Municipal Clerks’ Association of New Jersey Inc.
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

MARCH 16 TO MARCH 18, 2021

New Paths to Successful Leadership

TUESDAY MARCH 16, 2021

9:00am – 10:00am LEGISLATING IN THE AGE OF COVID
Lori Buckelew, Assistant Executive Director/Dir. of Gov't Affairs, NJ League of Municipalities

In this review of recently enacted laws and pending bills in the legislature, this session will
cover topics that are of interest to local government officials in a wide range of areas
including records, finance, elections and more.

1 Contact Hour Approved for:
   RMC (Professional Dev); CMFO/CCFO (Office Mgmt & Ancillary);
   CTC (General/Secondary); CPWM (Mgmt); QPA (Office Admin/General Duties);
   CMC or MMC (1 hour)
   
10:00am - 11:00am Break
   
11:00am - 12:00pm HOW TO SAY IT IN MINUTES
Diane Pflugfelder, Municipal Clerk, Township of Liberty

This session, prepared by Connie M. Deford, Professional Registered Parliamentarian will
acquaint you with the definition of Minutes, explain their purpose, provide tips and how to
document and understand Parliamentary actions that transpire during your meetings.

1 Contact Hour Approved for:
   RMC (Records); CMC (1 hour)

   
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
   
1:00pm - 2:00pm FISCAL FITNESS AND OTHER EXERCISES
Melanie Walters, Director of NJ Division of Local Government Services
Cynthia Lindsay, CMFO/QPA, Hamilton Township (Altantic County)
Gerald Stankiewicz, CPA, Samuel Klein & Company

Like many other government agencies, DLGS and the Local Finance Board have had to
make changes in the way they do business during the wake of COVID. Those changes to
rules and regulations trickle down to municipalities and new responsibilities are required
to be learned by municipal clerks and CFOs. Representatives from DCA will be explaining
changes to laws and procedures you need to know to do your job correctly such as with
the Audit, Shared Services, and the FAST computer system. Bring your questions!

1 Contact Hour Approved for:
   RMC (Finance); CMFO/CCFO (Accounting); CTC (General/Secondary); CPWM (Mgmt);
   QPA (Office Admin/General Duties); CMC or MMC (1hour)
   
2:00pm - 3:00pm Break
   
3:00pm - 4:00pm RECORDS SECURITY IN THE VIRTUAL WORLD
Elizabeth Hartmann, NJ DORES, Records Management Services
Karen Perry, NJ DORES, Records Management Services

With electronic meetings taking place in all municipalities over the past year, and most
records becoming paperless, sometimes our records retention and security practices are
lagging behind the virtual times. Each municipality is required by law to maintain their
records in an appropriate fashion, but there haven’t been classes to take on records lately.
Problem solved...In this session, you will learn new best practices and rules to handle your
electronic records to make sure you are keeping up with your modern office.

1 Contact Hour Approved for:
   RMC (Info Tech); CMFO/CCFO (Office Mgmt & Ancillary); CMC or MMC (1 hour)
   

WEDNESDAY MARCH 17, 2021

 
9:00am - 10:00 am REGISTRAR'S HODGE PODGE
Vincent Caffarello, NJ Department of Health, Vital Statistics & Registry
Tiffany Drennon, NJ Department of Health, Vital Statistics & Registry

COVID-19 seems to have affected everything in our world.  Birth, Marriage, and Death
records are no exception. Leaders from the NJ Department of Health, Vital Statistics and
Registry will explain what changes have occurred in the laws as a result of the pandemic,
and what new technologies are arising for vital records. Real Q&A questions will be reviewed.
While this is a great refresher course for Registrars, the information is pertinent for anyone
who may deal with records.

1 Contact Hour Approved for:
   1 RMC (Records); CMFO/CCFO (Office Mgmt & Ancillary); CTC (Legislation);
   CPWM (Govt); QPA (Office Admin/General Duties);
   CMR (1 Registrar); CMC or MMC (1 hour)
   
10:00am - 11:00am Break
   
11:00am - 12:00pm I DIDN'T KNOW... IS NO EXCUSE
Tom Prol, Esq. MCANJ Legal Counsel

Municipal clerks & staff encounter difficult & challenging situations on a daily basis,
even more so in these troubled times. It's important that they know and understand
the rules & guidelines that are in place to govern their actions and help them do their
jobs efficiently, effectively and ethically.

