TOGETHER NORTH JERSEY is led by a 35-seat Steering Committee made up of partners from the public, NGO and private sectors. This group is charged with identifying goals to guide the planning and implementation process; establishing strategic direction and setting priorities for the Consortium; overseeing overall development of the RPSD, adopting the plan and amending the plan as needed; reviewing its membership periodically and consider membership changes; resolving conflicts between partners as needed; and monitoring progress toward plan implementation.

The following jurisdictions, agencies and organizations are members of the TOGETHER NORTH JERSEY Steering Committee:

Metropolitan Planning Organizations:

  • North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA)

Public Jurisdictions:

  • Bergen County
  • City of Elizabeth
  • City of Newark
  • City of New Brunswick
  • City of Jersey City
  • City of Paterson
  • Essex County
  • Hudson County
  • Hunterdon County
  • Morris County
  • Monmouth County
  • Ocean County
  • Passaic County
  • Somerset County
  • Sussex County
  • Union County

Non-Governmental Organizations:

  • Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (HCDN-NJ)
  • New Jersey Future (NJ Future)
  • Building One New Jersey
  • PlanSmart NJ
  • Regional Plan Association (RPA)

Educational Institutions:

  • Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University (Rutgers-Bloustein)
  • The Institute for Sustainability/Sustainable Jersey at The College of New Jersey

State Agencies:

  • New Jersey Office of Planning Advocacy (NJOPA)

Standing Committee Representatives:

  • Livability and the Environment (Chair)
  • Economic Competitiveness and Workforce (Chair)
  • Society and Committee (Chair)

Rutgers-Bloustein serves as Secretary and Chair of the Steering Committee and as a non-voting member unless any vote of the Steering Committee results in a tie.  In this instance, Rutgers-Bloustein casts the tie-breaking vote.

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