BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Township is proud to announce that we received the “Best Visual Media” award, statewide recognition for Township Communications, in the Annual Municipal Public Information Contest, sponsored by Rutgers Center for Government Services (CGS), the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, and the New Jersey Municipal Management Association.  

This contest highlights the use of successful and innovative techniques that increase a government’s ability to meet citizen needs and improve access to government services. The awards also provide incentive for municipalities to develop or enhance their public information programs in order to be able to offer more innovative, responsive, and personalized services to citizens. Awards were given for three classes of towns, based on population.  Berkeley Heights won for “Class B” towns, with populations between 5,000 and 20,000. The award was presented on November 19 at the Annual New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City.

 “The Township is proud to receive recognition for our communications,” said Mayor Angie Devanney.  “Improving communications to residents is a top priority for my administration, and this award acknowledges the vision, hard work and progress happening.  The Communications Committee, led by Pam Yoss working in partnership with Liza Viana, our Township Business Administrator, is doing an outstanding job of creating the building blocks the township needs to keep our residents, local businesses and visitors well-informed about our town government and provide accurate and timely information to residents via the newly launched Township website, monthly newsletter, and especially via their use of video – “Spotlight on Berkeley Heights” for warm, in-depth reviews of favorite town events, as well as the new, innovative and fun ‘Happening in the Heights’ weekly videos which caught the judges eye this year.”

Residents are encouraged to get connected to the Township by signing up for the Monthly Newsletter (www.BerkeleyHeights.gov/newsletter), watching our fun short and longer run videos and by following along on social media (via official pages on both Facebook @BerkeleyHeightsCommunicationsCommittee, @BerkeleyHeightsTwpNJ and on Instagram @BerkeleyHeightsgov) Full details about Township Communications and how to make sure you are connected to what’s going on in town can be found on the Township website, www.BerkeleyHeights.gov/Communications.