County Cultural and Heritage Commission to Host Workshop for Historic Groups on Governance and Board Standards

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission is inviting board members and directors of local historic groups to a Best Practices workshop with a Nonprofit Board & Governance Coach, Brian Crockett.

This special workshop will be presented in collaboration with the New Jersey Historic Trust and is scheduled to run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. It will take place at Crabiel Hall on the Middlesex County College campus at 2600 Woodbridge Ave. in Edison.

The workshop is designed for board members and directors who will learn about enhancing basic governance skills and become familiar with several assessment and standards programs. This three-part workshop will cover board roles and responsibilities and outline the Standards and Excellence Program (StEPs), a voluntary assessment program for small and mid-sized organizations developed by the American Association for State and Local History. The workshop will provide an opportunity for peers to share and learn from each other in an open discussion with Mr. Crockett.

“I commend the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission for offering such a diverse array of programming.” said Freeholder Charles E. Tomaro, chair of the County’s Business Development and Education Committee. “Beyond hosting cultural and recreational events, the Commission also provides relevant and informative educational programs.”

Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios said: “Middlesex County is committed to offering quality educational programs to all our residents. This program illustrates our outreach efforts.”

Registration is required. A $15 workshop fee is payable by check or money order only and must be received no later than Nov. 25. Please make checks payable to: County of Middlesex/Cultural and Heritage and send or hand deliver to the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, 703 Jersey Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

For information and to register for this program, call 732-745-4489.

Persons with hearing disabilities may dial 732-745-3888 (TTY users only) or 711, the New Jersey Relay Service. Middlesex County College is a fully accessible site. An Assistive Listening System will be in use during the program. An American Sign Language interpreter can be provided without charge with a prior request.

This program is funded by The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey Historic Trust.

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