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Department of State

Office of Planning Advocacy

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

About Us

The office staffs the New Jersey State Planning Commission and the New Jersey Brownfields Redevelopment Task Force. Through the State Development and Redevelopment Plan, the office works to improve the efficiency and reduce the costs of land development and infrastructure in New Jersey by expanding areas of coordination and cooperation among State and local agencies.

Formed as the Office of State Planning in 1986 to staff the State Planning Commission in developing and implementing the State Development and Redevelopment Plan, the office also pursues other activities to improve intergovernmental coordination and cooperation as defined by the State Planning Act.


Contact Information

Please address mail to:
New Jersey Business Action Center
Office of Planning Advocacy
Department of State
P.O. Box 820
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0820


Tel: 1-609-292-7156
Fax: 1-609-292-3292

For information on Brownfields
Call 609-292-3228

For information on Mapping
Call 609-292-3160

Office Location: 33 West State Street, 4th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey 08625

Parking: TPA Public Parking, 120 E. Front St, Trenton, NJ
201 S. Warren Street Garage
State Street Square Public Parking Garage, 35 North Chancery Ln, Trenton, NJ.

Map of Office location

Staff List

Donna Rendeiro
Executive Director
Martha Newmeyer
Executive Assistant
Matthew C. Blake
Senior Area Planner
Area Assignments: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Sussex, Union, Warren
Barry Ableman
Area Planner
Area Assignments: Hunterdon, Mercer, Morris, Middlesex, Somerset
Lisa Avichal
Area Planner
Area Assignments: Burlington, Monmouth,Ocean
Meghan Wren
Area Planner
Area Assignments: Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem
Naomi Barnes
Research/Geographic Information Science


Page Last Updated: 02/11/21



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