Citizen Legislator Successes
Toms River, NJ
Hear how Frank's group saved their school district over $1M and counting, and how The Citizens Campaign guided him towards success!
Tamra took part in a proposal that once adopted, saved her City over $4,000,000! Hear how the Citizen Legislator class got her started:
Toms River, NJ
Hear from Dennis as he embarks on his journey with Frank Kenny, which is ultimately saving their school district $1M.
Erika said she wanted to take a more active role in creating a "positive" change for Newark. Building upon our "no-blame" approach to best practice problem solving, Erika brought two proposals before the City Council to reform the contracting process for redevelopment contracts and insurance brokers. After being a constant advocate for reform at City Council meetings and lobbying Council members for months on end, both of her proposals were successfully adopted in New Jersey’s largest city. Erika also co-facilitates a group of citizens who are in the process of re-invigorating their boards and commissions in Hillside, Irvington, and Newark. “In order to bring about a change in your community you just have to be willing to stand up for what's right, make time to be a part of the process and learn. I am proud to say that I am a part of the change that The Citizens Campaign is bringing to New Jersey.”
New Brunswick, NJ
Lisanne is leading the charge to ensure people not only have enough food to eat, but that they also have access to healthy food and the tools to feed themselves. With the assistance of The Citizens Campaign, Lisanne brought together key stakeholders, local government leaders & residents to launch the New Brunswick Community Food Alliance (NBCFA). The NBCFA educates, shapes public policy, and works on strengthening New Brunswick’s local food system to ensure all have access to healthy, good food.
Paterson resident Jesse McCaskill is in the insurance business. He read about our "ready to adopt" law on "best price" insurance purchasing reform in the newspaper. He attended our Paterson Cost Cutting forum, and liked what he heard about how this model law had been adopted by school districts in Cherry Hill, Perth Amboy and Toms River to bring savings of over $10 million. He helped introduce the proposal to the Paterson City Council, together with fellow Paterson resident Mark Lazarus, and followed up many times, even meeting with the finance committee. The Paterson City Council adopt the law on Aug 23rd, 2011.