The Network's 2nd Community Leadership Institute, was held on Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28 at the Trenton Marriott Downtown. The CLI, attended by over 100 city officials and community leaders from 17 municipalities across the state, brought together experts and practitioners to explore strategies, policies, and systems to help acquire and repurpose problem properties and incorporate them into thriving communities.
Attending this year's CLI were municipal officials and community developers from: Elizabeth, Newark, Jersey City, Millville, East Orange, Irvington, Camden, Perth Amboy, Paterson, Asbury Park, Bridgeton, Plainfield, Trenton, Orange, New Brunswick, Roselle and Hillside. Over the span of two days, participants took part in an agenda that included developing effective strategies for getting private owners to fix up their properties, taking control of neglected properties for redevelopment, creative funding options, creating better data tracking systems, and partnering with community members on neighborhood-specific strategies.
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Funding Sources to Help Restore Problem Properties & Rebuild Neighborhoods & Downtowns
Vacant Properties 101
Holding Owners Accountable I: Building a Strategic Code Enforcement System
Holding Owners Accountable II: The Nuts and Bolts of Using NJ's Legal Tools - Jersey City
Holding Owners Accountable II: The Nuts and Bolts of Using NJ's Legal Tool - City of Newark
Taking Control: Effective Property Acquisition Strategies
Being a Good Steward: Successfully Managing a Public Property Inventory - Ingham County Land Bank
Being a Good Steward: Successfully Managing a Public Property Inventory - New Kensington CDC
General Session: Reusing Properties to Build Stronger Communities
Fairmount Collaborative Proposal
Plenary Panel Presentation - Jennifer Leonard, Center for Community Progress
Plenary Panel Presentation - The Honorable Wayne Smith, mayor of the City of Irvington
Plenary Panel Presentation - The Honorable Mila Jasey, Assemblywoman 27th LD