Courage to Connect NJ educates the public and elected officials in New Jersey about municipal consolidation by merging towns into town clusters for improved efficiency and savings.
Now announcing our Public Safety Panel:
The Benefits of Police and Fire Consolidation
See details below.
Please Join Us at the Third Annual Courage to Connect NJ Seminar
at Princeton University on
Wednesday, June 5!
This has been a remarkable year in NJ with the implementation of the Princeton Consolidation.
You are invited to:
- Be Inspired by the success of Princeton Township and Princeton Borough becoming ONE town.
- Learn from elected officials from around the state about their experience with school, police, fire and municipal consolidation.
- Connect with innovative leaders in NJ, making a difference!
Wednesday June 5, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 12:30PM
Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium
Prospect Ave at Washington Rd
8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
- Gina Genovese, Executive Director, Courage to Connect NJ
8:50 – 10:00 a.m. Princeton: A Road Map to Follow
- Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert
- Princeton Councilwoman Heather Howard
- Princeton Administrator Robert W. Bruschi
- CGR President and CEO Joseph Stefko
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. A Path to Success
- Former Princeton Township Mayor Chad Goerner
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Elected Officials Discuss their Experiences with Consolidation
- Senator Bob Gordon – NJ District 38
- Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli – NJ District 16
- Freeholder Rob Walton – Hunterdon County
- Mayor Paul Fernicola – Loch Arbour
11:30am – 12:30pm Benefits of Police and Fire Consolidation
- President and CEO of Public Safety Solutions, Les Adams
- Princeton Police Captain Nicholas Sutter
- Princeton Police Lieutenant Christopher Morgan
Be a Part of CtoCNJ’s Success
The consolidation of the Princetons shows it can be done!
Help other towns in our state take the steps toward sustainability.
- Be a Trendsetter for $20
- Be a Leader for $50
- Be a Mover and Shaker for $100
- Be a Ground Breaker for $500
- Be a Visionary for $1000
Be a part of this important work. Make a tax deductible donation today. Use online payment link (left), or mail to: CtoCNJ PO Box 111, Gillette, NJ 07933.
Courage to Connect NJ is doing extremely well thanks to supporters like you!
Third Edition of the CTC-NJ Guidebook Released!
Click here or on the image to download this newly updated Third Edition of the Courage to Connect NJ Guidebook: The Tools for Municipal Consolidation in New Jersey. When the Guidebook was originally released in January 2011, this groundbreaking publication became the first document in New Jersey’s history to provide citizens and policymakers with an easy-to-use, step-by-step guide to municipal consolidation.
In response to overwhelming demand, CTC-NJ has released a Third edition, with a discussion of recent changes in New Jersey’s consolidation laws, as well as additional facts and figures.
Among the updates:
- An overview of the roles and responsibilities of the Consolidation Study Commissioners provided by the Princeton Commissioners;
- Sample copies of all the documents needed to create a Consolidation Study Commission; and
- A list of all the communities in New Jersey and the number of petition signatures needed for citizens to request a Consolidation Study Commission.
- The Guidebook Templates, which gives you the nuts and bolts of organizing a consolidation campaign. It has everything you need, including sample press releases, talking points, draft op-eds, and much more.
- Media Training Guide, which offers strategies and suggestions for creating a clear and consistent message about your consolidation efforts.
All materials produced by CTC-NJ are available in hard copy and electronic formats.
Is it necessary for NJ to have
566 separate municipal governments?
What are the consequences of supporting this structure?
You can start the discussion in your town!
Contact Gina at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more,
sponsor a presentation, set up a date, and be part of the movement.
Be a part of the change. Be a part of the solution.
This video ’Can New Jersey Connect?’ introduces the concept of connecting communities where multiple distinct towns share an administrative structure. Mayor McCormac of Woodbridge Township explains how the ten towns in his township function under one government but they each maintain their own sense of community. Interviews with residents of the township show how each neighborhood retains its own name and feel. The film takes you to the stores of Iselin, the streets of Colonia and the Tide Watchers Club in Sewaren to show the richness and diversity of New Jersey and how we can keep that diversity without separate costly governments.