May 18, 2018 — MONTCLAIR, NJ — NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, will host a community forum in Montclair on Thursday, May 24 at the United Way of Northern New Jersey as part of its 2018 In Your Neighborhood initiative about the impact of infrastructure on quality of life in Montclair. In Your Neighborhood is a powerful combination of news, special programming and community engagement events, NJTV uses its on-air and digital platforms and personnel to showcase some of the Garden State’s most dynamic places. NJTV’s first broadcast for 2018 was Montclair on May 3rd, during one of that town’s biggest events: the Montclair Film Festival.
For the Montclair community forum, NJTV News Correspondent Briana Vannozzi will host a panel discussion with local officials, housing and development experts, and social services organizations about the challenges of progress versus infrastructure in a growing township such as Montclair.
NJTV invites residents, thought leaders and stakeholders to assess what’s working and what needs improvement in areas such accessibility, roads, parking, public transportation, social services and housing and more for a successful quality of life into the future.
WHAT: NJTV’S IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Montclair Community Forum: Infrastructure and Quality of Life. The forum will include a panel discussion and Q&A.
WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 2018; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (program starts at 6:30p.m.). Free admission; Pre-registration recommended to guarantee a seat.
WHERE: United Way of Northern New Jersey, 60 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
Panel and experts-on hand (subject to change):
- Mayor Robert Jackson, Montclair Township
- Dr. Renee Baskerville, 4th Ward Councilwoman, Montclair Township
- Ann Lippel, Chair, Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, Montclair Township
- William Scott, Chair of the Montclair NAACP Housing Committee and Co-Chair of the Montclair Housing Commission
- Peter Keating, Chair, United Way of Northern New Jersey Community Board, Montclair
- Albert Pelham, Executive Director, Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation and President, Montclair NAACP