The theme “What My Municipal Government Does Best” seeks to advance the virtues of elected and volunteer members of the municipal government. Sayreville’s selection committee chose the essay written by Megan Corby to be our State-wide Semi-Finalist.
“It was a difficult choice for our committee,” stated Councilwoman Donna Roberts. “I am so impressed with how very involved our students already are in our community.”
Councilwoman Michele Maher said, “I am so proud of our students and our community regardless of who wins.”
Special mention to submissions by: Angel Quindes, Hamza Koroma, Matthew Corby, Oro-Oluwatoromo Ade-Festus, Edwin Morales, Jr., Khage Stephenson and John Gomolka.
The Scholarship Committee will select 15 finalists and 3 winners. The 15 finalists will each be awarded finalist certificates. The three winners will each be awarded $1,000.00 by their mayor at a hometown ceremony. Winners’ essays will also be featured in the New Jersey Municipalities magazine.
The Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition is for high school juniors and seniors planning to continue their education after high school. This scholarship aims to advance the virtues of elected and volunteer positions in municipal government while raising awareness of municipal government in general. This scholarship competition has been named in honor of Louis Bay 2nd who actively participated as a League Board Member and Past President for 60 years.
WHAT IS THE LEAGUE?
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 brainpower. The League is authorized by state statute and since 1915, has been serving local officials throughout the Garden State. All of New Jersey’s 564 municipalities are members of the League. The 564 mayors and 13,000 elected and appointed officials of member municipalities are entitled to all of the services and privileges of the League.