BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield is joining the New Jersey League of Municipalities and numerous towns in celebrating Local Government Week.
Because local government is the
government closest to most citizens, and the one with the most direct daily
impact upon its residents, it is important that residents understand how their
local government operates, the services it provides, and the importance of
their active involvement.
All week long, a display will be up
inside the first floor of the municipal building with pictures of Bloomfield’s
Fire Department, Police Department, public parks, and the municipal building
throughout the years since Bloomfield was incorporated as township in 1900.
This exhibit will showcase how the township has evolved over time. Town hall
will be open during normal business hours, and residents are invited to visit
this display, as well learn about the services every municipal department
“We have over 300 employees in the Township of Bloomfield who are directly responsible for keeping our town growing in a fiscally responsible direction, with excellent public safety resources and recreation opportunities for residents of all ages. Without the services all the departments provide we would not be able to serve a municipality of almost 50,000 residents,” said Mayor Michael Venezia.
“Local government shapes quality of life in more ways than state and federal
government, and our quality of life in Bloomfield is very high because of the
township’s great personnel.”
Local Government Week is celebrated
Sunday April 7 through Saturday April 13 by the New Jersey League of
Municipalities to engage citizens while celebrating the work of local government.
Bloomfield will wrap up the week by hosting a Government Beautification
Planting Day at the Library courtyard at 90 Broad St. on Saturday April 13th from 8:00-11:00am. All volunteers are welcome.