PATERSON, NJ -The Citizens Campaign held a Paterson "Call to Service Summit," featuring Mayor Jeffery Jones, an event designed to give city residents 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.” 
  
"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 Citizens Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group based in Metuchen that works with local residents in towns around the state to help them get engaged in their community. The Citizens Campaign founded PatersonPress.com last year to improve the quality of information Paterson residents had about their community and local government.

The ‘Call to Service Summit’ focused 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.”