Michael Suleiman

Atlantic County Democrat Party Chairman Mike Suleiman has announced the formation of South Jersey Forward, a nonprofit think tank and advocacy organization that is committed to exploring bold public policy to move South Jersey forward. The organization will hold its inaugural livestreamed roundtable discussion Wednesday, May 31 on Facebook.

In addition to holding roundtable discussions, South Jersey Forward will write public policy papers, conduct research, and work with policymakers to enact good public policy. It is not a political action committee and will not engage in partisan politics.

“From Atlantic City to the Delaware Bay, the Pinelands to Cape May, we will research and identify solutions that will make South Jersey a better place to live,” Suleiman, founder of the organization, said in a release.

“We will not promote milquetoast ideas or boilerplate positions just to get a headline,” Suleiman said. “South Jersey Forward and its contributors will be focused on bold proposals and ideas regardless of their political popularity.”

South Jersey Forward’s first live roundtable discussion will explore ways to expand middle-class housing in Atlantic City.

The roundtable will be livestreamed 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 on the South Jersey Forward Facebook page. Panelists will include Orange Loop developer Pat Fasano and Pastor Alexander Smith of Community Harvest Church in Atlantic City.

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.