Conference

Welcome to the League Virtual Conference!

After careful deliberation, the NJLM Executive Board and Officers announce that the 105th Annual New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference will be held as a Virtual Conference the week of November 16-20, 2020, providing League membership, exhibitors, and other supporters of local government with an opportunity to engage with colleagues from around the State. 

The League’s leadership is confident that a Virtual Conference will best meet safety needs while providing delegates with opportunities for education, networking, and interaction with exhibitors. This decision was made thoughtfully, after polling our members and exhibitors and actively communicating with the Governor’s office, the Atlantic City Convention Center, and health experts. 

The following is a preliminary schedule for the event. The League is rapidly transitioning to a virtual event and will update this listing frequently as details are settled.

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

Monday, November 16, 2020

9 a.m.
Orientation; Sustainable Jersey Program Update

11 a.m.

Addressing Sexual Harassment; Procurement Update; Liquor Licensing Amid the Pandemic; Getting Ahead of Climate Change

1:30
Census Update; Elected Officials Primer; Update from DLGS; Energy Master Plan

3:15
LEAGUE Resolutions Committee Meeting
Police Reform; Continuing in a Communication Crisis; Property Taxation; Legislative Update; Effective Management of Municipal Water Resources

Tuesday, November 17

9 a.m.

Municipal Waste Reduction Strategies

11 a.m.

Status of Public Health; Recent OPRA Decisions; Infrastructure

1:30

Cannabis & Your Municipality; OPMA & Civility; SHBP/PERS Update; Flooding 2.0

3:15

Community Revitalization–Tools for a Greener, Fairer NJ; A New Normal for Urban NJ; Update on Renewable Energy

 Wednesday, November 18

9 a.m.

Advancing Sustainable Energy Communities

11 a.m.

Affordable Housing Update (Joint with NJPO); Municipal Finance; Municipal Emergency Management & COVID; Mayor’s Wellness

1:30

Legislative Leaders; Interest Arbitration & Negotiation Update; Clean Communities

3:15

Police, Protest, and Counter Protests; Annual Risk Management; Opioids; Municipal Fleet Management & Encouraging EVs in Your Community

Thursday, November 19

11 a.m.

Shared Services; Planning for the Post-Pandemic (Joint with NJPO); LPCL Update

Noon

Governor Murphy Keynote & Awards Presentation

1:30

Holland Ethics Program; Tech to the Rescue; Downtowns

3:15

School-Municipal Cooperation; Labor Law & Personnel

Friday, November 20

9 a.m.

Legislative Update

11 a.m.

League Business Meeting

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Attendees will have access to sessions offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to help maintain professional credentials. Programs will also share critical information regarding managing the extraordinary demands on local governments during the pandemic and beyond.  

NETWORKING: The Virtual Conference will offer unique opportunities to interact and connect with others, a critical and invaluable part of the conference.  

EXHIBITS: Exhibitors will be available from virtual booths, providing education and interaction with attendees through chat, videos, and sharing of product and contact information.  

BOOKINGS & REGISTRATION: Attendees and exhibitors who have already booked hotel rooms and registered for the Conference will receive separate emails with details on the transition to virtual. Registration is currently open and will be redirected to the digital event. 

We appreciate everyone’s support during this time and will have additional information released as it becomes available on the League’s website. We will miss seeing all of you in person in Atlantic City but look forward to this new opportunity to gather and learn from one another. 

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