Joint Base Commander Col. Richardson to Speak Oct 13 Ocean and Monmouth County ELC Meeting

Posted on September 18, 2017 By

Colonel Neil Richardson, Commander of Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst (JB MDL) and 87th Air Base Wing, will speak at a joint meeting of the Monmouth and Ocean County ELC, (Employer Legislative Committee) meeting and breakfast on Friday, October 13, 2017, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 815 Route 37 West, Toms River, N.J.

Colonel Richardson provides installation support to more than 80 mission partners on JB MDL, the Defense Department’s only tri-service joint base. He is also responsible for providing mission ready expeditionary airmen and sailors to combatant commanders in support of joint and coalition operations.

Since 2009, JB MDL has served as the nation’s only tri-service joint base, made up of Air Force, Army and Navy operations. The Joint Base, with 42,000 acres of property, is the second largest employer in the State of New Jersey, providing nearly $7 billion of positive economic impact into the region. More than 70 community leaders serve as Honorary Commanders to the base.

ELC meetings, open to the public, are designed to inform the business community about important legislation, provide face-to-face opportunities with key government officials, and encourage dialogue between business and government.

The registration fee, including a buffet breakfast, is $20.00. R.S.V.P. to mpangelini@ or call 908-309-5395. Pay at the door or mail checks, payable to Ocean ELC, to Mary Pat Angelini, P.O. Box 517, Oakhurst, N.J. 07755.

The Ocean County ELC is sponsored by Holman Frenia Allison, PC; New Jersey Natural Gas, and NorthStar Strategies in partnership with the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce.

About ELC: Employer Legislative Committees: The ELCs, established by NJBIA in 1959, are independent, local organizations representing all 21 counties. At each meeting, legislators, cabinet members or local officials will discuss important issues pertinent to business. Attendees also receive a briefing from one of NJBIA’s government affairs experts on legislative and regulatory issues affecting employers.  About NJBIA: The New Jersey Business & Industry Association, Trenton, N.J., provides information, services and advocacy to its member companies in order to build a more prosperous New Jersey. NJBIA is the nation’s largest statewide employer association. Its members, as a group, employ more than one million people and represents every industry in the state, including contractors, manufacturers, retail and wholesale businesses, and service providers of every kind. Visit for more information.