UNION, NJ – Union’s Mayor Manuel Figueiredo will be one of the thousands of delegates gathering in Atlantic City this week for the League of Municipalities annual conference.  The New Jersey State League of Municipalities is a voluntary association created to help communities do a better job of self-government through pooling information, resources and brain power.  All 565 New Jersey municipalities are members of the League, which is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary.

When asked what he hopes to gain from his time at the Conference, Mayor Figueiredo said, “one of the focuses that I have as I plan out my classes and workshops at the League of Municipalities is on how to get the message out to our residents about all of the great events, projects and investments the Township of Union is involved in.”

The Conference bills itself as is an invaluable learning experience, where delegates have the opportunities to learn and ask questions at more than 100 panels, clinics, workshops and other sessions conducted by the League and 21 associations of technical and professional employees allied with it.  Commercial, government and association exhibits display the latest products and services for municipal government. 

“Additionally, I will be looking at how to encourage development in our Center, information pertaining to a Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, and updates on the latest legal issues affecting municipal government,” added Mayor Figueiredo.