Introduction – Local Officials
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For more than 40 years, New Jersey’s elected officials have been talking about the need to consolidate our 566 municipalities. And, over those 40 years, local governments have asked the state to pay millions of dollars for studies that have never been implemented. Since 1977, we have progressively added legislation to open the way for consolidating our redundant local structure.
During these four decades, no one has reached out to the public to educate, answer questions and address their fears. Courage to Connect NJ was created to perform this outreach and assist local officials in building grassroots political support. We have made public presentations in dozens of communities around the state, sponsored by residents and elected officials on the municipal and county levels. We are steadily building a network of concerned residents and officials who want to work together to make stronger communities and a sustainable state.
Courage to Connect NJ is a trusted non-partisan resource for local officials who want to sponsor community presentations or who want to launch a multi-town consolidation study. Will your town make history by being a part of the CTC-NJ Community Challenge? (See page 6)