Thirty-three county government administrators and managers from 12 New Jersey counties comprised the first cohort to earn certificates this month in a new professional development program launched by Rutgers’ Center for Government Services (CGS).
The program is offered in partnership with the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), and consists of two days of classes caught by experienced government professionals. Sessions focus on public procurement, labor relations, county fiscal affairs and ethics.
The certificates were presented by Alan Zalkind, director of CGS, and John Donnadio, executive director of NJAC, at CGS’ headquarters in New Brunswick.
Participants in the first cohort represented a variety of administrative areas in county governments throughout New Jersey, and included county administrators and deputy administrators, treasurers, purchasing agents, comptrollers, business administrators and human resources administrators, as well as individuals in public works, and public health and safety.