TOGETHER NORTH JERSEY will include six partnership groups that will serve in an advisory capacity to the Steering Committee, Executive Committee and three standing committees.

  1. The Local District Council (LDC) Partnership will include representatives from each of the LDCs established in the region and other grass-roots advocacy groups, faith-based organizations and community-based partners.
  2. The State Agency Partnership will include representatives from NJDCA, NJDOT, NJ TRANSIT, NJDEP, NJOPA, NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL), NJ Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS), NJ Department of Education (NJDOE), NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA), NJ Redevelopment Authority (NJRA), and NJ Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), the NJ Highlands Council, the Meadowlands Commission and the Pinelands Commission and any other state agency or authority deemed appropriate by the Consortium Executive Committee.
  3. The Private Business and Industry Partnership will include representatives from regional and local chambers of commerce, corporations representing key industry sectors, banks and other financial institutions, real estate developers and brokers and others deemed appropriate by the Consortium Executive Committee.
  4. The Inter-Regional Partnership will include representative from the Regional Plan Association, the NY-CT Sustainable Communities Consortium, the Lehigh Valley Sustainable Communities Consortium, as well as representatives from the other MPOs in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut region, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and others deemed appropriate by the Consortium Executive Committee. Membership roster is available here.
  5. The Environmental Justice Communities Partnership will include representatives from environmental justice organizations, as well as from each municipality in the region that has a high proportion of the population that is affected by environmental justice issues if they choose to participate.
  6. The Housing and Community Development Partnership will include representatives from municipal and county public housing authorities and agencies and non-governmental organizations whose primary mission is the development and/or management of affordable and workforce housing.

Participation on any of the partnership groups will be voluntary and by invitation of the Consortium Executive Committee and will be open to any public jurisdiction, agency, or authority; non-governmental organization or private entity deemed appropriate by the Consortium Executive Committee.  In the event an invitee is not already a member of the Consortium, every effort will be made to encourage said entity to join the Consortium by signing a Consortium MOU.