Katherine Abbott, Chatham Township Committee, also completed the program in Spring, 2013, and said: "I thought the Rutgers Mini-MPA program was a valuable use of my time as an elected official. The experts who taught the classes discussed real issues in NJ municipal government. They keep the focus on how things should be. The Mini-MPA is also a good way to get to know people who run other towns. In fact, I heard classmates' perspective on their municipal job more honestly than I could from someone who is employed in my own municipality. "