Monroe Township, N.J. — The Monroe Township Economic Development Committee, the Senior Commission, the Municipal Alliance, the Parks & Recreation Commission, and the Citizens’ Campaign are leading a Call to Service in Monroe Township to increase citizen participation in community and township service opportunities.
The Monroe Call to Service will kick-off on Wednesday, April 6th at the Free Public Library of Monroe Township with a free community forum about the appointments process and political leveraging techniques for getting appointed on a local Board, Commission, Agency, or Authority.
This effort is part of the Citizens’ Campaign’s statewide “Call to Service” public service initiative which recruits and empower citizens, with limited time, to have real influence in politics and government and to become the alternative to the politics of blame.
Monroe Township has 13 boards and commissions for residents to serve on, and which offer the opportunity for community leaders to have a substantial impact in local public policy. Attendees to this forum will get insider tips for seeking and gaining appointment, and learn about current service opportunities in Monroe Township.
Speaking at the forum will be Councilman Ron Garbowski to offer tips for residents interested in getting involved in Monroe.
Councilman Garbowski said, “Monroe Township Call to Service is about showing our residents how they can bring their talent, skill and leadership to the service of the community and be a part of the decision-making process.”
The forum will also feature remarks from members of the sponsoring boards and commission, to educate residents about what the boards do to improve Monroe Township and how residents can participate in the process.
Senior Commission Chairwoman Jeannette Remsen noted, “As a volunteer with Monroe Township, I’ve seen first-hand the impact one person can have in improving the community, I hope my neighbors and friends will join me in answering the call to service.”
The Monroe Call to Service free forum will be held on Wednesday, April 6th, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in the meeting room of the Free Public Library of Monroe Township, 713 Marsha Avenue, Williamstown, NJ, 08094.
The Citizens’ Campaign offers free training for residents on how they can answer the call to service, they are: 1) Serving on an appointed local board or commission; 2) Serving as a neighborhood-level party committeeperson; 3) Becoming a citizen legislator by devising a constructive common-interest proposal and presenting it to a relevant government body; and 4) Serving as a “Citizen Journalist” to report from the frontlines what is happening in Town Hall.
The Monroe Call to Service forum is free and open to the public, but space is limited. So if you are interested in attending please RSVP to Renee Koubiadis at 609-499-1860 or http://mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Citizens’ Campaign and its “Call to Service” initiative, visit www.JoinTheCampaign.com.