08:00am: The Beginning of the Summit’s Day. Leadership Newark fellows begin checking registrants in for the fellowships 1st Public Policy Summit ever. Other fellows assist panelists of the days by escorting them to their seats and going over logistics of the day. Panelists include Walter Fields, Jr. of North Star News, Dr. Roger A. Mitchell of the NJ Office of the Medical Examiner, Tiffany Aliche, The Budgetnista, and Julian Neals, Esq. Business Administrator for the City of Newark.
08:30am: Leadership Newark Directors Thanks Fellows: Executive Director Celia King and Director of Operations Shelly Bell review logistics of the day and gives gratitude to all fellows involved in the development of the summit.
09:00am: Executive Director Gives Welcoming Address: Executive Director Celia King welcomes attendees and thanks all sponsors and partners such as Verizon, Rutgers University, Newark Regional Business Partnership, and many others which can be found on the website.