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News & Public Notices

Highlands Council Names Christine LaRocca, Esq. Chief Counsel - (7/30/2019) The Highlands Council recently voted to appoint Christine LaRocca, Esq. to the position of Chief Counsel. LaRocca is an experienced attorney specializing in environmental, land use and real estate law, who has been with the Council since 2017. (read)

Public Notice: August Highlands Council Meeting Cancelled - (7/24/2019) The Highlands Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 4:00pm has been cancelled. (read)

Job Posting: Senior Counsel - (7/23/2019) The Highlands Council is currently seeking a Senior Counsel to provide legal support and guidance to the Highlands Council legal department and management team. Applications must be received no later than Friday, August 9, 2019. (read)

Mobile Map and Enhanced Signage Coming for New Jersey Highlands Trail - (7/22/2019) The Highlands Council recently voted to award a contract to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference to provide digital mapping and create a trail and roadside signage system for the New Jersey portion of the Highlands Trail. The project is expected to be finished by early 2021. (read)

Highlands Council and Committee Meeting Materials Available - (7/12/2019) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the July 18 meeting of the Highlands Council and the July 18 meeting of the RMP Amendment Committee. (read)

Public Notice: RMP Amendment Committee Meeting to be held Thursday, July 18 - (6/28/2019) The RMP Amendment Committee of the Highlands Council will be holding a public meeting on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Highlands Council Office in Chester. This meeting will be open to the public, however, there will be no public participation during the meeting. (read)

HDC Bank Board June 28 Meeting Materials Posted - (6/28/2019) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the Friday, June 28 HDC Bank Board meeting. Please note the time and location for this meeting. (read)

Request for Qualifications: GIS Services - (6/18/2019) The New Jersey Highlands Council is seeking responses to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to provide a range of GIS Services for a period of three years. The Council seeks a Consultant with substantial experience with GIS and familiarity with the Highlands Act, the Regional Master Plan (RMP), the Highlands Council interactive maps and the RMP’s composite data layers. Responses must be submitted no later than 1:00 p.m. Thursday July 18, 2019. (read)

Public Notice: Highlands Council June Meeting Cancelled - (6/3/2019) The Highlands Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 20, 2019 has been cancelled. (read)

Public Notice: HDC Bank Board Meeting Rescheduled - (5/21/2019) PLEASE NOTE: Date, time, and location change: The Highlands Development Credit Bank Board meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, August 1, 2019 has been rescheduled to Friday, June 28 at 10:00 a.m. The Meeting will be held at the Chester Borough Town Hall (Court Room), 50 North Road, Chester, NJ. (read)

2018 Highlands Council Annual Report Available - (5/14/2019) The New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council is pleased to present its 2018 Annual Report. (read)

Press Release: Highlands Council to Protect 13 Priority Preservation Properties - (1/22/2019) At its January 17 meeting, the Highlands Council approved $2.6 million in funding to complete several preservation projects through its Open Space Partnership Funding Program (OSP). (read)

Public Notice: 2019 HDC Bank Meeting Schedule - (1/7/2019) A 2019 schedule of regular public meetings has been adopted and published by the Highlands Development Credit Bank. The meeting schedule and additional details are available in the public notice. (read)


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