Municipal Consolidation Workshop

Courage to Connect NJ hosted a statewide workshop March 28 for residents and local officials to learn how to start the municipal consolidation process in their towns. Watch the videos of each panel to learn about the steps to consolidation outlined in our Guidebook and share the successes and lessons learned throughout the state.


Workshop Segments


Welcome & Introduction to Municipal Consolidation

  • Gina Genovese, Executive Dir. Courage to Connect NJ
  • Andrew Bruck, Esq, Research Dir. Courage to Connect NJ
  • Thomas Neff, Director of Division of Local Government Services (22:40)


Merchantville Citizens and the Petition Process Panel

  • Anthony Perno, Merchantville Councilman & Commissioner
  • Bob Stocker, Citizen co-chair of Merchantville Connecting for the Future
  • Greg LaVardera, Citizen co-chair of Merchantville Connecting for the Future
  • Andrew Bruck, Esq, Research Dir. Courage to Connect NJ


Princeton Consolidation Study Commission
Successes and Lessons Learned Panel

  • Anton Lahnston, Commission Chair from Princeton Borough and Moderator
  • Chad Goerner, Princeton Township Mayor & Commissioner
  • Bernie Miller, Princeton Township Committeeman & Commissioner
  • Alice Small, Commissioner and Community Engagement Subcommittee member
  • Liz Lempert, Township Deputy Mayor & Unite Princeton Campaign member

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