FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 5, 2018

Web Portal Is a One-Stop Shop for Municipalities and Counties

TRENTON, NJ – To further promote shared services throughout the state, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced the launch of a new web portal, This website provides information about upcoming events, reference materials, and useful links to assist municipalities and counties considering ways to offer essential services and improved service delivery at a reduced cost. 

“Our administration is committed to reducing costs for towns and municipalities by promoting shared services,” said Governor Phil Murphy.  “To further our commitment, the Department of Community Affairs has launched a new web portal that will serve as a resource for New Jersey community leaders, providing them with useful information and allowing them to connect with shared service czars Mayor Nicolas W. Platt and Mayor Jordan Glatt.”

In early May, Governor Murphy named Nicolas W. Platt and Jordan Glatt as the shared services “czars” to lead the shared services effort throughout the state. Their selection was based on their extensive business experience and their knowledge of municipal government having previously served as the mayors of Harding Township and Summit, respectively.

“The new shared services portal will link municipalities in New Jersey to available resources for sharing and streamlining services between our 565 towns,” said Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, Commissioner of DCA.  “DCA is committed to working with New Jersey municipalities to find ways to save their taxpayers’ dollars through shared services.”

The portal helps municipalities and counties easily connect with the czars on potential shared services projects. A survey allows interested parties to submit information on potential and existing projects, including project background, the primary goal of the project, and the type of assistance needed.

Useful resource material is also provided, including links to municipal consolidation laws, best practices, and reference guides on joint service delivery, joint feasibility studies, and shared service agreements written by DCA’s Division of Local Government Services.

Established in 1967, DCA offers a wide range of programs and services that respond to issues of public concern including affordable housing production, fire and building safety, community planning and development, local government management and finance, and disaster recovery.

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Tammori Petty
Lisa Ryan
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