Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Jon Larson, President
Ocean County College

 

  
Dr. Larson spoke about the challenge of student debt and thanked the mayors for their scholarship program. Scholarships, he said, are increasingly important for many students. He also pointed out that while the cost of higher education has risen sharply, it is still possible to study for two years at Ocean County College, then two years at Kean University, and receive a degree for a tuition total of approximately $30,000 -- far less than at many schools.


Sandy Broughton, executive director of the Ocean County College Foundation thanked the mayors for their $5,000 gift (see below) and urged continued community support for the foundation's work.


Stan Hales, program director for the Barnegat Bay Partnership briefed the mayors on the state of the bay, noting that unexplained instances of flooding are being looked into and that ocean water temperatures on the continental shelf are higher than in the past. Nevertheless he expects a good summer season on the bay. The Barnegat Bay Partnership, he said, lost 15% of its federal funding in the Sequester.


From left to right, OC Mayors' Association Treasurer Art Petracco; , Vice President Vincent Barella; South Toms River Mayor Joseph Champagne; Mayors' Association President Steve Acropolis; Sandy Broughton, Dr. Larson, and Mayors' Association Secretary William Curtis.

The Ocean County Mayors' Association has been found tax exempt by the IRS. Donations are deductible. Documentation of this determination and related financial disclosure documents are available for public examination. The Ocean County Mayors' Association has been found tax exempt by the IRS. Donations are deductible. Documentation of this determination and related financial disclosure documents are available for public examination.

 

Our Next Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013

Our guest will be:
Benjamin Spinelli, Sr. Advisor
President Obama's Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force

The Association will hold a business meeting at the Legend Restaurant adjacent to the Howard Johnson Hotel at 955 Hooper Ave., Toms River, on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. 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 to 50. Kindly RSVP no later than noon on Thursday, September 12. Call April at 732-644-0657 or email   ocmayors@comcast.net. Please indicate number of attendees, and names if possible.

and
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
Our guest will be:
Michael Angelo Forcella
Director, Recovery NJ Talent Network Grant, Mgr. of Business Engagement at Ocean County College

As Director of NJ Talent Network Grant, Forcella leads a statewide effort to identify resources for displaced businesses including displaced jobseekers with emphasis in the communities affected by Super Storm Sandy.

Note: When circumstances make it necessary, guest speakers are subject to change without notice.