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The Downtown Development Commission
The Downtown Development Commission was initiated by Mayor Elizabeth Baumgartner and the Borough Council in October of 1981, following a study by Projects for Public Space, funded through a Dodge Foundation Grant.
Since this time, the DDC has been advocating for the Downtown. The Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and Council and represent a cross section of the community with specific representatives that include:
- Borough Council Representative
- Resident Representative
- Merchant/Landlord/Business Owner (4 reps)
- Higher Education Rep
- Non-Profit Rep
- Corporate Rep
- Board of Education Rep
- Planning Board Rep
- Senior Rep
- Media Rep
- At Large (4 Reps)
The creation of the DDC was a watershed moment in the history of the downtown because it intentionally promoted the need for the entire community to support Madison's commercial district. As a result, the entire town better understands how important a vibrant Main Street is to the community.
The learn more about the DDC, please visit their website at http://gov.rosenet.org/agencies/ddc
Madison Chamber of Commerce
Since 1943, the Madison Chamber of Commerce has been supporting and promoting our commercial district.
The Chamber offers many programs including:
- Value Cards
- Town Gift Certificates
- Diner Placemat Advertising
- Scholarship Programs
- Civic Awards
- Merchant of the Month Program
- Halloween Parade and Program
- Easter Fun Fest
- Holiday Shopping Days
- Fire Extinguisher Program...and more.
For more information about the Chamber please visit their website at www.madisonnjchamber.org .
The Madison Arts & Culture Alliance
The Madison Arts & Culture Alliance is a coalition of locally based arts organizations, cultural institutions and friends dedicated to supporting arts & culture in Madison NJ. In addition to promoting arts & culture, these organizations also help drive our local economy.
Shakespeare Theatre of NJ
12 Miles West Theatre Company
Saint Elizabeth's University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Baroque Orchestra of NJ
For more information about MACA please visit their website at www.MadisonArtsNJ.org
Borough of Madison Environmental Commission
Pictured above (from left to right) holding recycled items are Carmen DeRosa owner of PC Problems, Environmental Commission Member Bob Beaman, PC Problems Technician Jordan Silverman, Environmental Commission Member Thomas Haralampoudis and Commission Chair James Greene.
Click here to read our 7/14/09 Press Release.
The Borough of Madison now offers electronic recycling. Below is a complete list of recyclable items along with a press release that details the program. You can drop off your recycling at PC Problems at 50 Main Street anytime during their normal business hours. If you have questions, feel free to call PC Problems directly at 973-377-7711. Thanks!
List of recyclable electronic equipment:
- Power Sources
- Hard Drives
- Stereo Equipment
- Lap Tops
- Fax Machines
- Copy Machines
- Cellular phones
- Other wireless devices