NJ Local Government Week
Celebrate NJ Local Government Week April 7-13, 2024!
From simple to complex, there are many opportunities to engage residents, highlight your town’s beauty, and show the dedicated work of your municipal staff. Here are some ideas that the League has come up with. Let’s get creative! We are excited to see what you come up with.
We invite you to join in with municipalities across the Garden State from April 7-13, 2024, 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.
Let residents know about municipal facilities and careers, public works equipment, and fire, police, or utility vehicles. Roll out virtual city hall open houses, host a coffee with the mayor on Facebook live, or provide a virtual tour to students through council chambers.
Tap into local resources such as community service and volunteering 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.
NJ Local Government Week Logos
Download the NJ Local Government Week logo to use in your materials and on social media when promoting events in your municipality. Add Your Municipal Seal! Incorporate your municipality’s branding into the logo.Link to page
Ways to Participate
Need inspiration? Here are some ideas of how to celebrate this April, and some examples of what other municipalities have done.Link to page
Share Your Activity with the League
Share your NJ Local Government Week activities with us so that we can share them on the League's website. Please only submit one activity per form.Link to page
Share Your Resolution With the LeagueLink to page
"How to" Packet
The League has created a “how to” packet which includes ideas and materials for celebrating NJ Local Government Week, publicity tips and strategies, and links to a sample press release and resolution. Ideas outlined in the packet range from basic, no cost activities to some that are more complex.Link to page
Sample resolution for use by municipalities to declare NJ Local Government Week in their town.Link to page
Sample Press Release
Sample press release for municipalities announcing NJ Local Government Week activities and programs.Link to page
Show Off Your City Photo ContestLink to page
Use the NJ Local Government Week hashtag, #NJLocalGovt, when promoting your activities on social media. Encourage all involved in related activities to use the hashtag. Using hashtags connects your posts with similar content and allows cities to view a running list of #NJLocalGovt content from across the state and locally in real time, which can be shared or reposted.