February 19, 2019, our guest was
Melanie Walter, Director
N.J. Division of Local Government Services

On her first visit with the mayors, Melanie Walter provided a run down of the services her division provides and some of the issues it faces. Among other things and perhaps with a bit more stress, she discussed shared services and how Local Government Services can help recommend and valuate options. For example, the division maintains an extensive database on local government expenditures. That makes it possible to compare your costs in specific areas with those of comparable municipalities. Another database offers information on shared services in the state. Local Government Services, she said, will do an analysis of any proposal to share services. In fact, she said, the division maintains a web portal to provide information and direction on shared services. You can access it here,


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. cir

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






Our Next Meeting

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Ocean County Mayors’ Association will hold a business meeting at the Grove Restaurant (formally Legend Restaurant) adjacent to the Howard Johnson Hotel located at 955 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, New Jersey. Registration begins at 8:30 AM. The guest speaker will be:

Kris Ohleth
Sr. Mgr. of Stakeholder Engagement
Ørsted North America

You are also welcome to bring guests. There is no fee for this sponsored event. LIMITED SEATING CAPACITY of 50. Kindly RSVP no later than Thursday, February 28, 2019 by calling (732) 644-0657 (voice or text), or by email at ocmayors@comcast.net (please indicate number of attendees, and names if possible).

I hope that you will be able to attend our Association monthly meeting. We look forward to seeing you!

-April Elley, Admin

Have a position to fill? Looking for equipment or expertise? Want to find a shared service? Have a service to share?

Find it all in the classifieds right here on the OCMayors web site.

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