METUCHEN—The Metuchen Borough Council recently adopted the Citizens’ Campaign model resolution creating a “Call to Service Summit,” an annual event to recruit and educate a new generation of civic leaders in the borough.
Metuchen is now the first municipality in Middlesex County to officially adopt the resolution and join the statewide “Jersey Call to Service,” a public service initiative to inspire citizens to participate in the leadership of their communities and reverse the tide of government waste and corruption.
Citizens’ Campaign member and Metuchen resident Grace Shackney said, “The Metuchen Call to Service Summit will provide an opportunity for residents to learn about the many opportunities for residents to improve the community and serve on a variety of boards and commissions.”
William Lovett, president of the Metuchen Edison Woodbridge YMCA said, “The YMCA is proud to co-sponsor the Metuchen Call to Service Summit and applauds the Borough for inviting more citizens to serve the community.”
Metuchen Mayor Tom Vahalla said, “Metuchen citizens have, time and time again, displayed their deep-rooted commitment to public service. The Call to Service Summit will be an opportunity to inspire the Borough’s newer residents with the same Metuchen public service spirit.”
The Call to Service Summit is scheduled for Saturday, March 20, from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Metuchen Borough Hall. The summit will feature Vahalla and members of the borough council, Lovett, and Harry Pozycki, chairman of the Citizens’ Campaign.
The Citizens’ Campaign is leading a Jersey Call to Service to shine a light on public service leadership opportunities, which while taking little time allow regular citizens to play a significant role in shaping the policies of their community.
At the Summit, Metuchen residents will have a chance to meet their elected officials, and learn about the leadership opportunities on Metuchen boards and commissions, such as the Emergency Management commission, the Cable TV & Technology Advisory Committee, the Board of Health, Recreation Commission, Cultural Arts Commission, Development Commission, Planning & Zoning Board, as well as other non-profit organizations serving the community.
The summit is free and open to the public. There is limited seating so attendees are asked to RSVP to Grace Shackney at 1-732-548-9798 x 6.
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