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New Jersey Planning Officials

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Chambers of Commerce & Business Leagues, Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development

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.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

I have been involved with NJPO since 1981. It is an organization truly dedicated to sound planning in New Jersey and provides invaluable assistance to local zoning officials.


Rating: 5

The NJPO provides necessary education for the 566 municipalities in NJ. Their services assist both professional and volunteers.


Rating: 5

I have been associated with the New Jersey Planning Officials since 1968. It is an organization that provides planning and other municipal officials with training programs, useful information about changes in planning legislation, pertinent court cases and recognition of successful municipal and private planning programs within the State of New Jersey. The NJPO has provided a statewide service for planning and zoning boards since its inception and continues to serve communities through its multiple educational and awards programs.