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Immigration in the First Suburbs - Thursday July 24, Noon
Our host:
Michael Wildes, Esq. - Mayor of Englewood, NJ  -  Chair of the Immigration Task Force of the New Jersey League of Municipalities - Member of
Govenor's Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on Immigrant Policy




Our free Virtual Brown Bag Lunches have been getting rave reviews from participants.  Join in our July 24 call by  registering today!

Immigration in the First Suburbs
New Jersey is a portal to the United States for many new Americans. Our first suburbs communities are today more diverse, but we know that managing change takes preparation and work. How can first suburbs communities best prepare to embrace the opportunities as new immigrants become residents?
With Mayor Michael Wildes, Englewood

JULY 24, 12 PM

Register Online or call 973.821.4198

The goal of the Virtual Brown Bag Lunch is to keep elected officials, town managers and administrators, and other leaders from NJ's first suburbs current on state policy matters and abreast of opportunities and partnerships that will benefit our communities.  Understanding that most Garden State mayors have busy schedules, these calls are conveniently scheduled during a one-hour period mid-day.  Take the call from your office desk, home phone or even cell phone!

To make the discussions the best they can be, OPEN has asked knowledeable organizations, thinkers  advocates and leaders to host discussions on topics germane to the first suburbs. Each session will feature a presentation by a guest and also time for open discussion. The guest will provide information, resources and steps a community might take to address an issue or seize an opportunity. Our partners live in first suburbs, value them, and are truly stong allies for their counterparts in neighboring towns.

The conference calls are open to any first suburbs mayors, council members, business administrators, planners, or other community leaders.

Please invite a colleague from a neighboring first suburb community to the next call!


Call, email or register online today:

(973) 821 4198or

Register Online


Pre Registration is required to ensure that you receive the call-in number to connect to the conference call.

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Calls are hosted by Fund for an OPEN Society through a free* conference call

*regular long-distance charges may apply


Future Brown Bag Call Topics include:


  • Staying Green in the first suburbs -- August 14
  • Mapping and Marketing Assets 
  • Leadership in a Diverse Community
  • Transportation and Congestion
  • Master Plans and Community Goals  
  • Foreclosures and Stable Communities


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Fund for an OPEN Society is a non-profit dedicated to supporting stably, integrated communities. Serving as staff to the NJ 1st Suburbs Network , we raise the issues of the first suburb towns where nearly half of New Jersey resides. We facilitate a united voice for our communities and work cooperatively with other stake holders who want to see the first suburbs thrive.

Members of the NJ 1st Suburbs Network are proactive about issues that threaten their stability and interested in opportunities to improve the lives of their residents. Members have access to OPEN's toolkit to address local needs, such as asset mapping, leadership training and direct consulting.


Fund for an OPEN Society

515 Valley Street, Suite 170 Maplewood , NJ 07040

975 Woods Road Southampton , PA 18966

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973-821-4198 (NJ)  215-546-0511(PA)  763-566-4332 (MN)  973-313-9712 fax 




Paid for by Friends of Michael J. Wildes For Mayor, Assemblyman Arnold Brown, Treasurer

250 Allison Court, Englewood, NJ 07631