The Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs- Camden (WRI) provides technical assistance and consultation to city and state government.

Past projects include the Camden City Capacity Building in which WRI designed, implemented and then analyzed training needs for Camden City government officials as part of the Municipal Rehabilitation and Economic Recovery Act (MRERA). MRERA restructured Camden’s governance and created a recovery plan, part of which the capacity building for City employees and officials.  most notably included Senior Executives and Middle Managers. WRI delivered a final report on the trainings to Camden Chief Operating Officer in June 2007.

The Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs engages public, government, non-profit and community stakeholders in addressing regional challenges.

Current Projects

Municipal Government for the 21st Century

The Walter Rand Institute is acting as a neutral convener to Mayor Mayer of Gloucester Township and other Mayors soon to be identified, to implement a problem- solving collaboration to combine services and reduce costs between and among municipalities.

Posted 2:16 pm February 18, 2014

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Camden County Community Assessment

The United Way of Camden County (UWCC) engaged the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers-Camden (WRI) to prepare a Comprehensive Community Assessment of all 37 municipalities in the County. The objective of this Community Assessment is to provide a broad array of data for the UWCC to use in orienting its community-building process. The model drawn upon for this study is Compass 2.0, a community-building model developed by the United Way of America and used as a community assessment and community-building tool by United Ways throughout the country.

Study of the Non-Profit Community in Camden – 2004

This report, completed in February of 2008 offers three different viewpoints for incidents of Part I crime in Camden City.  The report, based on data collected from the Camden City Police Department, provides longer and short term looks at one of Camden City’s most pressing policy concerns.