Our Guest in March
Ocean County Freeholder Joseph Vicari spoke to the
mayors on Tuesday, March 24, about the 2010 U.S. census. Many Ocean
County programs depend on federal contributions linked to U.S. Census
numbers, he said. Those programs include aid to seniors, some of whom rely
on the county for food assistance and other needs. Vicari explained that the
census counts every person who lives in the county; it does not matter if
people are registered voters or even if they are in the United States
legally. Information gathered in the census cannot be used for law
enforcement purposes, Vicari explained. Past census undercounts have harmed
Ocean County and New Jersey, he said, reducing federal funds coming to
various state and county programs. Without an accurate count in 2010, he
said, New Jersey could lose one of its 13 congressional seats with
unfortunate consequences for the people of the state and county. Vicari
asked the mayors to encourage local cooperation with census takers.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the census is a count of everyone
living in the United States every 10 years and is mandated by the U.S.
Constitution. The information is used to distribute Congressional seats to
states, make decisions about what community services to provide, and
distribute $300 billion in federal funds. People should be counted where
they live and sleep most of the year. The questionnaire takes less than 10
minutes to complete, and participation is required by law. At the same time,
federal law protects personal information shared during the census.
Also at the March meeting, the association
unanimously passed a resolution
proclaiming April as Autism Awareness Month.
The Association will hold a business meeting at the
Holiday Inn on Rt 72 in Manahawkin on Monday, April 20, 2009. Registration begins at 8:30 AM. You
may bring guests. There is a $15.00 per person meeting fee. Payment
receipts available upon request at sign in. Capacity is limited.
Kindly RSVP to April at 732-644-0657 or Administrator@ocmayors.com
(please indicate number of attendees, and names if possible).
Save the Date for our 18th Annual
Scholarship Golf Outing!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Ocean County Mayors site by
Monday, April 20, 2009
Rep. John Adler, 3rd Congressional District. This
meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, Route 72, Manahawkin.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Mark N. Mauriello, Commissioner, New
Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
June 4, 2009
State Senator Chris Connors from New
Jersey's 9th Legislative District.
Ocean County Mayors' Association Found Tax
Exempt By IRS. Donations Are Deductible. Documentation of this determination
and related financial disclosure documents are available for public