Municipal Events Scheduled
Below is a listing of events that have been planned by municipalities throughout the State. The League is not involved with planning these events. Please reach out to the individual municipalities for information and details on any event listed.
Events Listed by Municipality
Chatham Borough, Morris
- Welcome To Chatham Borough New Jersey April 12 & 13
When: April 12, 8 am to 4 pm:
Chatham Borough is hosting an “Open House” at Borough Hall, plus “Family Walking Tours” and “Coffee and Conversation” in the Central Business District. “The goal of (these events) is to welcome the public to get to know the different areas of our local government and to demonstrate how it works,” states Chatham Borough Council Member, Carolyn Dempsey. “We will have stations set up at Borough Hall for school groups (and residents) to rotate around. Among them are the outdoor ‘Touch a Truck’ stations highlighting our Department of Public Works, Fire and Police Departments and Emergency Services.”
During the Open House, both students and residents will be able to tour the Police Department and jail, Council Chambers and other departments within the Borough. Popcorn and refreshments are planned, as well as a “scavenger hunt” and some take-away goodies.
Residents will also have the opportunity to meet one on one with Borough Council members, explore the new Riverside Trail and walk the Urban Track. “We are very excited to participate in this inaugural event,” remarks Chatham Borough Council Member, Vicki Fife. “It is so important for residents to learn and understand the importance of local government. It will give everyone that participates an inside look at how the Borough operates on a daily basis.”
When: April 13
“Family Walking Tours” and “Coffee and Conversation”
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Walk the entire new Riverside Trail with Council Members (dogs welcome) Meet at Shepard Kollock Field
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Coffee with a Council Member (bring your ideas) Meet at Drip Coffee
1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Walk the Eastern portion of the Urban Track with Council Members (dogs welcome) Meet at the Gazebo
Long Branch City, Monmouth
- Coffee with the Mayor
When: April 9
Come and have a chat with Mayor John Pallone while enjoying some light refreshments! View the Coffee with the Mayor flyer.
Madison Borough, Morris
- Attend a Borough Council Meeting
When: Monday, April 8th at 8:00 P.M.
Where: Hartley Dodge Memorial Building - Second Floor Council Chambers, 50 Kings Road
Madison, NJ 07940
Mayor Robert H. Conley will read a proclamation recognizing NJ Local Government Week and encourage all residents to support, celebrate and learn more about local government. A local Boy Scout Troop will be leading the Pledge of Allegiance
- Coffee with the Mayor & Council
Waverly Cafe on Monday, April 8th
Madison Bagel on Wednesday, April 10th
Main Street Submarines Deli on Friday, April 12th
Main Street Submarines Deli;Residents are invited to join elected officials, on three separate mornings from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. over a cup of coffee to discuss issues and learn more about each other.
- Mayors Leadership Forum
Where: Hartley Dodge Memorial Building, 50 Kings Road, Madison, NJ 07940
Students in grades 5-8 are invited to participate in this one hour mock council session, where they will, in an advanced setting, learn what it's like to be on the Madison Borough Council, all while conducting official business.
Grades 5 & 6 will participate on Tuesday, April 9th from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Grades 7 & 8 will participate on Thursday, April 11th from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Visit Madison's website for more information or to register.
- Learn about our elected officials
Follow the Borough of Madison on their social media platforms to learn what local government means for their seven elected officials (Mayor and 6 Council Members). Each day they will post a spotlight on one elected official.
Facebook: The Borough of Madison New Jersey
Pompton Lakes, Passaic
- When:5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Pompton Lakes Starbucks, 45 Wanaque Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
Coffee with the Council Flyer (PDF)
Summit City, Union
- NJ Local Government Week Open House
When: April 11 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: City Hall: 512 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901
The City of Summit is hosting a community Open House on Thursday, April 11 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., joining municipalities from across the state in a week-long celebration to raise awareness about the importance of local government and the role it plays in achieving the best life for communities. City staff and community volunteers will share information on municipal services, facilities, and equipment, as well as volunteer initiatives and opportunities. Tours of the Police Department at 3:30 p.m. and the Fire Department at 4:30 p.m. will be conducted. The Office of the City Clerk will lead a mock council meeting with Summit High School students assuming the role of elected officials at 4 p.m.. The Office of the Mayor is sponsoring an essay contest among eighth graders from Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School with the prompt: How my Local Government Impacts me and my Family. The selected student will be awarded honorary Mayor for the Day status on Thursday, April 11, 2019. View the Open House flyer (PDF).