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League Professional Development Seminar
“Budget, Ethics, and DLGS Updates on Best Practices and Procurement”
  March 1, 2017

Conference Center at Mercer
1200 Old Trenton Rd
West Windsor, NJ 08550

Registration Form - WORD or PDF

At this seminar, attendees will receive important updates and information from the Division of Local Government Services on the topics of:

Budget Updates:

  • Review recent Division of Local Government Local Finance Notices and review recent policies and regulations.
  • Get an update on CY 2017 budget issues and any legislation that may affect them
  • Understand the current requirements about, and how the levy cap works.
  • Review current issues affecting finance officers


  • Ethical Conduct
  • Local Government Ethics Law
  • Standards of Conduct
  • Financial Disclosure
  • Penalties
  • Disciplinary Action
  • Criminal Code
  • Case Studies


  • Update on new legislation
  • Administrative Code updates,
  • The use of Procurement Cards and National Cooperative Contracts.
  • Pre-Qualification Regulations 

Best Practices

  • Discuss the previous year’s results and what to expect for next year

Collective Bargaining

  • Breakdown the cost outs for collective bargaining agreements

Schedule of Events:
8:30a.m. -9:00a.m.  Registration, networking and continental breakfast
9:00a.m.-10:00a.m.- Budget and Audit Updates
10:00a.m.-10:05a.m- Networking Break
10:05am-11:05a.m- Ethics in Municipal Government
11:05a.m.-12:30p.m- Procurement, Best Practices, Collective Bargaining Issues

Presiding Mayor:


Christine Zapicchi, Assistant Director, Division of Local Government Services

Susan Jacobucci, Esq, Administrator, Borough of Paulsboro

Jason Martucci, Division of Local Government Services, State Department of Community Affairs

Christine Caruso, Deputy Director, Division of Local Government Services (DLGS)


REGISTRATION FEE:      Member Rate:    $65.00* Non-Member: $85.00
*Member rate applies to: Municipalities, State, County, and Municipal Utilities & Authorities. 

To Register:
- Go to the date you are attending
-Download registration form, complete and fax it with your voucher to (609) 695-0151 or e-mail to

Questions about registering – contact Suzanne Delany or
609-695-3481 extn 111

CEUs : CMFO/CCFO-1.0 Acct,1.0 Bud;1.0 Fin/Debt Mgmt;1.0 Eth;CTC-1.0 Eth,1.0 Gen/Sec;CPWM-2.0 Govt,1.0 Eth; RMC-3.0 Fin, 1.0 Eth; QPA-1.0 P/P, 2.0 Off Admin/Gen Duties;1.0 Eth;CRP-2.5; RPPO/RPPS-1.0 Eth,1.0P/P, 2.0 M/S; CPA-3.0 FIN, 1.0 ETH; Registrar-1.0;PACLE-3.5*
NJCLE-4.0 including 1.0ETH

*PACLE Course Fees-PACLE courses require the attendee to pay a separate fee (not including registration fees) to obtain credits. PACLE credit forms can be downloaded from the League Calendar page:

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER OR CANCELLATION: We will announce emergency seminar or webinar cancellations via recorded announcement on our Weather Hotline: 609-695-3481 ext. 200 and post announcements on our website , Facebook page, and Twitter @NJ_League after 6:00am on the morning of the meeting.


Updated 11/30/16

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