P.O. Box 160
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Mike Horan
Dave Weinstein
RELEASE: August 11, 2006

Harrington Elected to International Motor Vehicle Board

(TRENTON) – Sharon A. Harrington, Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), was recently elected to an At-Large seat on the Region 1 Board of Directors of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA). Harrington was selected by her peers in the motor vehicle administration community to join them in crafting and advocating effective policies and programs that improve motor vehicle services.

“I’m honored to represent our state as a member of AAMVA’s leadership team,” said Harrington. “New Jersey’s membership in this distinguished organization provides MVC with an excellent opportunity to be at the forefront of all motor vehicle issues. Working hand-in-hand with our colleagues throughout North America allows MVC to continue its quest to be a model of excellence in motor vehicle services.”

Founded in 1933, AAMVA is a nonprofit, educational organization which represents the state and provincial officials in the United States and Canada who administer and enforce motor vehicle laws. The organization works to support and improve motor vehicle administration, safety, identification security and law enforcement. AAMVA’s programs encourage uniformity and reciprocity among the states and provinces, and liaisons with other levels of government and the private sector. Its program development and research activities provide guidelines for more effective public service.

AAMVA membership is broken down into four regions with New Jersey joining Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, New Hampshire, New York, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island and Vermont as a member of Region 1.

In 2005, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission was recognized by AAMVA for several statewide public outreach efforts, including its web site www.njmvc.gov and Ask the MVC, a monthly radio program on New Jersey 101.5 fm.