1 Contact Hour Approved for Ethics:
   RMC; CMFO/CCFO; CTC; CPWM; QPA; CMC or MMC (1 hour)
   
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
   
1:00pm - 2:00pm I KNOW IT'S A DUMB QUESTION, BUT...
Kim Marie White, MCANJ 1st Vice President and Municipal Clerk, Eastampton Township

Using the Mentimeter software from your cell phone, participants will try to answer
questions about general day to day duties including real-life scenarios involving finance,
elections, and miscellaneous office routines. This course is a great review of information
that you don’t see too often for both the beginner and experienced clerks. Come test
your knowledge and learn something new in the process in this fun, interactive session!

1 Contact Hour Approved for:
   RMC (Prof. Dev.); CMFO/CCFO (Office Mgmt & Ancillary); CTC (General/Secondary);
   CPWM (Mgmt); QPA (Office Admin/General Duties); CMC or MCC (1 hour)
   
2:00pm - 3:00pm Break
   
3:00pm - 4:00pm ELECTIONS: THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH!
Mary Melfi, Hunterdon County Clerk
Joanne Rajoppi, Union County Clerk

One thing is for certain, everyone has had to adapt to major changes in the elections
process as a result of Covid-19.  This course will review what was learned during the
pandemic and what permanent differences that clerks will see in elections going forward.
Procedures for the Primary and General Electionsin 2021 that affect all clerks will be discussed.

1 Contact Hour Approved for:
   RMC (Elections)
   

THURSDAY MARCH 18, 2021

 
   
9:00am - 10:00am THERE'S PLENTY TO CHEER!
Jillian Mahoney, Deputy Attorney General, Counsel to Director's Office, NJ Div. of ABC
Kelly Troilo, Acting Bureau Chief, Licensing
Tia Johnson, Executive Assistant, Licensing Bureau, Retail

Drinking in public at the boardwalk in Atlantic City? Drinking in parking lots of restaurants?
Drinking in public parks? My, how our world has changed this past year. Leaders from the
Division of ABC will be presenting on the myriad of changes to ABC laws that occurred over
the past year and how Municipal Clerks are to handle alcoholic beverage applications in a
virtual world going forward.

1 Contact Hour Approved for:
   RMC (Licensing)
   
10:00am - 11:00am Break
   
11:00am - 12:00pm HOT WATER IN THE WORKPLACE
Carlos Bellido, NJ CIvil Rights Commission

This is not your same-old boring ethics class. We all know the gist of the New Jersey ethics
laws, or do we? This course will review real court cases of unethical behavior and what the
courts are deciding in recent times. Get your notepad ready, because you will learn something
new that you may never have thought of before.

1 Contact Hour Approved for Ethics:
   RMC; CMFO/CCFO; CTC; CPWM; QPA
   
12:00pm - 1:00pm Break
   
1:00pm - 2:00pm LAST CLERK STANDING - LICENSING 
Kim Macellaro, Municipal Clerk, Ewing Township
Laurie Gompf, Municipal Clerk, Hopewell Township

A Mentimeter presentation all about licensing will be conducted in a game format.
Participants will have to guess the answers to licensing questions and the instructors
will explain the correct answer.

Topics will include:  Dog licensing, taxis, solicitors/peddlers /hawkers, raffles, bingos,
other legalized games of chance and more.

This is a great overview of licensing and gives information which clerks may have
forgotten or weren’t aware of. The newest licensing laws are included in the presentation.

1 Contact Hour Approved for:
   RMC (Licensing)
   
 

The MCANJ GIVEAWAY FOR 5 REGISTRATIONS FOR THE
2022 ANNUAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Has Been Postponed Until the Annual Meeting in June

Must be present to win!
CEUS HAVE BEEN Approved FOR RMC/CMC/MMC/CMR/CTC/CMFO/CCFO/CPWM/QPA

 

Enrollment Fees for the 2021 MCANJ
Virtual Conference
MCANJ Member Rate Non Member Rate
$125 $175

Registration must be done online and payment received no later than
February 26, 2021.

After you register, you will receive links to sign up for each individual class you want to take.

Class Confirmations will be emailed to you 3 days prior to the start of the conference.