PLAINFIELD, NJ — Are you ready to make an impact in your neighborhood?  Then the Plainfield Civic Trust organization is looking for you to join the team.

In partnership with the Citizens Campaign, the Civic Trust works with community stakeholders, members of the city council, and citizens to create a safe environment for all, and works towards No Blame Problem Solvingpdf.  Plainfield joins Trenton, Perth Amboy, and Newark as a Civic Trust chapter. 

The Civic Trust meets monthly in Plainfield at the United Presbyterian Church, 525 East Front St., at 6:30 p.m. The meeting includes a light dinner and meaningful conversation with other Trustees from around town.

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All citizens are welcome to join the Trust; however, Civic Trustees cannot hold any public office or run for office while participating. Trustees can be disqualified if they are a:

  • Candidate for or holder of an elected office 

  • Member of a City Council or School Board 
  • Chair of Zoning or Planning Board 
  • Chair of Redevelopment Authority, Parking Authority, Economic Development Authority, Housing Authority, Rent Control Board, and/or Utility Authority 

  • Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer or Spokesperson of a local political party 
  • Spokesperson or Public Information Officer for a candidate or elected official 
  • Chairperson or Treasurer of a campaign committee for candidates seeking/holding office 
  • City Department Head 
  • Local Union President 

The next meeting is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

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