The Citizens Campaign and St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center are pleased to announce a Paterson ‘Call to Service Summit’ featuring Mayor Jeffery Jones on Friday, June 17th at 6:00pm at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. The ‘Call to Service Summit’ will give Paterson citizens tips and tools for getting results in their community.

This effort is part of The Citizens Campaign’s ‘Call to Service’, a statewide initiative to inspire citizens to take an active leadership role in their community.    

It is our honor for St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center to host the Paterson ‘Call to Service Summit’,” said William A. McDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. “The ‘Call to Service’ will give our City’s residents the information they need to constructively participate in Paterson’s government.”

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"The Paterson ‘Call to Service’ is a call to residents to the service of the City,” said Mayor Jeffery Jones. “To move Paterson forward we must cultivate a larger network of community leaders – people who want to make our community a better place to live and work -- and encourage them to take the first step in bringing their leadership to the service of the City." 

The Summit will be held Friday, June 17th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Auditorium, 703 Main Street, Paterson, NJ. It is free and open to the public.  To reserve your seat, contact Charlie Kratovil at (732) 548-9798 x.7.  The ‘Call to Service Summit’ will focus primarily on five identified Paths to Service, they are:  1) Serving on an appointed board or commission; 2) Becoming a citizen legislator by devising a constructive common-interest proposal and presenting it to a relevant government body; 3) Serving as a neighborhood-level party committeeperson; and 4) Becoming a “citizen journalist” to help spread the word on important government news, and 5) Being a “Political Navigator.”