SAVE THE DATE! Valuable Sessions at the NJLM Annual Conference

Headed to the the New Jersey League of Municipalities Annual Conference?  Please join us for several panel discussions on November 13 and 14:

Public Service and Life-Long Learning: You're Never Too Old to Get Better
Sponsored by Rutgers

Tuesday, November 13
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.       
Convention Center Room 405/406

Take the unique opportunity to become a part of the conversation about life-long learning benefits and opportunities!  Life-long learning is crucial in preparing employees for change. Especially as public organizations plan for retirements, skill development and training is essential, and has the added benefit of contributing to a positive workplace culture. The goal of the session is to create awareness how competency-driven, learner-centered, just-in-time programs empower your employees and ultimately improve public service. You will get a chance to interact with educational experts and public service professionals.

Hon. Albert B. Kelly, Mayor, City of Bridgeton

Mr. Rick Fernandez, Business Administrator, Passaic, NJ
Ms. Shannon Hudak, New Jersey Division of Local Government Services
Dr. Olga Chaban, Rutgers Center for Government Services
Dr. Angie McGuire, Rutgers Center for Government Services

Public Information Officer – Should Your Municipality Have One?
Sponsored by NJMMA

Wednesday, November 14
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Convention Center Room 308

This session will explore the importance of a Public Information Officer. Should your municipality consider a staff member dedicated to communicating to the public consistently and accurately on all types of media? Two municipalities will discuss the role of their Public Information Officer, both on a day-to-day basis and in times of emergency. They will also address the motivation behind creating such a position.

Alexander McDonald, Business Administrator, Township of Millburn

Jim Burnet, Assistant Administrator, Borough of Madison
Pam Borek, Clerk/Public Information Officer, Township of Hillsborough
John Sheridan, OEM Director, Township of Hillsborough

The New PERC Director & Labor/Management in New Jersey
Sponsored by NJMMA

Wednesday, November 14
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Convention Center Room 408/409

This panel discussion will include three high-profile professionals in the public labor/management arena in New Jersey. The new Chairman of the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) will present the organization’s recent decisions, since he was appointed by Governor Murphy earlier this year. Additionally, a prominent labor attorney and labor management attorney will present their views on current issues occurring in the labor management world across New Jersey.

Hon. Michael J. Venezia, Mayor, Township of Bloomfield

Joel Wiesblatt, Chair,  Public Employment Relations Commission
Frederick (Rick) Danser, III, Esq., Attorney, Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy
Craig Gumpel, Esq., Attorney