Linda Stender Gets Help

Earlier this year the Union County Improvement Authority felt it needed help so they passed Resolution 26-2015:

WHEREAS, the Authority is currently involved in the development, financing, implementation management, administration and supervision of the following projects, including but not limited to, the general construction of the Union County Family Court Building, Renewable Energy Program, Shared Services Agreement with the Union County Utilities Authority, Union County College – Cranford Campus Expansion, the Union County College – Plainfield Campus Project; and the Roselle Community Center Project; and

WHEREAS, the Authority is presently engaged in discussions to undertake new projects and activities involving renewable energy and municipal development; and

WHEREAS, it has been determined that the position of Deputy Director/Project Manager of the Authority shall be created to work with the Authority and the Executive Director to assist, manage, supervise, and oversee the aforementioned projects and future projects of the Authority; and

WHEREAS, the Authority passed Resolution 66-2014 on July 2, 2014 approving the position of Deputy Director/Project Manager of the Union County Improvement Authority and directed the Executive Director to advertise the position and to report findings at the August 2014 Board meeting; and

WHEREAS, it has been determined that the position of Deputy Director/Project Manager of the Authority shall assist, support, promote, operate, direct, manage, oversee and otherwise fulfill his/her obligations to ensure the successful development, financing, implementation, administration and supervision of the numerous projects that the Authority is currently involved in; and

WHEREAS, the Authority hereby appoints Linda Stender to the position of Deputy Director/Project Manager of the Authority, whose curriculum vitae is attached hereto, at an annual salary of $90,000.00 effective February 10, 2015.

Apparently Linda Stender was not enough since at yesterday’s UCIA meeting they passed Resolution 37-2015:

WHEREAS, the Authority is currently involved in the development, financing, implementation management, administration and supervision of the following projects, including but not limited to, the general construction of the Union County Family Court Building, Renewable Energy Program, Shared Services Agreement with the Union County Utilities Authority, Union County College – Cranford Campus Expansion, the Union County College – Plainfield Campus Project; and the Roselle Community Center Project; and

WHEREAS, the Authority is presently engaged in discussions to undertake new projects and activities involving renewable energy and municipal development; and

WHEREAS, it has been determined that the position of Project Specialist of the Authority shall be created to work with the Authority, Executive Director, and the Deputy Director to assist, manage, supervise, and oversee the aforementioned projects and future projects of the Authority; and

WHEREAS, it has been determined that the position of Project Specialist of the Authority shall assist, support, promote, operate, direct, manage, oversee and otherwise fulfill his/her obligations to ensure the successful development, financing, implementation, administration and supervision of the numerous projects that the Authority is currently involved in; and

WHEREAS, the Authority hereby appoints Monica Perkins to the position of Project Specialist of the Authority, whose curriculum vitae is attached hereto, at an annual salary of $72,000.00 with benefits, effective May 11, 2015.

Monica Perkins, according to her resume, last worked for:

CITY OF ELIZABETH, Elizabeth,                                           NJ 2012 to present
Program Manager (Workforce Investment Act)
• Ensure that all programs and activities are implemented according to legislation, policies and procedure
• Assess the program requirements for youth.
• Identify and connect with. community organizations and other interested partners to provide work experience for youth.
• Responsible for improving the employability and work readiness skills of youth
• Recruit, mentor, and supervise youth participating in the program.
• Communicate with youth to determine their needs and interests.
• Ensure that youth and youth organizations are aware of program.
• Organize and develop enjoyable activities for participants to partake in.
• Develop positive and supportive relationships with all youth and families
• Conduct needs assessment among participants.
• Record statistical measures of public.participation in the program, compile photographic documentation,and prepare final  evaluation and report of the program at its completion;
• Providing training and workshops.
• Administering the TABE test.

You would assume that to be a full-time position but datauniverse does not show any Monica Perkins working for the City of Elizabeth in 2014.  There was a Patricia Perkins-Auguste on the the Elizabeth payroll and she happens to also be Elizabeth council president but no Monica Perkins.  So the poll question is:

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9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Wendy Kenny on May 7, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    What does she know about someone in high office? It’s got to be good. Isn’t this the second job they have created for with salary in the $90’s? All to withdraw from election to not drag the party down.

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  2. Posted by MJ on May 7, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    For more information call
    Monica Perkins, Elizabeth Development Company, mperkins@edcnj.org or 908-289-0262

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  3. Posted by MJ on May 7, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Elizabeth Development Company (EDC) is hosting this seminar for real estate developers, investors, and/or business owners so they can learn about the various incentive programs, loan and grant programs and services offered by the Elizabeth Development Company.

    Elizabeth Development Company wants to help developers, investors and business owners who are seeking to improve their facilities, grow their business, upgrade store fronts, develop real estate properties, or start other strategies that may help them increase their profits or take their business to the next level.

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  4. Posted by bpaterson on May 8, 2015 at 7:47 am

    we saw the quality of people coming from the eliz dev agency such as George devanney, senator lesniak’s nephew turned failed union county mngr (and who was “forced” to retire from county right before a scathing investigation came out on the county musicfest; and GD at the eliz agency was then replaced there by another devanney). William reyes was working there I believe….and now Reyes is asst cnty mngr involved in the county development and since he couldn’t handle it, they hired mayor “pothole” mahr from fanwood who has no expertise and had no job for the last 10 years (except 2 patronage years at roselle economic dev agency and failed at that)

    stender and perkins: not one of them with construction finance nor construction expertise. These two apparent dummies will surely compliment the head proven idiot Sullivan who has no construction finance nor construction expertise either and obviously can’t handle his job. Maybe between them they will all have half a brain.

    UCIA must mean Union County Idiots Association… but it looks like anyone who was placed in the involvement of the county economic dev is clueless toward that job and therefore useless to us residents, which explains the county poorly performing economy. Union county govt criminal enterprise staggers on. Unstoppable and the towns must put a stop to it for the sake of the residents and taxpayers.. M&C’s of many towns should form a coalition and hold back taxes since we actually have no union county govt here.

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  5. Posted by Jeanette Criscione on May 8, 2015 at 9:49 am

    She needs to proof read her resume.

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  6. Posted by Brian P Keane on May 8, 2015 at 10:19 am

    George Devanney made a a sizable salary last few years..between his 87000 pension and the defunct parking alliance funds and open space Atlantic Highlands Commissions….

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  7. Posted by R U Kidding on May 9, 2015 at 6:02 am

    She needs help, she told the TV stations she was working on some big projects. This person will be getting her coffee & lunch as needed.

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  8. Posted by Ian Smith on May 9, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Linda Stender is a spender!

    Reply

  9. Posted by ReadsLikeAMafiaBook on May 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    What other Union County city/town will fall prey to UCIA/DeCotiis?

    Reply

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