Loch Arbour Mayor Paul Fernicola to be Featured Speaker at Courage to Connect New Jersey’s Third-Annual Municipal Consolidation Seminar
Loch Arbour Mayor Paul Fernicola is to be a featured speaker at the third-annual municipal consolidation seminar, sponsored by Courage to Connect New Jersey, the non-profit, non-partisan statewide organization that highlights how merging towns into town clusters improves efficiency and savings.
The event, scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, will take place at Princeton University, at the heart of two communities that successfully consolidated on January 1. The event is from 8 a.m. to noon at Princeton University’s Robertson Hall, Prospect Avenue at Washington Road.
Fernicola will be participating in a bi-partisan panel discussion titled “Elected Officials Discuss their Experiences with Consolidation.” The mayor will join State Sen. Robert Gordon, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli and Hunterdon County Freeholder Rob Walton.
“I look forward to sharing my thoughts about the benefits of consolidating government,” Fernicola said. “There is no doubt that less government translates into move savings for our taxpayers. I am pleased that Courage to Connect New Jersey remains focused on this important issue, and hosts this annual event to keep consolidation as a key discussion point statewide.”
Fernicola has been helping to lead the charge to consolidate Loch Arbour with neighboring Allenhurst; both communities are now in formal talks.
Another important panel, titled “Princeton’s Historic Consolidators Share their Journey,” will feature Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert, Princeton Councilwoman Heather Howard, Princeton Administrator Robert W. Bruschi and CGR President & CEO Joseph Stefko.
Attendees will receive program materials and continental breakfast as part of a $35 fee. Register at www.CourageToConnectNJ.org.