Schedule & Sessions

The NJLM Conference 2019 fires up creativity and connections with the theme of Igniting Local Engagement. The 104th League Conference will be held at the Atlantic City Convention Center Nov. 19-21 with exhibit move-in Nov. 18.



October 4 -Preliminary Resolutions due to League
October 18 - Full text of all resolutions submitted by member officials due at League office     


Monday, November 18 

Exhibitor Move-In

Tuesday, November 19
Conference and Exhibits Open

12:00 Noon 
11th Annual Sustainable Jersey Awards Luncheon

1 p.m.
Exhibitor Learning Sessions 
GovPilot "Increase Productivity by 50%-Run Your City on a Unified Platform"
T&M Associates "Using GIS to Monitor Real-Time Assets to Drive Decision Making"

2:00 p.m. 
The League Welcome Cafe: Orientation, Legislation, Next Generation
An Update from the Division of Local Government Services (GFOA/TCTA/NJLM)  
Laughter & Leadership: How Humor Can Make You a Better Leader
Visual Litter Waterways Survey: Riding the Waves to a Cleaner NJ
Bringing Wellness to Your Community: Mayors Wellness Campaign
Partnerships That Shape Healthy, Safe, & Creative NJ Places
Riders on the Storm Water: Starting Municipal Stormwater Utilities
Putting the State's Energy Master Plan to Work in Your Community
Energy Efficiency for Municipalities, Residents, and Businesses

3:00 p.m.   

3:45 p.m.   
How Do Trenton's Downtown Revitalization Policies Impact You?
School & Municipal Cooperation
Perceptions of Public Employees: Fire Them? Reward Them?
NJ Supreme Court Report on Municipal Courts
Staying Green: Recycling Outlook
Best Practices for PILOT Agreements
Rx Cost Drivers & Purchasing Options (TCTA/GFOA/NJLM)
Media Strategies, Tips, & Tools for the 21st Century  
Drinking Water Challenges (DEP)
Navigating the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

9:00 a.m.    
Affordable Housing Update: What Comes After Settlement? (NJPO/NJLM)
Innovation by Managing & Embracing Citizen Engagement
Website Content, Accessibility, & Management 2.0
Opportunity Zones (EDA/DCA)
2019 Sustainable Jersey Program Update: New Actions & Initiatives

9:00 a.m.- Noon
Marijuana: Looking Ahead & Looking Back (Tandem Session)

10:45 a.m. 
ABC of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Elected Officials Primer: Ethics, OPMA, OPRA, & Civility
Art of Collaboration: Opportunity Zone Success in Urban Centers
Status of Public Health in NJ (NJACCHO/NJLM)
Marijuana: Looking Ahead & Looking Back
Murphy's Marks-Year Two
Path to Progress
Preparing for Climate Change

12 noon
Exhibitor Learning Sessions 
Enterprise Fleet Management "Develop, Review, and Apply a Fleet Total Cost of Ownership"
Middlesex County "Middlesex County, NJ: Best Practices"
PFM Solutions LLC  "Winning in the Long Run: Best Practices in Multi-Year Planning"
Republic Services "Recycling Sustainability: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?"
WM Policy "Greening Up the Garden State-Responsible Cannabis Policy in NJ"

12:15 p.m.   

1 p.m.
Exhibitor Learning Sessions 
Fairleigh Dickinson University "Advancing Careers"
The Difference Card "Health Insurance Savings Through Alternative Funding"
Western Pest Services "Vendor or Partner...Building Partnerships with Trust"

2:00 p.m.   
Elected Officials Primer: Budget & Procurement
Recent OPRA Decisions
Urban Enterprise Zone Assessment-Lessons & Next Steps
Legislative Leadership: Working Together for a Better NJ
Advanced Municipal Finance
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Coordinating Opioid Response Resources
Cleaning the Recycling Stream

3:45 p.m.    
Annual Risk Management Seminar
Bid Bonds, Consent of Surety & Procurement: All You Need to Know (Joint /GPA)
Holland Ethics in Government
100 Years: Women's Suffrage and the Next Generation of Leaders
Census 2020: Is Your Town Ready?
Social Media 201
Municipal Strategies to Improve Water Supply & Quality

5:15 p.m.    

Thursday, November 21, 2019

9:00 a.m.   
Interest Arbitration & Negotiations Update 2019
Property Tax – Advanced (Tandem) (AMA/NJILGA)
Public Contracts Law  & Regulation Update (GFOA/TCTA/GPA)
Return of the State Plan (NJPO)
Building Better Police Community Relations
P3 & Municipal Projects, Perfect Together?
Building a Grants Team
Revving Up New Jersey's Complete & Green Streets for All

9:00-12:00 noon
Property Tax – Advanced (Tandem) (AMA/NJILGA)

10:45 a.m.  
Labor Law and Personnel Policy Update
Property Tax-Advanced
OPMA & Civility: Administration of Public Meetings
Shared Services Technical Assistance From DLGS Returns
Working with Your County Shared Service Coordinator
Law Enforcement: Eliminating Bias & Improving Community Relations
Building a Welcoming Brand Through Tourism Marketing
Your IT Systems Have Been Compromised – Now What?
Expediting Local Aid-Funded Projects with NJDOT
Sustaining Public Engagement Through Technology

12:00 Noon    

2:00 p.m.    
Using Innovation to Revive Abandoned Buildings
New Police Fire Retirement System Pension Board
Open Waterways – Restore Lands
Agritourism: Keeping it Jersey Fresh
Historic Preservation Planning: Enhancing Communities
Creating the Electric Vehicle Revolution

3:30 p.m.
NJLM Business Meeting

Session Basics

  • In addition to dozens of League sessions approved for CEUs, NJLM's 21 Affiliated Associations are also producing sessions approved for CEUs.
  • There are also Exhibitor Learning Sessions sponsored by exhibitors and open to all conference delegates.

Check back often as this page will be updated as additional details become available!


Tuesday, November 19, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 20, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 21, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Monday, November 18, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set-Up
Tuesday, November 19, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hours
Wednesday, November 20, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hours
Thursday, November 21, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Exhibit Hours