New Jersey Among First States to Opt-in to FirstNet

by J. Michael Sweder, President of AT&T Mid-Atlantic States View the entire newsletter for more articles: 2017 – NJAC County Biz – August Governor’s decision will better connect New Jersey’s first responders Government leaders in New Jersey have much to consider when it comes to public safety. The state’s 21 counties, 565 municipalities, 250 boroughs, 52 cities, 15 towns, 244 townships, and 4 villages develop plans, craft individual budgets, and invest taxpayer resources to best meet the needs of their residents, businesses and visitors. We all know that emergencies don’t always fo...
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State House News

August 4, 2017 NJAC Goals and Objectives NJAC’s Legislative Affairs Committee is meeting later this morning to discuss establishing the Association’s legislative goals for the fast approaching lame-duck session, the 2018/19 legislative session, and a new Governor set to take office in January of 2018.  If you can’t make the meeting, please share with us your thoughts and suggestions on potential goals as outlined below.  NJAC’s Board of Directors will consider and adopt our final objectives at its next meeting on September 22nd in Committee Room 4 of the State House Annex in Trenton.    ...
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NJAC Foundation Receives Grant from PSEG

The PSEG Foundation awarded the NJAC Foundation a grant of $12,000.00 for county vocational-technical school graduates who plan on studying environmental science, green design, green technology, alternative energy, and other related subjects at a county college or state college or university in the fall. “As our nation grows increasingly proactive about protecting the environment for future generations, I’m thrilled that PSEG and the NJAC Foundation have once again partnered on this important and timely initiative to support county vocational-technical school graduates across the State,” comm...
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Mercer County an Exemplar of Special Needs Support

by Daniel Meara, Communications Manager for Arc Mercer View the entire newsletter for more articles: 2017 – NJAC County Biz – July Some well-known words of Mahatma Ghandi’s echo in Mercer County: “The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its vulnerable members.” How deeply Mercer takes this quote to heart is evident in its support for people with special needs and their families. The county’s commitment to providing programs that assist and integrate the people with special needs has won it the admiration of many, not least being Senate President Stephen Sweeney.  Senat...
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State House News

July 7, 2017   State Budget Snapshot On July 4th, the Legislature passed and Governor Chris Christie signed into law his final spending plan of $35.1 billion for State fiscal year 2018, which contains the following items pertinent to county government. Transportation Funding: $2.0 billion for the State’s Transportation Capital Program, which includes approximately $400.0 million  in Local Aid for counties and municipalities and a supplemental allocation of $26.0 million.  The table below provides an overview of Local Aid Allocations for State fiscal year 2018. ...
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2017 NEW JERSEY COUNTY ADMINISTRATORS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

October 20th & 27th 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Rutgers University - Continuing Education Center at Atrium - 300 Atrium Drive (Atrium Corporate Park) - Sycamore Room 117 - Somerset, NJ Rutgers University Center for Government Services, in cooperation with the New Jersey Association of Counties, is pleased to present a certificate program on county administration designed to enhance the operational and functional knowledge of county administrators and professional staff. This two-day Basic Certificate Program covers essential components in the administration of county government.  Sessio...
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New Jersey Wireless Deployment Summit sponsored by NJWA

Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, NJ Please visit www.newjerseywireless.org for more details and registration.  Email President@newjerseywireless.org for complimentary registration information. Bringing industry and regulatory stakeholders together to address the wireless infrastructure powering Smart Cities, autonomous cars, FirstNet and the Internet of Things (IoT). Reducing the barriers to deploying wireless infrastructure will help ensure that the U.S. remains the global leader when it comes to mobile network innovation and deployment. Improving access to federal/state lands...
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UAS Conference in Cape May

through October 18, 2017 Cape May Convention Hall Cape May County is hosting its 3rd Annual UAS Conference at the Cape May Convention Hall.  The 3-day conference will focus on drones and drone technology and their varied uses in today’s commercial and government environment. In addition to speakers, there will be technical exhibits, demonstrations, industry experts and innovators. The Cape May County UAS Conference is considered the premier drone forum in the Northeast.  This year, the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce will co-host the event with the Cape May County Division of Economic...
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