NJ State League of Municipalities Conference The Top Ten Rejected Sessions 2017

Some League sessions have a great deal of time, and energy put into their formation. Some, not so much.
Former governors sharing their thoughts on the legacy of Bridge-gate and Chris Christie. How to get community grants for your downtown. Assemblymen Jon Bramnick doing stand up comedy. 
These are all important sessions that are packed like a Bruce Springsteen concert at NJPAC or like the day the state reopened the beaches after Christie the closed Jersey Shore. However, some sessions were not so well attended.
So, these are the sessions that someone thought was a good idea at the time, but somehow did not make it into the League schedule in 2017. Maybe next year.
So, You Think You Can Govern?
Panel includes Peter Shapiro, Kim Guadagno, Doug Forrester, Brett Schundler and Barbara Buono sharing their advice on what they would have done had they won the keys to Drumthwacket.
Last Washington Standing!
Mayors of all the New Jersey towns, townships and boroughs named after the first president compete to see who will be able to keep the name. The winner will go on to compete nationally on the new reality show, “Washington Slept Where??”, starting in 2018 streaming on Facebook
Hey, Abbott!
Christine Costello (daughter of the famous Paterson born comedian) and the Lou Costello Statue from Paterson talk at length about Abbott districts in New Jersey and Bud Abbott, respectively. 
Let’s Spend the Night (and Day) Together: Did merging help your town cut municipal costs.
Panelists include mayors from the newly merged towns of Wayne-Newton; (Wayne & Newton), Ho-Ho-Ho (Hoboken & Ho-Ho-Kus); Brick-Wall (Brick and Wall) and Hil-Airy-Clinton (Hillsborough, Mount Airy & Clinton).
A Case Study of Towns:  
Metuchen, Hardwick, Long Branch, Eatontown, Bay Head, Fort Dix, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Mount Olive and Succasunna.
Do sexually suggestive town names help lower your property taxes? Students at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy spent the last year researching this very important issue, and report the results.  Clothing optional.
Reality Bites Back: Is your town ready for its own TV reality show?
From the Jersey Shore to Cake Boss to The Real Housewives of New Jersey to Jerseylicious, The Garden State is becoming an oasis for reality shows. Learn how the unique happenings in your town can be monetized on TV.
A Special Session on New Jersey Ethics: Historic Reenactments of NJ Most Corrupt Politicians.
Live Actors play Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague (pictured), Newark Mayor Hugh Addonizio, and special guest Boardwalk Empire’s Nucky Johnson in a rollicking and fun Q & A. 
The Smells of Garden State: From the Delaware River to the Elizabeth River.
New Jersey’s top polluting corporations bring smell samples for audience members to experience. Close your eyes and enjoy the pungent scents near Elizabeth on the NJ Turnpike or the sewage plants on the Delaware River in Camden.
Chanting 101: How to Lead a Chant at a Congressional Town Hall
With the New Jersey Resistance movement in full swing protesting at a moments notice at Congressional offices around the state on every issue from  taxes to Obamacare, this session includes experienced folks from the Working Families alliance to teach rhyming, call & response with a crowd and how to choose issues subject matter that rev up any crowd. 
Make New Jersey Great Again!
With the Trump presidency almost a year old, there are still many New Jerseyeans hiding under the bed in their parents basement. This workshop will teach coping techniques like group hugging, 
Mindfulness meditation, knitting, breathing exercises and spiritual drumming. 
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