Former Princeton Township mayor is appointed to the board of Courage to Connect New Jersey
Former Princeton Township mayor Chad Goerner was appointed Wednesday to the board of Courage to Connect New Jersey, a nonprofit that aims to help municipalities through the state’s process for towns that are consolidating.
“Mayor Goerner’s tenure in office was focused on finding more efficient and effective ways to manage municipal government,” the organization’s director Gina Genovese said in a news release. “Previous commissions had studied shared services and consolidation in Princeton; consolidation was decided as the right path.”
Goerner, who will serve as a volunteer board member, played a central role in promoting and planning the township’s merger with Princeton Borough, which became final on Jan. 1.
“I continue to speak and present on issues concerning municipal government efficiency and have made a concerted effort to make the successful consolidation of the Princetons a model for other towns in the state and the nation,” Goerner said in the release. “Courage to Connect New Jersey shares in the open-minded approach to improving the fiscal sustainability of local government through the full evaluation of consolidation.”