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"When are we going to acknowledge as mature, reasonable adults that we have too long tolerated a municipal framework that represents the opposite of everything this century has learned about effective management, efficient control and economy of scale."

Alan J. Karcher,
Multiple Municipal Madness

Introduction – Local Officials

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Intro-Local Officials | Intro-Citizens | How to Use | Community Challenge | Authors | Letter
Overview | Six Steps | Sample Timeline | One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six
Woodbridge Model | What Woodbridge Can Afford? | How Much Does Small Cost?
Glossary | Common Questions | Historic First | A Century of Support

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)



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Princeton's new Mayor Liz Lempert addresses the community:

Mayor Liz Lempert Video (click image to watch on; video is below slideshow)

Princeton Township Mayor Chad Goerner featured on NJTV:

Executive Director of CtoCNJ Discusses Consolidation on NJTV:

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WMBC Introduces CtoCNJ:

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Fox News 29 in Cinnaminson:

CNBC in Woodbridge:

Gina's "Can NJ Connect?" video:

Abbott and Costello take a humorous look at what we don’t know about our own communities: