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(1st LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT) – Assembly Matthew W. Milam has again been appointed chairman of the key Assembly Tourism and Arts Committee.
Milam was named to the post by Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic), Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden) and the Assembly Democratic Leadership Team.
The Assembly Tourism and the Arts Committee is responsible for overseeing legislation regarding state tourism, including cultural, historical, heritage, and agricultural places of interest, and state arts programs, which include museums and the performing arts.
Milam was first named chairman of the panel two years ago.
“Under Assemblyman Milam’s leadership, we’ve made great strides toward better positioning New Jersey to take full advantage of its tourism and arts communities,” Greenwald said. “His strong work ethic and dedication are just what we need to ensure we take even more steps toward ensuring our cultural, historic and arts programs are the strong job creators and tourist attractions we need to drive our local economies, especially in areas such as Atlantic City, Cape May and the Delaware Bay region. We are confident his leadership will continue pointing us in the right direction.”
“From High Point to Cape May, New Jersey needs strong tourism and arts industries if we’re to build and sustain and strong economy,” said Milam (D-Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland). “We have to always keep in mind, as we position our state for success, that so much value comes from our culture, history and arts programs, whether it be historic sites, museums, theaters or neighborhoods that preserve our heritage. Our rich heritage is a key asset, and I appreciate the support from Assembly leadership as we move forward to take full advantage of it.”