2018 NJAC BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING SCHEDULE

          Friday, January 26, 2018                     11:00 a.m.             Senate Chambers - NJ State House, Trenton Friday, March 23, 2018                          9:30 a.m.             Senate Committee Room 6 - NJ State House Annex, Trenton Thursday, May 10, 2018                         9:00 a.m.            Palladium Ballroom - Caesar's, Atlantic City Friday, May 11, 2018                               9:00 a.m.            Palladium Ballroom - Caesar's, Atlantic City Friday, June 29, 2018                              9:30 a.m.        ...
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2018 NJAC REORGANIZATION MEETING

  On Friday, January 26th, Hunterdon County Clerk Mary H. Melfi was sworn in as the 77th President for the New Jersey Association of Counties. Honorable Melfi began her third five-year term as Hunterdon County Clerk on January 1, 2017.  She has been a resident of the county for over 40 years growing up in Lebanon Borough and now residing in the Borough of Flemington since 1977.  Honorable Melfi served on the Borough of Flemington's Council from 1994 through 2006 and remains active serving as the Emergency Management Coordinator and a member of the Planning Board.  She also was one of th...
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2018 NJAC ANNUAL CONFERENCE SEMINAR PROPOSALS

The deadline to submit your government agency or company seminar proposal is Friday, January 26th.  NJAC will be accepting seminar proposals for its 2018 Annual Celebration of County Government Conference starting January 2, 2018 through January 26, 2018. It is typical for NJAC to receive several proposals; however the number of workshops are limited and your proposal must be submitted with all necessary attachments to Loren Wizman, NJAC Business Development Director, at loren@njac.org by the deadline of Friday, January 26th.  The Conference Committee executive members will give priority cons...
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2018 NJAC ANNUAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MEETING

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  150 West State Street, Trenton NJ 08608 Meeting will take place on the third floor in the Conference Room of Chemistry Council of NJ.  Refreshments and a catered continental breakfast will be served. NJAC is currently accepting applications from our county and business members to actively participate in the planning process for our Annual Celebration of County Government.  In order to be a member of this committee you must physically attend the meeting on the 19th.  No call-ins.  Please email your interest and any questions to Kim Nolan, Office Manager, at kim@n...
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State House News

December 15, 2017 Caps on Binding Interest Arbitration Awards Later today, NJAC and the New Jersey State League of Municipalities (NJSLOM) are meeting with Governor Elect Phil Murphy’s Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel to discuss permanently extending the 2% cap on binding interest arbitration awards set to expire in two short weeks.  We’ll make sure to let you know how the meeting goes. We’re also expecting a strong showing of county and municipal officials on December 18th for NJAC and NJSLOM’s press conference and lobby day, where over a dozen associations will join us in support of exten...
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Unsung Heroes: Including Non-Sworn Employees in the Peer Support Process

by Shirl Tyner, Management Services Representative for Lexipol View the entire newsletter for more articles: 2017 – NJAC County Biz – December It’s 1702 on a Friday afternoon. Suddenly, the call of “officer down” blares across my police radio. I am several miles away from the incident, having dinner with some officers. We drop everything and run out the door. As a non-sworn employee, I know it’s not my place to respond immediately, but I also know I’ll be needed. I don’t want the scene jeopardized in any way. So my trainee and I drive as fast as we can to get there. Traffic is a nightmare...
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State House News

November 22, 2017 NJAC is committed to advocating for legislation, regulations, and policy directives that empower county government to operate more effectively and efficiently.  As a non-partisan organization that represents the only true regional form of government in the State with a unified and proactive voice, NJAC is dedicated to advancing innovative programs and initiatives that enhance the level of service provided and save valuable taxpayer dollars. With this in mind, NJAC will pursue the following legislative goals for the 2016/17 lame-duck session, the 2018/19 legislative session, ...
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UnitedHealthcare Opens Health Benefits Store in Palisades Park

by Jennifer Statham, Regional Communications Director of United Healthcare View the entire newsletter for more articles: 2017 – NJAC County Biz – November UnitedHealthcare Bergen Asian Resource Center offers customer service, health education and other support to consumers with Medicare and employer-sponsored coverage, with a focus on serving the Asian-American community Community leaders and UnitedHealthcare executives celebrated grand opening today with ribbon cutting ceremony UnitedHealthcare has opened its newest health benefits store to provide enhanced customer service and ...
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NJAC BOARD of DIRECTORS MEETING & YEAR-END SUMMIT

Trenton Country Club - 201 Sullivan Way, West Trenton 9:00 a.m.       The final 2017 NJAC Board of Directors Meeting took place on Friday, December 8th, at 9:00 a.m. in the Oakland Room of the Trenton Country Club.  This meeting was brief with routine business of discussion and approval of the following: September 22, 2017 Meeting Minutes Financial Report, ending October 31, 2017 Proposed 2018 Slate of Executive Officers Proposed 2018 Annual Budget Proposed 2018 Annual County Membership Dues Proposed 2018 Reorganization Meeting Date Proposed...
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State House News

October 27, 2017 2% Cap on Binding Interest Arbitration Awards NJAC is continuing to urge members of the State Legislature to permanently extend the 2% cap on binding interest arbitration awards before the law sunsets on December 31st. County and municipal officials from across the State, and on both sides of the aisle, hail the cap as a critical tool for controlling personnel costs; negotiating reasonable successor contracts; and, avoiding arbitration awards granted by third party administrators who are not accountable to taxpayers. For nearly a decade, the 2% cap on binding interest ar...
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