GR&PP 2018-01-29 Minutes


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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)  

 

1.  WELCOME

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)

 

6.  ADJOURNMENT

It was moved by Riti and seconded by Jenifer to adjourn the meeting at 12:59 pm.

 

dms:  1/30/18

 



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Created On: Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 6:25 PM
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