NLC NJ is Recognized
NLC 2013 Chapter of the Year Continues to Shine
Each year, New Leaders Council holds a leadership retreat at which members of the NLC community from across America come together to review the year just passed, plan the year to come, and honor members of the NLC community that particularly stood out. At the NLC 2013 Leadership Retreat in Louisville, Kentucky this past August, the NLC Community recognized its New Jersey chapter as NLC Chapter of the Year for their tremendous success during the 2013 Institute.
Beyond NLC’s internal recognition, members of the incredible NLC New Jersey team have attracted state and national attention. Justin Braz (NJ Chapter Director) was named a “winner” by PolitickerNJ for his upcoming new role as Chief of Staff to Gary Schaer, NJ's incoming Budget Chair; Tyla Housman (NJ Institute Co-Director) was named a "winner" in Politifax for being drafted by The New Jersey Hospital Association to be its Deputy Director of Government Relations; Alise Roderer (NJ Institute Co-Director and National Curriculum Co-Director) was named a "winner" for her work during the 2013 NJ Elections by The Star Ledger.
More recently, Bill Moen, 2013 NLC NJ Fellow, has been named to run Sen. Corey Booker’s South Jersey Senate office as the Assistant Director of Constituent Services in charge of South Jersey; on a less political note, 2012 NLC NJ Fellow Emily Manz launched a campaign in response to Newark's ranking of the most unfriendly city in the world. This crowdsourced "rebuttal" received media attention from The Star Ledger and The Washington Times, and Emily presented at Tedx on the ways how each individual can make an impact and shape the perception of their community.
Along with being named chapter of the year in 2013, NLC NJ was also awarded Fundraiser of the Year and Alise Roderer was awarded the Adam Borelli Service Award.
You can read more on these stories here:
Justin Braz: http://www.politickernj.com/69601/winners-and-losers-week-nov-11th
Alise Roderer: http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/11/new_feature_winners_and_losers.html
Bill Moen: http://www.politickernj.com/70043/moen-named-run-bookers-south-jersey-senate-office
Emily's Tumblr campaign: http://themostunfriendlycityintheworld.tumblr.com/
Media in response to the campaign: http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2013/08/newarkers_take_offensive_in_response_to_unfriendly_survey.html
Emily's Tedx talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAMetXLm97c&feature=youtu.be
Learn more about the NLC New Jersey chapter by visiting the NLC NJ website: http://nj.newleaderscouncil.org/