HAMILTON, NJ --  Incoming Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin has been selected as one of 25 newly elected mayors from across the country to prepare for his new role by participating in the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School’s Seminar on Transition for Newly Elected Mayors. The seminar takes place December 3-5.

“I am thrilled to join new mayors from across the country and participate in the Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly Elected Mayors to better prepare for the challenges required in making informed decisions and provide effective leadership for Hamilton and its citizens,” said Martin.  “I thank Harvard’s Institute of Politics for hosting this seminar and doing so at no cost to the taxpayers.”         

First-time mayors from cities with more that 75,000 residents are invited to participate in the three-day seminar.  It includes sessions ranging from transitioning to city hall to budgeting and finance to leading in times of crisis to and effective policing.  Sessions will be led by current and former mayors, prominent scholars and practitioners.

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Since the first convening in 1975, nearly 400 mayors have participated in the Institute’s biannual seminar including current presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, IN; Mayor Manny Diaz of Miami, FL; Mayor Annise Parker of Houston, TX; and Mayor Bill Peduto Pittsburgh, PA.

The Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School was founded in 1966 as a memorial to President John F. Kennedy. The Institute’s mission is to unite and engage students with academics, politicians, activists, and policymakers on a non-partisan basis to inspire them to consider careers in politics and public service. The Institute strives to promote greater understanding between the academic world and the world of politics and public affairs.

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