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The Annual New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference is held in Atlantic City on November 13, 14 & 15, 2018. Three Mason, Griffin & Pierson attorneys will be presenting at the conference.
Edwin Schmierer, Director with the firm and Assistant Counsel to the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, is on a panel for the seminar, “Inherently Beneficial, Inherently Problematic”. The seminar is scheduled for November 13 and is sponsored by New Jersey Planning Officials. For more information go to www.njpo.org.
Trishka Waterbury Cecil, of Counsel with the firm and past-President of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys (NJILGA), is a presenter at four seminars: “New Board Member Training” on November 13, “Elected Officials Primer: Ethics, OPMA, OPRA & Civility” on November 14, OPMA/Civility/Administration of Public Meetings” on November 15, and “2018 Municipal Law Update” on November 15. For more information go to www.njpo.org., or https://www.njslom.org/300/Conference.
Sharon Dragan, of Counsel with the firm and a Trustee with The New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys (NJILGA) is a presenter at the seminar “SADC/Agricultural Properties: Green Acres/Open Space Issues, ROSI Consequences” is scheduled for November 15 and is sponsored by the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys. For more information go to https://www.njilga.org/.
Priscilla will be supporting all areas of our practice, but particularly litigation and local government practice groups. Priscilla comes to MG&P from Ansell Grimm & Aaron PC where she concentrated her practice in Community Association Law and Litigation. Prior to joining Ansell, she handled insurance defense cases. Priscilla received a dual degree from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law.
It was great to see the girls running and the community cheering them on. The bi-annual 5K race is a celebration of the participants completing the Girls on the Run curriculum, a life-changing program for 3rd through 8th grade girls that focuses on self-confidence, healthy relationships and feeling good about themselves. MG&P has sponsored Girls on the Run of Central New Jersey for many years and are so pleased to be able to sponsor them again this Spring. Nicole M. Sciotto, Esq.
On June 23, 2022, Mason, Griffin & Pierson, PC, Director, Edwin W. Schmierer, Esq., moderated a panel discussion presented by Affordable Housing Professionals of New Jersey (AHPNJ) concerning the status of affordable housing delivery for the Third Round and preparation for the Fourth Round which commences July 1, 2025. Mr. Schmierer is the President of AHPNJ. The panelists included a representative from the Fair Share Housing Center, former Executive Director of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, the Chief of Multifamily Program for NJHMFA and a professional planner who has served as a Special Court Master in 40 plus municipalities for the implementation of Third Round Affordable Housing Plans. Mr. Schmierer chairs the firm's Government Practice Group which represents over 30 municipal governing bodies, land use board and affordable housing committees throughout the State of New Jersey.
On December 5, 2022, the MG&P team participating in an office lighting of luminaries to support the Communities of Light(tm). The Womanspace 21st Annual Communities of Light(tm) candles line the streets of central New Jersey - a powerful symbol of hope for men, women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in our community. Communities of Light raises awareness of the services available to help those victims in Mercer County. The luminaries help spread the important message that Peace Begins at Home. Womanspace, Inc. is a leading nonprofit agency in Mercer County, New Jersey, that provides a comprehensive array of services to individuals and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence and dedicated to improving the quality of life for adults and their families. Programs include crisis intervention, emergency shelter, counseling, court advocacy and housing services.