Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Our guest was:
U.S. Representative Jon Runyan
New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District.



Representative Runyan brought the mayors up to date on a number of issues in what will probably be his last appearance before the mayors as a sitting congressman. He has announced that he will not run for re-election this year. On his first visit with the mayors in January of 2012, Jon said he was frustrated by partisanship and the failure of legislators to find common ground and build on it. He had a different, more upbeat message this time around. In recent months, he said, the House of Representatives seems to be overcoming partisan paralysis. Partisanship is still there, of course, but House members, he said, have been able to make progress on critical issues such as the budget. Still, some House members rather than working to resolve recurring issues, support short-term actions to make sure that the issues come up again and again, Jon said. Similarly, he noted, some of the outside groups that influence Congress fire up their fund-raising base by fueling controversy.

 

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

 

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,
February 11, 2014

Our guest will be:
Bill Dressel


Bill Dressel, Executive Director
New Jersey State League of Municipalities

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, February 11. Registration begins at 8:30 AM. You may bring guests. There is a $20.00 per person meeting fee. Payment receipts available upon request at sign in. Capacity is limited to 50. Kindly RSVP no later than Thursday, Feb. 6. Call April at 732-644-0657 or email ocmayors@comcast.net. Please indicate number of attendees, and names if possible