Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fleisher Rejoins CH Council

From Adam Smeltz at the Courier-Post:
The township council on Monday chose former member David Fleisher to fill the seat vacated by Shelley Adler, adding a longtime resident to the seven-person board.
Fleisher, 39, was a council member for nine years through 2005, when he chose not to run again.
Fleisher, a former council president, said he wanted to rejoin the council because "these are challenging times."
"There's a strong foundation in the township, but I believe we're entering a new era of citizen involvement," said Fleisher, whose family moved to Cherry Hill when he was 5.
"And I hope to commit a good portion of my time -- and hopefully inspire others to be involved."
Dozens of South Jerseyans filled the council meeting room Monday night before council Vice President John Amato moved to appoint Fleisher, one of three nominees of the township Democratic committee.
Councilman Frank Falcone seconded the motion. There was no dissent on the all-Democratic body.
Addressing the crowd, Fleisher, a financial planner, touted the township's quality of life but said the prosperous community "is not immune to the challenges" of the economic downturn.
Other speakers lauded his financial expertise and public-service background, including his two-year stint as a member of the state Government Records Council. It's the body that resolves disputes over open-records requests.
Fleisher said he "believes in open government."
It's great to have Dave Fleisher back on Cherry Hill Township Council. He is an outstanding public servant and an asset to the town. Dave is a wonderful addition to the township's governing body. His appointment bodes well for Cherry Hill!

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