IV. Also of Interest
a. League Annual Survey
As 2018 comes to a close, we here at the League would like to know what you thought about our services provided throughout the year. Please forward this email to your municipal staff, administration, elected and appointed officials so they can complete our short online survey.
b. Calling all Mayors! 1st Annual NJ Local Government Week
Celebrate your municipality and showcase its beauty! Let residents know about your municipal facilities and careers, and highlight the services that their local government provides on a daily basis by participating in NJ Local Government Week April 7-13, 2019.
The League invites you to join in with municipalities across the Garden State April 7-13, 2019, to engage citizens while celebrating the work of local government. Through NJ Local Government Week, the League hopes to bring awareness to the role local government plays in achieving the best life for communities. Invite your schools, civic groups, businesses, and media to NJ Local Government Week activities for citizens of all ages.
How Can You Celebrate? Visit the League’s website for ideas on celebrating in your municipality; including a “how to” packet with ideas ranging from basic, no cost activities to some that are more complex. Be sure to tag your social media posts with #njlocalgovt, and utilize the NJ Local Government Week logo that the League has provided by downloading from the League website.
Visit the League website for tips, suggestions and a logo created to help promote your events.
c. Reminder - New Jersey Future
New Jersey Future has launched a new interactive online tool for helping communities implement successful green infrastructure projects. The Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit is a one-stop resource full of information about planning, implementing, and sustaining green infrastructure to manage stormwater. It also contains direct links to Sustainable Jersey’s green infrastructure actions, which can earn up to 20 points each. The Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit is perfect for community leaders who want to manage stormwater sustainably, reduce localized flooding, and improve water quality. Get started today at https://gitoolkit.njfuture.org. #NJGIToolkit
d. Attorney General 21/21 Community Policing
The Attorney General has asked the 21 County Prosecutors to organize quarterly public events to discuss issues relevant to community policing in the 21st century.
The Attorney General has asked the 21 County Prosecutors to organize quarterly public events to discuss issues relevant to community policing in the 21st century (the “21/21 Community Policing Project”). The goal of the project is to strengthen relationships between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve – and to address areas of concern before conflicts arise. Starting in spring 2018, each of the County Prosecutors will be responsible for organizing one meeting each on the following topics:
• Spring 2018 (Apr-Jun) – Investigations of Officer-Involved Shootings
• Summer 2018 (Jun-Aug) – Opioids
• Fall 2018 (Sep-Nov) – Immigration Enforcement
• Winter 2018-19 (Dec-Feb) – Bias Crimes
The events will include presentations and/or discussions on the quarterly topic. For a listing of scheduled public events contact your county prosecutor or visit the 21/21 Community Policing Project site.
e. Application Period Now Open for Governor Murphy’s “We Value Our
Veterans” Community Award
Many municipalities already recognize veterans in numerous ways. This award provides an additional avenue to honor New Jerseyans who have answered the call to arms in the defense of American values. Through this program, municipalities must accumulate 145 points based on specific criteria in order to qualify for the “We Value Our Veterans” community award. Points towards the designation are awarded in many ways, from providing parking spots for Purple Heart recipients and disabled Veterans, to holding Veteran Service Organization Meet and Greets. The application is online at the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs website.
For questions contact the Dept of Military and Veterans Affairs, Office of Government Relations 609-530-6893.