Hope Township Mayor Timothy C. McDonough can add another feather to his hat. One of the state’s longest-running mayors, McDonough has been elected the new president of the New Jersey League of Municipalities’ Education Foundation.
He previously has served as president for the NJLM.
“I am very proud to serve as the Foundation’s President,” said McDonough. “I am a big believer in education and ensuring that our children get the education they need to prepare them for their lives ahead.”
The Foundation is a non-profit with the purpose of conducting, encouraging, and supporting educational programs that will serve local government.
McDonough has used his role as mayor to implement several innovative programs at Hope Township School, including a tradition of celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday with students. This year he also asked for help from the school’s first graders to create a book about Hope.
A longtime supporter of the foundation, McDonough’s contributions were key to the successful launch and implementation of the NJLMEF’s Mayors Book Club and other efforts of the group.
In the mayoral office since 1991, he has worked in both the private and public sector for over 30 years. He is currently active in the United States and New Jersey Conferences of Mayors, is a member of the Executive Boards of the New Jersey League of Municipalities, and serves as Chairman of the State League of Municipalities’ Hometown Security Task Force.
“Mayor McDonough brings years of service and knowledge to his new role in the Education Foundation,” said Michael J. Darcy, CAE, NJLM Executive Director and the Educational Foundation’s Treasurer. “We look forward to his guidance and innovations as the group moves into the future while remembering our mission to provide timely research and a proactive approach to resolving the complex issues affecting New Jersey’s diverse communities.”
The New Jersey State League of Municipalities is a voluntary association created to help communities self-govern by pooling information resources and brain power.