A statewide council of leaders will guide New Jersey’s restart and recovery from shutdowns implemented in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Murphy announced last week. The advisory council will work alongside the Restart and Recovery Commission, created in late April.
Two faculty members from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will participate in the state’s efforts to bring New Jersey residents back to work.
Shirley Tilghman, former Princeton president and emeritus professor of molecular biology and public affairs, is co-chairing the commission, and Heather Howard, lecturer in public affairs, will serve on the Health Care Subcommittee of the advisory council, as will Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, of Princeton’s Department of African American Studies.
To support the commission, the governor’s Restart and Recovery Advisory Council will bring together leaders from various industry, community, and faith-based groups and institutions across New Jersey to advise state leadership on economic issues impacted by the pandemic.
While the commission will focus on national, state, and macroeconomic issues surrounding the restarting, the advisory council will take a microeconomic view of the recovery, determining the individual challenges that each sector faces.
Learn more from the governor’s website.