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News & Public Notices

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)

Public Notice: Highlands Council March 19 Public Meeting Cancelled - (3/13/2020) Please be advised that the meeting of the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm has been cancelled. (read)

Job Posting: Part-Time Information Systems Coordinator - (3/4/2020) The New Jersey Highlands Council is currently seeking a part-time Information Systems Coordinator to provide support relating to hardware and software; implementation and maintenance of desktop operating systems; network management and systems programming; and other technical support and guidance to end-users and to other units within the organization as needed. Applications are being accepted through Friday, March 27, 2020. (read)

Materials Available for February 20 Highlands Council Meeting - (2/14/2020) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the February 20 Highlands Council meeting. The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. in the Highlands Council offices in Chester, NJ. (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.