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News & Public Notices

Job Posting: Executive Director - (5/23/2022) The Highlands Council is currently seeking an Executive Director to oversee the administration of the state agency, its policies, and the work of its 23-person staff. Applications are being accepted through Friday, June 3, 2022. (read)

PUBLIC NOTICE: May Meeting Cancelled - (5/4/2022) The Highlands Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2022 has been cancelled. (read)

HDC Bank Meeting Materials Available - (4/29/2022) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the May 5 meeting of the Highlands Development Credit Bank. (read)

Highlands Council Releases 2021 Annual Report - (4/21/2022) The Highlands Council has released its 2021 Annual Report, providing a comprehensive update on implementation of the Highlands Act and Regional Master Plan through the end of calendar year 2021. (read)

Union Township to Support Agricultural Planning and Other Priorities with Highlands Council Grant Funding - (4/21/2022) At its most recent meeting, the Highlands Council approved a Petition for Plan Conformance from Union Township in Hunterdon County. The approved petition allocates more than $76,000 in grant funding to advance local planning efforts in the Township. (read)

REVISED AGENDA - April 21 Council Meeting - (4/19/2022) Please be advised that a revised agenda and additional meeting materials have been posted to the Highlands Council website for the April 21 meeting. (read)

April Meeting Materials Available - (4/14/2022) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the April 21 Highlands Council meeting. (read)

JOB POSTING: Environmental Scientist 3 - (4/13/2022) The Highlands Council is currently seeking an Environmental Scientist to provide science and natural resource management support and guidance to the Highlands Council, Council management team, and staff. Applications are being accepted through Friday, May 27, 2022. (read)

PUBLIC NOTICE: Public Comments Now Being Accepted - (4/5/2022) The Highlands Council is accepting written public comment on the Township of Clinton’s Amended Petition for Plan Conformance for designation of the Clinton Township Highlands Center. Comments are being accepted through Thursday, May 5, 2022. (read)

JOB POSTING: Manager, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - (4/5/2022) The Highlands Council is currently seeking a GIS Manager to oversee the GIS team, serve as liaison to other state and federal agencies, and represent the agency publicly. Applications should be submitted no later than Sunday, May 15, 2022. (read)

PUBLIC NOTICE: March Meeting Cancelled - (3/4/2022) The Highlands Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2022 has been cancelled. (read)

Highlands Council Approves Climate Guidance Contract - (2/17/2022) At its most recent meeting, the Highlands Council approved a contract for a project that will provide Highlands municipalities with critical guidance about how best to incorporate a wide range of climate resiliency components into local planning documents, which they are now required to do by law. (read)

February Meeting Materials Available - (2/11/2022) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the Highlands Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 17, 2022. (read)

PUBLIC NOTICE: Public Comments Now Being Accepted - Union Township Petition - (2/11/2022) The Highlands Council is currently accepting written public comments on Union Township’s Petition for Plan Conformance. Comments will be accepted through March 14, 2022. Please see public notice for complete details. (read)

PUBLIC NOTICE: February HDC Bank Meeting Cancelled - (1/21/2022) Please take notice that the meeting of the Highlands Development Credit Bank scheduled for Thursday, February 3, 2022 has been cancelled. (read)

January Meeting Materials Available - (1/14/2022) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the Highlands Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 20, 2022. (read)

PUBLIC NOTICE: 2022 Highlands Council Public Meetings - (12/13/2021) The Highlands Council has adopted and published its 2022 meeting schedule. (read)

PUBLIC NOTICE: 2022 HDC Public Meetings - (12/13/2021) The Highlands Development Credit Bank has adopted and published its 2022 meeting schedule. (read)

Highlands Council Releases Economic Sustainability Plan for the Region - (12/9/2021) The Highlands Council today released an Economic Sustainability Plan for the region that provides a roadmap for ensuring that the economic future of the Highlands is supported and bolstered by its unique resources. (read)

Highlands Council Awards $150k to Byram, Township of Lakes, for Lake Management and Protection - (10/21/2021) At its most recent meeting, the Highlands Council approved multiple resolutions to award grant funding that will help advance the goals and objectives of the Highlands Act and Regional Master Plan (RMP) throughout the Highlands Region. Awards were approved for work in Chester Township (Morris County), Hunterdon County, Washington Borough (Warren County), and Byram Township (Sussex County). (read)

Highlands Council Names Gabrielle Gallagher Chief Counsel - (9/24/2021) At its most recent meeting the Highlands Council voted to appoint Gabrielle Gallagher to the position of Chief Counsel. Gallagher has been serving as Senior Counsel at the Highlands Council since November 2019, and has extensive experience in land use, real estate and administrative law. (read)

Highlands Council Grants Help Advance Water Quality and Sustainable Planning Goals in Phillipsburg, Hopatcong and West Milford - (9/24/2021) The Highlands Council has approved more than $190,000 in Plan Conformance grants for local planning projects that help achieve the goals of the Highlands Act and Regional Master Plan. (read)

 

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