STUDENTS OF CULINARY ARTS TO COMPETE IN COOK-OFF

The New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) is pleased to announce that it’s hosting the 6th annual county vocational-technical school cook-off challenge at  12:30 p.m. on May 12th at Caesar’s in Atlantic City. “We’re thrilled to once again provide culinary art students from county vocational-technical schools across the State with the unique opportunity to showcase their incredible talents,” said NJAC President and Gloucester County Freeholder Heather Simmons.  Culinary art students from county vocational-technical schools in Bergen, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Essex, Hudson, Merce...
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Timing and Process Key in Development Projects

by Marjorie "MK" Kaplan, Senior Account Executive for Axiom Communications View the entire newsletter for more articles: 2017 – NJAC County Biz – March Delays in construction projects can be costly — but perhaps the most expensive delays are the ones that occur before construction even begins.  Materials and labor costs continue to rise in the economic expansion, and the cost of projects can increase from 10-20% from the time they are approved to the time construction begins. “The political environment can be very cumbersome, and months or even years can pass between the time a project is...
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State House News

March 3, 2017 State Fiscal Year 2018 Budget On February 27th, Governing Chris Christie delivered his final budget address before the both houses of the State Legislature.  NJAC is in the process of analyzing the $35.5 billion spending plan, and you may review the Budget Summary on our website at www.njac.org.  Some highlights relevant to county government include:       Transportation Funding $2.0 billion for the State’s Transportation Capital Program, which includes $400.0 million in Local Aid for counties and municipalities. A $400.0 million supplemental budget appropriation...
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Moorestown, Burlington County Lives Up to Its Name

by Alannah Dragonetti, Head of Marketing for GovPilot View the entire newsletter for more articles:  2017 – NJAC County Biz – February Granting residents more ways to connect with a more efficient local government. In 2005, Money magazine surveyed over one thousand small towns to find the 100 best places to live in the United States. With its strong sense of community, stellar school system and close proximity to Philadelphia, Moorestown, NJ topped Money’s list. Twelve years later, Moorestown remains the model suburb, a distinction exemplified by the township’s recent adoption of GovPil...
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State House News

February 10, 2017 Criminal Justice Reform At 10:30 a.m. on February 15th in Committee Room 16 of the State House Annex in Trenton, the New Jersey Council on Local Mandates will consider oral arguments on the State’s motion to dismiss NJAC’s complaint that Criminal Justice Reform imposes an unfunded State mandate on county governments. NJAC’s Labor Counsel Genova Burns will argue the case on our behalf. Separately, NJAC’s Board of Directors chose not to endorse recently introduced Senate, No. 2933 (Singer R-30), which would establish a one-year property tax cap levy exclusion for the cost...
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67th NJAC ANNUAL CONFERENCE

May 10 - 12, 2017 This year marks the 67th NJAC Annual Conference taking place at Caesar's in Atlantic City, New Jersey. What's included in your registration cost? Did you know that NJAC is one of the few conference events where the individual and exhibitor registration cost includes entry into the exhibition hall and seminars, continental breakfasts, luncheons, receptions, reporters' roundtable, board of directors meetings, award ceremonies, and other conference related events?  Exhibitors receive two full conference registrations included in their package along with a 6' skirted table, 2 ...
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Introduction to Smart Communities Technology

Introduction to Smart City Technology April 7, 2017 11:00a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Felician University, Rutherford Campus 1 Felician Way, Rutherford, NJ   07070 Education Commons Building Made possible through the generous support of Verizon New Jersey CEUs: CMFO/CCFO-3.0 IT; CTC-3.0IT; CPWM-3.0 IT; RMC-3.0 IT; QPA-3.0IT Municipal Registration Form WORD / PDF Non-Municipal Registration Form WORD / PDF Registration Fee: $25.00 per person (fee includes networking lunch and displays 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. and the program beginning at 12:00p.m.) Program Outline: The concept of “Smart...
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NJAC BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING

State House Annex - Committee Room 16 - 4th Floor   9:30 a.m.  Networking 10:00 a.m.  Board Meeting The Board of Directors of the New Jersey Association of Counties rescheduled its March 10th meeting due to the morning rush hour snowstorm. The meeting took place on Friday, March 24th, at the New Jersey State House Annex Building in Committee Room 16 of the 4th floor..  County leaders and business associate members were able to network over a continental breakfast between 9:30 a.m. and the start of the board meeting. Shortly after President Simmons called the meeting to order and roll cal...
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