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News & Public Notices

Highlands Council Approves Major Regional Economic Sustainability Study - (6/18/2020) At its most recent meeting, the New Jersey Highlands Council approved a contract to develop an Economic Sustainability Plan for the New Jersey Highlands Region. Given the current COVID-19 crisis, the project will focus sharply on considerations related to the pandemic and its impacts on Highlands economies. (read)

Materials Available for June 18 Highlands Council Teleconference Meeting - (6/12/2020) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the June 18 Highlands Council meeting, which is being held via teleconference. (read)

PUBLIC NOTICE: Highlands Council June meeting to be held by teleconference - (6/12/2020) Please be advised that the Highlands Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 18 at 4 p.m. will be held via teleconference. Please read the Public Notice for complete details. (read)

Highlands Council OFFICE CLOSED; Staff working remotely - (3/17/2020) In support of Executive Order 104, the Highlands Council office is currently closed and staff members are working remotely in order to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. All staff members remain reachable via email, and will return voice messages as soon as possible. Please visit the Highlands Council "Contact" page for a complete list of staff extensions and email addresses. (read)

Highlands Center Designation approved for Chester Borough - (1/16/2020) At its most recent meeting, the Highlands Council voted to designate Chester Borough as a Highlands Center. A Highlands Center is an area within a municipality that the town and the Highlands Council have jointly determined is appropriate for development. Chester Borough’s Highlands Center designation includes the entire municipality. (read)

Highlands Council Awards Grant to Bloomingdale Borough for Sustainable Economic Redevelopment Plan - (12/5/2019) The Highlands Council has approved a grant award of $70,000 to the Borough of Bloomingdale in Passaic County, to complete a Sustainable Economic Redevelopment Plan. The plan will focus on identifying strategies and tactics to stimulate economic activity and growth along the Borough’s Main Street. (read)

Public Notice: 2020 Highlands Council Public Meetings - (11/18/2019) The Highlands Council has published a 2020 schedule of public meetings. (read)

Public Notice: 2020 HDC Public Meetings - (11/18/2019) The Highlands Council has published a 2020 schedule of public meetings for the Highlands Development Credit Bank. (read)


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