November 9, 2017

Trenton, NJ

League Statement on the Oliver Appointment

The League of Municipalities congratulates Lieutenant-Governor Elect Sheila Oliver, first, on her recent election to that post, and second, on her designation as our next Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs. And we commend Governor-Elect Murphy on making this appointment.

As Assembly Speaker, and throughout her tenure in the Assembly, she has shown her appreciation for the work done, and the challenges faced, by officials serving on the local level. She has always been open to discuss issues and concerns with local leaders, working through the League of Municipalities.

“We commend Governor-Elect Murphy for making this appointment,” said League President Mayor Albert Kelly of Bridgeton. “For as long as I have known her, she has always been willing to listen to the concerns of all of us, who work, every day, to better meet the needs of our fellow citizens. Those citizens are best served when all of their elected representatives cooperate to advance the general welfare. I promise Sheila that she can count on the League of Municipalities to work with her on many matters of mutual concern. And I know, from past experience, that we can count on her to consider our viewpoint on the many issues she will be asked to deal with at the Department of Community Affairs.  We offer our congratulations.”

 Contact: Michael Cerra, Assistant Executive Director at 609-695-3481 ext. 120 or mcerra@njslom.org

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