NJ Local Government Week
We invite you to join in with municipalities across the Garden State April 19-25, 2020, to engage citizens while celebrating the work of local government. Municipalities are on the front lines of community service and generally receive higher approval ratings than other levels of government. However, many residents are unaware of how these services impact their daily lives.
NJ Local Government Week is a time for municipalities to encourage civic education, community collaboration, volunteerism, and local pride. Through NJ Local Government Week, the League hopes to bring awareness to the role local government plays in achieving the best life for communities. Invite your schools, civic groups, businesses, and media to NJ Local Government Week activities for citizens of all ages.
How Can You Celebrate?
Let residents know about municipal facilities and careers, public works equipment, and fire, police, or utility vehicles. Roll out city hall open houses, host a coffee with the mayor, or tour students through council chambers.
Tap into local resources such as community service and volunteering events in partnership with local organizations to cross-promote NJ Local Government Week.
Encourage citizens to share their civic pride with an essay, photography, or design showcase/contest. Why not make it a feeder program for your entry for the League's Show Off Your Municipality photo contest for next year?
Municipalities are encouraged to use social media to celebrate and promote their events using the hashtag #NJLocalGovt and to share event reminders, updates and interesting facts via Twitter and Facebook.
"How To" Packet
The League has created a brochure (PDF) which includes ideas and materials for celebrating NJ Local Government Week, publicity tips and strategies, and links to a sample press release and resolution.
Use the NJ Local Government Week Logo
A special logo was created to help promote awareness of NJ Local Government Week. Logos can be downloaded from the top-right of this web page.
Add Your Municipal Seal!
When promoting NJ Local Government week in your municipality, we suggest incorporating your municipality's branding. (Logos can be downloaded from the top-right of this web page.) Below are some suggestions on how to incorporate your municipal seal into the NJ Local Government Week logo: