New Jersey Urban Mayors' Association
The John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy provides support for the New Jersey Urban Mayors’ Association on a wide range of issues, including providing municipal leaders with new ideas, critical insights and essential analysis of issues and opportunities facing New Jersey’s cities and urban municipalities.
By conducting surveys, analyzing legislation and regulations, developing testimony, sponsoring conferences and coordinating other policy initiatives, The Institute has helped urban mayors become more proactive in their participation in public policy.
Currently the core work of the John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy for the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association is the development of an urban-focused Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for North-Central New Jersey.
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