During the planning phase, Together North Jersey had three standing committees designed to help inform and steer key aspects of the plan development and implementation process. These standing committees played a central role in the development of the vision, themes, focus areas and strategy identification processes.
For the implementation phase, Together North Jersey has established four Task Forces that will shepherd and guide the implementation of the actions and strategies identified in the plan. There is one Task Force for each key vision theme:
Membership: Task Force membership is open to stakeholders working in the Together North Jersey region. Together North Jersey will make every effort to ensure that there is broad participation and adequate subject-matter expertise to meet the needs of all the Focus Areas that fall under the purview of each Task Force. The specific Focus Areas for each Task Force are listed below. Interested stakeholder can register to participate at www.togethernorthjersey.com/taskforce.
Meeting Schedule: The Task Forces will meet up to four times per year, with the hope of meeting on a regular quarterly basis. Two of those meetings will be convened as a full Together North Jersey Forum, in which all four Task Forces meet simultaneously for a plenary discussion. Two of the four meetings will be specific to each Task Force and planned in coordination with Task Force leadership and staff. Please check the Together North Jersey calendar for upcoming Task Force Meetings.
Leadership: Each Task Force will have two Task Force Co-chairs. These co-chairs are individuals who played a key role in the plan development process. The co-chairs serve as the primary liaison between the Task Force and the Together North Jersey project team to strategize, plan and evaluate progress on the implementation of the strategies under that Task Force.
Each Task Force also has several Focus Area “Champions”, one for every Focus Area that falls under the Task Force’s purview. These “champions” provide subject-matter expertise and guidance over the implementation of the action plans identified in a particular Focus Area.
Staffing: Jon Carnegie, Project Director for Together North Jersey, will serve as the Chair of the Together North Jersey Forum. Miriam Salerno from Together North Jersey will serve as the primary point of contact for all the Together North Jersey Forum, Task Force logistics and general organizational matters. She will also assist in staffing all Task Forces as needed. She can be contacted at Miriam.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Task Force membership is open to stakeholders working in the Together North Jersey region. If you would like to participate on one of the task forces, please fill out this form.