GR&PP 2018-01-29 Minutes
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS & PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
January 29, 2018
Ramsey Public Library
Attending: Riti Grover (Chair), Stephanie Bellucci (Cliffside Park), Jenifer May (Secaucus) and Darlene Swistock (BCCLS liaison).
Not Present: Anna Coats (Livingston)
Riti welcomed everyone and started the meeting at 11:00 am.
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – PRIOR MEETING
It was moved by Stephanie and seconded by Jenifer to accept the minutes from the prior meeting on October 27.
3. COMMITTEE EVENT IDEAS FOR 2018
ACTION: Riti will discuss possible dates, speakers and format with Kurt.
4. ADVOCACY TOOLKIT
Jenifer and Riti have accomplished a lot for their part of the toolkit. We hope toolkit can be used to support the 2 bills (Johnson Legislature and Construction Bond Act) that were passed in 2017 and early 2018. Since it is also a charge of the Trustee Development and Friends Committees, Riti will see what their plans are. Perhaps they could prepare Fact Sheets/important steps on how to advocate at the local levels or how Library Directors, Trustees and Friends can advocate.
ACTION: Review and tweak current advocacy toolkit by February 9 with the goal to present it at the Executive Board meeting on February 28.
5. DATE/PLACE FOR NEXT MEETING
February 14 – 10:00 am (BCCLS Office)
It was moved by Riti and seconded by Jenifer to adjourn the meeting at 12:59 pm.
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