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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NJAC NIGHT OF BASEBALL AND FIREWORKS

The New Jersey Association of Counties is hosting a Night of Baseball and Fireworks on Thursday, July 20th, at the Arm & Hammer Ball Park where the New Hampshire Fisher Cats take on the Trenton Thunder at 7:00 p.m.  Enjoy a night of AA baseball, fireworks, and networking. There are four (4) hosting opportunities available at $500.00 each. This opportunity is on a first come first served basis and seating is limited to a maximum of 30. Included in the package are: Two tickets to the game in a luxury suite; Permitted signage and visibility; Food and refreshments; and A chan...
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NJAC BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING

State House Annex Building - Committee Room 6    9:30 a.m.  Networking between NJAC county and business associate members 10:00 a.m.  Board Meeting commences by the announcement of President Heather Simmons The Board of Directors of the New Jersey Association of Counties is scheduled to meet in Committee Room 6 of the State House Annex Building in Trenton on Friday, June 23rd.
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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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