The City of Summit is the recipient of three awards at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities conference in Atlantic City this week.
The City of Summit achieved Sustainable Jersey certification at the silver level and was awarded a champion designation for scoring the most points in the Sustainable Jersey certification program in the medium population category. Summit has previously earned this distinction in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014. Sustainable Jersey provides tools, training and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability programs. Summit Mayor Nora Radest accepted the award for the municipality at the Sustainable Jersey awards luncheon on Tuesday, November 14.
Summit is the recipient of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities 2017 Innovation in Governance Award for its Ridesharing Technology as a Parking Solution project. The award recognizes an exemplary local government activity or project that exhibits creative and practical approaches to local problems and concerns. Summit’s groundbreaking program focuses on alleviating parking congestion in lots and garages near the New Jersey Transit Summit Train Station through use of ridesharing technology. It is the only program of its kind in the state of New Jersey. The award was presented to Mayor Radest and City Administrator Michael Rogers during the Mayors Box Luncheon on Wednesday, November 15.
The City of Summit received an award for Best Web/Social Media (Class C Municipality) in the 56th Annual Municipal Public Information Contest sponsored by the Rutgers Center for Government Services, New Jersey Municipal Management Association and New Jersey State League of Municipalities. Mayor Radest, Michael Rogers and Chief Communications Officer Amy Cairns accepted the award for the City of Summit.
For more information on the City of Summit and its programs, please visit cityofsummit.org.