Community Collaborative Initiative (CCI)


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Which NJ communities have an assigned NJDEP CCI liaison?
A: 12 municipalities are part of CCI: Bayonne, Bridgeton, Camden, Jersey City, Millville, Newark, Paterson, Paulsboro, Perth Amboy, Salem, Trenton, and Vineland.

Q: How can I contact the liaison for my community?
A: Liaison contact information can be found on the “Cities and Liaisons” page. Click on “Cities and Liaisons” in the blue bar, above, to see your liaison's name, number, and email address.

Q: How can my community liaison help me?
A: Your liaison is intended to be a single point of contact to coordinate efforts in your community that would benefit from NJDEP involvement. Their connections with the community and the NJDEP will be used to leverage expertise and resources to facilitate innovative solutions that align with community interests and NJDEP goals.

Q: Where is CCI headquartered?
A: CCI is headquartered at 401 E. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608. Liaisons are frequently onsite in their assigned communities to attend meetings, events, and to coordinate with community partners as needed.

Q: Where is CCI located organizationally within the NJDEP?
A: CCI is a program within the Office of Brownfield and Community Revitalization (OBCR) and funded by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. OBCR is an office within the Site Remediation and Waste Management Program.

Q: When was CCI founded?
A: CCI started as a collaborative effort between NJDEP employees and community partners in Camden in 2013. Following success in Camden, the collaborative effort framework was introduced in Trenton and Perth Amboy in 2015, and then Bayonne in 2017. CCI formally became a program within the NJDEP in 2019 and expanded to eight additional municipalities.

Q: Who should I contact for more information about the CCI (general questions, press requests, etc.)?
A: Frank McLaughlin, at frank.mclaughlin@dep.nj.gov