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Monday, March 30, 2015

City issues first-ever complete directory of services

 


Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp is to be congratulated for delivering the city's first-ever directory of services.

This is a project close to my heart, as we began to gather the information during the administration of the late Mayor Al McWilliams, when I worked with Pepsi Charles and a collective of service provider volunteers to begin to gather this sort of information.

The 64-page directory is grouped in eighteen sections, ranging from education, cildren's and youth services to arts, economic empowerment and housing.

Whatever you are looking for in Plainfield services, this is now the go-to source.

The booklet was prepared by Jensine Wright, a Rutgers intern in the School of Public Affairs and Administration. Congratulations go to Deputy City Administrator for Economic Development Carlos Sanchez and his team: Elaine Dunn-Brown, Donna Morris and Jeanette Aparicio who all worked so hard to deliver the project.

The booklet also contains complete phone and email listings for city government, a listing of Council members and a street map of Plainfield as the centerfold (you will need a magnfying glass, though).

This is a great resource and is being made available in Spanish as well as English. Though it is available online (see here), I recommend picking up a printed copy at City Hall as the online layout replicates a printer's requirements and cannot be easily navigated onscreen. However, if you have the paper and patience, you can print it out and make your own booklet.



  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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