In the Spotlight
(Commioner Brian Haggerty )
Name: Brian Haggerty
Position: Commissioner of Public Affairs, Lyndhurst
How long in position: Commissioner Haggerty has held this position for seven years.
Past Experience: Though Commissioner Haggerty has no other experience aside from his current position, he was raised in a household of government service members.
Occupation: Vice President of NuLite Technologies
Family: Elaine (Mother), Paul (Father), Paul (Brother) and Maureen (Sister)
Personal and Professional Accomplishments: In 2005, Commissioner Haggerty worked as the Director of Public Works. Through this position, he reinstated the recycling and reduced the amount of garbage by 3000 tons. He increased the beautification program and focused on environmental issues. Further, he arranged the pick-up of electronics in order to reduce landfills. As Commissioner of Public Affairs, Haggerty started a shared services program to reduce overlap of usage of funds. He used the resulting savings to upgrade parks, recreation facilities and schools. He offered a series of educational awareness courses, as well as taught courses on etiquettes and manners to high school students and adults. Haggerty also increased health services in Lyndhurst. Though economic hardship has prevented the township from offering more services, Haggerty has been able to keep up with what Lyndhurst has already been offering.
What is important to you for your town/state/nationally? To Commissioner Haggerty, shared services is of utmost importance. As there is not enough money to go around, especially with the two percent hard cap, it has become increasingly difficult to come up with different services. Shared services would allow municipalities to save funds and find creative ways to offer services without spending money. Haggerty is also a dedicated environmentalist, who is working towards reducing energy costs for the township and School District.
Quote: "All politics is local. It all depends on how much we work together to keep a quality of life. The amount of property taxes we pay should reflect on our schools and public services and the township. It is my job to maintain quality of life and property value."
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