New Jersey Planning Officials

Rating: 4.67 stars   27 reviews

Issues: Economic Development

Location: PO Box 7113 Warren NJ 07060 USA

Mission: The New Jersey Planning Officials conducts meetings and prints publications to assist municipal planning officials in the performance of their duties
Target demographics: Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment members to make better land use decisions
Direct beneficiaries per year: 900+ board members receive certification.
Geographic areas served: New Jersey
Programs: the basic accreditation program as stipulated by New Jersey law as well as publishing topical and timely articles in our Planner periodical.
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

NJPO plays a critical role in NJ in advancing comprehensive land use planning in New Jersey. Their newsletter keeps professionals up-to-date on new developments in the field. Their events help planning board members obtain training on best practices and network with other professionals. As an organization that promotes smart growth in New Jersey, New Jersey Future (where I work) relies upon NJPO to help us connect with the many members of planning boards and zoning boards who are responsible for doing land use planning and regulation on the front lines. We appreciate NJPO!

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As a planning and economic development professional in Massachusetts, I often have need to benchmark practices and policies against other jurisdictions. the NJPO has been very helpful in either providing me with the information that I need or in directing me to the proper resource. From what I have seen, I am also envious of the educational resources that they provide within the state.

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Invest and provide further professional and staff bandwidth for the organization

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a professional planner and have been associated with NJPO since 1991. It is truly a remarkable institute and provides a much needed service to both members and non-members alike. NJPO serves as a great forum for the candid exchange of ideas. They often partner with other similar missioned non-profits.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been associated with NJPO for more than 40 years and currently serve as a professional advisor. I also volunteer to teach courses every year for the volunteer members of Planning & Zoning Boards throughout New Jersey. These courses are very important to the functioning of these boards in the State's 566 municipalities. NJPO quietly and efficiently provides additional support services to the municipalities in New Jersey.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes are recommended.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

Just experienced a great and informative webinar presented by Jason Kasler. His presentation was clear and concise. It revealed excellent information on Master Plans in NJ.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

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A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

At the suggestion of a new committee person our Township is looking into whether or not the planning and zoning boards should be combined. The NJPO quickly forwarded me the information that we were looking for.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Great training programs & publications. Staff is excellent as are the volunteer instructors.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

NJPO is the premier organization in NJ dealing with & representing Planning & Zoning Bds. It offers training programs,publications and a presence in Trenton as the advocate for good municipal planning in our State and beyond. They do everything at a high professional level; staff is excellent and caring of their clients. The Board of Directors is composed of the best Attorneys and Planners in New Jersey. Over the past 15 years these volunteers have educated approx. 10,000 Board members in the fine points of mplanning & zoning.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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