Sustainable Jersey and Valenti Honored at NJLM League Luncheon
Trenton, NJ (November 21, 2019) The NJ State League of Municipalities recognized the outstanding contributions to municipal government of Sustainable Jersey and Joseph Valenti at the Annual League Luncheon on Thursday, November 21. The event, which featured a keynote speech by Gov. Phil Murphy, brought local and state officials together to engage and celebrate the important contributors to the betterment of local government.
Since 2003, NJLM’s Executive Board and officers have honored individuals or organizations that have, over a period of time, made substantial contributions to the state of New Jersey through their Distinguished Public Service. This year, Sustainable Jersey is the recipient of the Outstanding Public Service Award, presented by then NJLM President Mayor Colleen Mahr of Fanwood. The award was accepted by Sustainable Jersey’s Executive Director Randall Solomon. Sustainable Jersey was founded with help of the NJLM Educational Foundation to provide tools, training, and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability programs. As Sustainable Jersey celebrates its 10th anniversary, 450 communities around New Jersey participate in its programs and initiatives.
Joseph Valenti, Chief, Bureau of Local Management Services, Division of Local Government Service (retired) was the recipient of the 2019 Public Sector Career Recognition Award presented by outgoing NJLM President Mayor Colleen Mahr of Fanwood. The NJLM Public Sector Career Recognition Award is presented to individuals who have devoted their professional lives to excellence in Local Government, providing municipal officials with assistance, innovations, and guidance. In addition to his work with DLGS, Valenti has been a frequent contributor to League publications and professional development seminars.