This week was the 106th League of Municipalities convention, an opportunity for municipal officials to learn from each other and other experts in the field. Some of the panel discussions I most enjoyed were those on:
I came away feeling that Chester Township is ahead of the curve on a lot of these issues, though there's always more to learn. It's always a good sign when your municipal prosecutor is teaching the class on running on efficient municipal court.
By the way, earlier this year I was asked to join the League's Legislative Committee on Tax & Finance, a group of municipal officials who evaluate pending legislation in Trenton. We consider the impact of certain bills on municipalities and then make recommendations to the broader League membership on whether or not to support those bills. It's been beneficial for Chester Township (especially our Finance Department) to have this seat at the table.