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Events - Videos - Downloads - Presentations:


The NJLM and the NJLM Educational Foundation Present: “Immigrant Wage Theft Webinar” - December 9, 2014

Reinventing New Jersey’s Obsolete Suburban Office Campus –The Local and Statewide Impacts - July 12, 2013

June 17, 2014 Electricity 101-Understanding the Power Grid - Agenda, Speakers and Presentations.

How to Restore Civility in Public Discourse - June 6, 2013

NJLM Foundation Event - Crisis Communication Techniques

The League of Municipalities Education Foundation in Conjunction with Monmouth University Kicks off the 2013 Mayors Book Club February 4, 2013

NJLM Educational Foundation Event Addresses Infrastructure


New Jersey Infrastructure : What is Needed and How to Fund It” December 12, 2012

Year 4 of Economic Recovery:  New Municipal Realities To Come” July 12, 2012

NJLM and Rutgers release results of survey on delivery strategies local governments in New Jersey are adopting as they face budget shortfalls.

Emergency Management: Utilities and Shore Communities

Month 25 of Economic Recovery:  Where are we and where are we going? July 8, 2011

Local Law Enforcement Strategies: Technology and New Management Models 3/30/11

Moving Up in a Downturn 9/24/10

2010: A Stabilizing Economy but Uncertainties Remain 7/09/10

Social Media for Public Officials 3/30/10

All Events...


Officials Urged to Take Public Health Into Account When Mapping Out Future

Complimentary Visit by New Jersey Hall of Fame

League's Educational Foundation has published its 24th issue paper in the "Friends of Local Government" series

Educational Foundation Publishes “My Home Town”

League Foundation Releases Latest White Paper

Pleasantville Mayor joins students to kick off new book club

Newspaper pictures from the Mayor's Book Club

Kickoff Assembly Held at Woodbine Elementary School for Mayor's Book Club

Cape May Elementary Included in the League of Municipalities Educational Foundation Initiative

Six schools, mayors to help Stockton boost love of reading

How Hanover survived commerce slowdown: Mayor speaks at Rutgers business school conference

Oracles of NJ Economy: Jobs Return by 2015 - Press of Atlantic City

Benton, Brown, Walsh Join Board ofNJLM Educational Foundation

Eatontown Mayors’ Book Club Initiative - March 22, 2013

O.B.’s McDivitt School to get quality time with the mayor

Mayor’s Book Club challenges students to read 1,000 books


Mayor's Book Club 2011-2012

May 14, 2012 - Celebrating the accomplishments of over 300 first graders who participated in this year’s Book Club

Garfield First-Graders Smash Book Goal

Glassboro's Bullock School first graders win prize for book club benchmark

Together We Can Share a Book with Every Child

Program promotes literacy in schools

Mayor's Book Club: Rowan teams up with community leaders to promote literacy

Centenary College Education Department joins Mayor's Book Club initiative - nj.com


NJLM Educational Foundation Elects Ondish President

Educational Foundation Publishes
“My Home Town”

As President on the New Jersey League of Municipalities Educational Foundation Board of Trustees, I am truly pleased to announce the publication of a wonderful new book, “My Home Town.”

Friends of Local Government
Policy Paper Series

This is the 26th paper in the NJLM Foundation’s “Friends of Local Government” Policy Paper series:
Changing Economic and Demographic Dynamics: A New Context for New Jersey Municipalities

All Foundation Policy Papers

Sixth annual Mayor’s Book Club encourages reading

This year marked the sixth annual Mayor’s Book Club in Bergen County. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Peter Sammartino School of Education partnered with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities to develop the program this year. The initiative works to bring mayors into their school districts first grade classrooms, as well as to encourage these young students to learn the importance of reading and literacy.  

Through this initiative, municipal leaders get to engage with their local schools, as well as connect community members to the schools and their municipal leaders. Besides making these connections outside of the school, the purpose of the Mayor’s Book Club program is to help motivate and engage first graders to read. The challenge for schools in the program is for their first grade classes to read 1,000 books by the end of the school year.

Above: The Kick-off event at Roosevelt School on February 3, 2015 including Vicki Cohen, director of FDU's School of Education (far right) and Mayor George Fosdick (seated). (Photo courtesy of Roosevelt School).

"This initiative is an exciting project for the municipal leaders, the school districts, the School of Education's literacy faculty, and teacher candidates at FDU," said Vicki Cohen, director of FDU's School of Education. "This program is a model for how municipal government, school districts, and schools of education can collaborate to provide and enhance literacy and achievement. Dana Ryan [assistant professor of education] and I will be working with the 1st grade teachers in each of the schools and providing professional development to them on best practices in literacy. We are very excited to be working with the students, teachers administrators and mayors to promote literacy in Bergen County!"

Above: Mayor Norman Schmelz at Washington School on February 11, 2015. (Photo courtesy of Washington School)

This year, six schools participated in the program: Harrington Park School, of Harrington Park; Dr. John Grieco Elementary School, of Englewood; Cherry Hill School, of River Edge; Roosevelt School, of Ridgefield Park; Washington School, of Bergenfield; and Lowell School, of Teaneck. Each student who participated in the event received a new book. Schools whose students read at least 1,000 books by May will receive a $1,000 stipend to be spent on books for the first grade classroom libraries.

Mayor Paul Hoelscher meets with Harrington Park School's first grade students on January 28, 2015. (Photo courtesy of Harrington Park School).

Mayor Sandy Moscaritolo of River Edge Borough kick off the Bergen County Mayors' Book Club by reading to a class of first grade children.

Mayor Sandy Moscaritolo reading to a group of First graders.



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