Assembly Republican Press Release -
Assembly Republican Holly Schepisi is being honored with the League of Municipalities 2014 Annual Outstanding Woman in Government Award for her support of towns and their issues at the annual League of Municipalities Conference next week.
“Municipalities are the foundation of government,” said Schepisi, R-Bergen and Passaic. “Towns are usually the first place residents and businesses turn to when they have an issue. As someone who has worked in local and state government, I understand issues from different perspectives and am able to use that knowledge to better serve our constituents. I am truly honored to be recognized by the league which is an important advocate for towns and communities.”
As a legislator, Schepisi sponsored a bill that exempts property acquired by municipalities as part of a flood-prone property acquisition program from county, school, and fire district taxes. She also sponsored legislation which provides homeowners with a limited exemption from local land use restrictions when raising their house in order to meet new FEMA base flood elevation regulations. Both measures have been signed into law.
Schepisi and co-award recipient Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, D-Middlesex, are the first members of the Assembly to receive the league’s award recognizing government officials for their contributions to towns throughout the state.