The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) hosted its first “Commitment to Communities” Forum on June 27, 2019. The Forum was open and free to all businesses in New Jersey as well as to local government officials, other partner agencies and industry organizations. Over 350 representatives from construction, consulting, IT and related firms, as well as officials from counties and municipalities attended the half-day forum, held at the College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey.
The event featured presentations and panel discussions by NJDOT leadership including the Chief of Staff, Assistant Commissioners and Directors of the Department. In her welcome address, the Master of Ceremonies, Zenobia Fields, Director of Government & Community Relations spoke about NJDOT’s new mission and commitment to serving the needs of New Jersey communities, and the importance of transportation for economic development in the State of New Jersey.
The panelists and other senior NJDOT staff responded to several questions and concerns raised by the audience in the general Q&A session following all panel discussions. At the expo held in the lobby area of the Center, representatives from various Divisions had set up tables to meet attendees and have individual discussions, underscoring NJDOT’s new mission of openness and customer service as a top priority for everyone at NJDOT.