington to accomplish the feat since Mayor Robert H. Miller in 1978. In November 2006, Mayor Smith was installed as the president and chairman of the 24-member NJ Urban Mayor’s Association.

As a member of the League’s Executive Board, Mayor Smith will represent the interests and needs of New Jersey’s local elected officials to county, state and federal governments.

Mayor Smith has been an active, prominent member of Irvington’s civic, political and social sectors throughout his 20 plus-year residency in the township. During this time, he has crafted key alliances with all levels of government.

The New Jersey State League of Municipalities is a voluntary association created to help communities do a better job of self-governing.  All 566 mayors and 13,000 elected and appointed officials of member municipalities are entitled to all the services and privileges of the League.

For more information, please contact William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director at (609) 915-9072




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