Somerset County Freeholder Honored at Annual Conference

During last week's 67th NJAC Annual Conference held at Caesar's Resort and Hotel in Atlantic City, the New Jersey Association of Counties recognized and awarded Somerset County Freeholder Director Peter S. Palmer for his tireless dedication and commitment to the organization and county government on May 12, 2017. Honorable Peter S. Palmer has 55 years of public service which began in 1962 where he served on the Bernardsville Board of Education.  His career as a Somerset County Freeholder started in 1997 after serving on the Bernardsville Borough Council for 17 years and then 10 years as the t...
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New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program – Your Power to Save

View the entire newsletter for more articles: 2017 – NJAC County Biz – May Join the thousands of New Jersey homeowners, businesses and municipalities that have taken advantage of incentives offered by New Jersey's Clean Energy Program™. These programs provide opportunities for you to save energy, money and help protect our   climate and shoreline. New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program strives to encourage and transform the way New Jersey consumes and manages its energy usage.  Continue reading to learn more about how you can participate and watch your savings add up! Does Your Home Suffer From t...
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State House News

April 21, 2017 Local Government Investment Pools    NJAC is urging the Legislature to pass Assembly, No. 4404/Senate, No.2978 (Greenwald D-6)(Beach D-6), which would permit local units and school districts to invest in local government investment pools managed in accordance with applicable Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) guidelines.  GASB is an independent private-sector organization that establishes accounting and financial reporting standards for national, state, and local governments that follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).  In 2014, the Securities an...
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Credit Union of New Jersey Offers Perks

by Connie Sullivan, Business Development Manager for Credit Union of New Jersey View the entire newsletter for more articles: 2017 – NJAC County Biz – April Credit Union of New Jersey is chartered by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance to be the credit union for all State of New Jersey employees, and we are now pleased to be able to serve local government employees at the county, municipal, and township level. Our Perks@Work program, designed for our civil service partners, offers exclusive membership benefits and discounts. Credit Union of New Jersey was chartered in 1943 to...
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Investors Bank Awards $21,000 to NJAC Foundation

Investors Bank through the Investors Foundation awarded the NJAC Foundation a grant of $21,000.00 for county vocational-technical school graduates who plan on continuing their education at a county college or state college or university. “Investors Bank and Investors Foundation are proud to support the NJAC Foundation,” said Investors Bank President and CEO Kevin Cummings. “NJAC has been integral in providing educational opportunities to so many of our bright students here in New Jersey—work that is vital for the long-term success of our communities. We applaud NJAC and wish the scholarship w...
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On the Road to Higher Education

The NJM Insurance Group awarded the NJAC Foundation a grant of $5,250.00 for county vocational-technical school graduates who plan on continuing their education in New Jersey at a county college or State college or university. “I’m grateful that NJM Insurance Group and the NJAC Foundation have once again partnered on this important and timely initiative to provide our county vocational-technical school graduates with generous scholarships that will assist students with meeting the ever increasing financial demands of pursuing an education,” said NJAC Foundation President Donald De Leo. The ...
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State House News

March 31, 2017 Police and Fire Pension On March 23rd, both houses passed Assembly No. 99/Senate, No. 3040 (Prieto D-32/Sumter D-35)(Sweeney D-3/Kean R-21), which would  transfer management of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS) to the Board of Trustees of PFRS.  NJAC and the New Jersey State League of Municipalities (NJSLOM) oppose this legislation as the measure would inequitably vest the Board’s far-reaching power with labor by a 7-5 majority. As has been well documented, property taxpayers subsidize 70% of PFRS annual contributions while employees fund 30%; property taxp...
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2017 NACo Annual Conference

July 21 -24 Columbus - Franklin County - OH The National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference is the largest gathering of county officials in the country and the foremost opportunity to exchange information with your peers and learn from nationally renowned experts on topics directly related to serving your residents. The Annual Conference is also where we set our federal policy agenda for the year ahead. NACo’s 2017 Annual Conference in Franklin County (Columbus), Ohio will offer over 50 committee meetings, plenary sessions and educational workshops, including four mobile works...
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