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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

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 4

Being a newcomer, NJPO has offered me the best opportunities in advancing my knowledge and staying current in land use administration. Looking forward to the next webinar.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have been affiliated with the New Jersey Planning Officials since 1990 and have proudly served it in numerous capacities. Founded in 1938, NJPO is the oldest planning, zoning and land use organization in New Jersey and one of the oldest of its kind in the United States. NJPO provides municipal officials in the land use process with a non-partisan storehouse of substantive and procedural information, training, legal counsel and support. NJPO also tirelessly and effectively advocates for the ethical and independent administration of planning and zoning matters.

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Board Member

Rating: 4

I have been belonged to the New Jersey Planning Officials since 1990. The NJPO, formed in 1938, is the oldest leading source of planning information and expertise to planning and zoning board members in our state. NJPO is staffed by dedicated experts and numerous unpaid volunteers who give significant quantities of their time and expertise for the training and education of new and experienced board members, zoning officers and administrators. NJPO also acts as a trusted advocate for municipal autonomy and "home rule" in the formulation and enforcement of planning law and regulations.

Board Member

Rating: 4

I've been associated with Great Nonprofits since 1975. They provide great service to Municipal Governments and sponsor great conferences. The forum is great for planners to exchange ideas.

Board Member

Rating: 4

NJPO serves the professional and educational needs of local, county, and regional, Planning and Zoning Board volunteers through training and advisory services.
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Board Member

Rating: 4

I just saw a video of the training session offered by NJPO for those serving as the Board Chair. It was very informative and helpful as I prepare to take that role on my local zoning board. It was nice to hear that the speakers each had a different approach to chairing their boards. I will be able to use of their techniques as I assume my new responsibilities.

Robin A.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Publications and communications are very informative. I am amazed at the response time I have received when registering Board Members for required classes, ordering books and receiving back signed vouchers. An orgaization the I highly respect.

Board Member

Rating: 5

NJ Planning Officials (NJPO) is the advocate and information source for Planning and Zoning Boards in the State of NJ. Classes and education seminars and webinars are offered for both members and non-members on topics ranging from State Municipal Land Use law to current issues in planning and zoning such as solar farms

Board Member

Rating: 5

NJPO provides a valuable experience for municipalities - planning and zoning boards as well as professionals.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

My Planning & Zoning Boards have been members of NJPO from within the first year or two since I started working for Lebanon Township. My boards look for to the newsletters and the articles that are in them. I have served as a board member for 12 years and 4 years as Treasurer and have served on panels in Atlantic City each year. NJPO has definitely been an asset to the Planning community. The NJPO office is always available to help you when you have questions or need help with anything. They have a great staff. I also serve on my our Planning Board. I think we are very fortunate to have an organization like NJPO. Gail Glashoff

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is the definitive organization for planning and zoning volunteers in New Jersey wanting education, guidance and expertise in the planning field.

Board Member

Rating: 5

NJPO is a statewide organization which leverages the expertise and experience of its volunteer members for the educational benefit of all people who serve on local and county level Zoning Boards of Adjustment (ZBOA) and Planning Boards (PB).
It is the primary body authorized by the State of NJ to administer the state required classes and tests given to all first year ZBOA and PB members and also offers CE qualifying classes to related professionals.
Additionally the NJPO shares its expertise with the legislature and regulatory bodies.