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News & Public Notices

Public Notice: November HDC Meeting Cancelled - (10/11/2019) Please take notice that the meeting of the Highlands Development Credit Bank scheduled for Thursday, November 7, 2019 has been cancelled. (read)

Meeting Materials Available for Highlands Council October Meeting - (10/11/2019) An agenda an related materials have been posted for the October 17 Highlands Council meeting. (read)

UPDATE: Regional Economic Sustainability Plan RFP - (10/10/2019) A Q&A document has been posted for the Regional Economic Sustainability Plan RFP. The Q&A and the original RFP are available on the RFP page. (read)

Highlands Council seeks proposals to develop a region-wide Economic Sustainability Plan for the Highlands - (9/10/2019) The Highlands Council is currently soliciting proposals to develop an Economic Sustainability Plan for the Highlands Region. The plan will include an economic profile, identification of key industries and sectors, strategies and policies to secure future economic growth, and an implementation action plan for the ensuing 10 years. Proposals must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 4, 2019. (read)

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)

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)

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)


Photography Credit: All photographs on this website are courtesy of the New Jersey Highlands Council staff or Dwight Hiscano with his permission.