NOTICE: Meeting Cancelled. There will be no meeting Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Our guest was:

Bill Dressel, Executive Director
New Jersey League of Municipalities

Bill smiling during a visit to the Mayors in 2010

Bill has long been a regular and most appreciated guest, bringing the Mayors up to date on actions and issues in Trenton and offering the insights of the thoughtful government affairs veteran he is. Bill did that again at our January meeting, but this time around he had a special message. At the end of June, he told the Mayors, he would be retiring after 41 years with the League, including the last 20 years as its Executive Director. On its web site, the League had this to say about Bill's tenure:

Arriving from northern Virginia to join the League’s staff in 1974, just as the New Jersey Legislature was beginning to open the Committee hearing process to facilitate public comment, Dressel quickly established a local government presence in the State House. Generations of New Jersey legislators – literally, Fathers and their Sons and Fathers and their Daughters – have learned to rely on him not just for an accurate and articulate appraisal of the impact of state policy options on New Jersey municipalities and property taxpayers, but also for his impassioned advocacy. And generations of New Jersey local elected officials have relied on his service as their eyes, ears and voice in Trenton.

The anonymous writer went on to detail Bill's accomplishments over the years. "We'll miss him," the tribute concluded.

The Ocean County Mayors' Association will miss him as well.

 

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Our Next Meeting
Meeting Cancelled
Tuesday, Feb.
17, 2015
Meeting Cancelled

Our guest will be:
Timothy Cunningham, Director
N.J. Division of Local Government Services

We will also hear from a representative of N.J. Natural Gas on the proposed Southern Reliability Link.

The Association will hold a business meeting at the Legend Restaurant adjacent to the Howard Johnson Hotel at 955 Hooper Ave., Toms River, on Tuesday, February 17. Registration begins at 8:30 AM. You may bring guests. There is a $20.00 per person meeting fee. Payment receipts available upon request at sign in. Capacity is limited to 50. Kindly RSVP no later than Thursday, February 12. Call April at 732-644-0657 (voice or text) or email ocmayors@comcast.net.

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Note: When circumstances make it necessary, guest speakers are subject to change without notice