New Jersey Planning Officials

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The New Jersey Planning Officials (NJPO) is a non-profit organization that represents Zoning Board of Adjustments and Planning Boards throughout the State of New Jersey. NJPO was established in November of 1938 as the Federation of Official Planning Boards.[1]:8 In 1939 NJFPB was welcomed as an affiliate of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities (NJSLOM).[2] In 1964, to better reflect representation of both planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment the New Jersey Federation of Planning Boards was renamed to The New Jersey Federation of Planning Officials.[3][4] And finally, in 1992 the name was changed to The New Jersey Planning Officials, Inc.[5]

In 1939 the organization published the first Statewide planning newsletter: New Jersey Planner. This first newsletter announced the first annual planning conference.[1]:10 In 2012, the New Jersey Planner was expanded to a 16 page periodical that is distributed to over 7,000 board members throughout the state.

Since 1984, the New Jersey Planning Officials has reproduced the Municipal Land Use law in a convenient booklet.

In 1988 the Governor of New Jersey, Thomas Kean, declared the week of April 24-30, 1988 as "Planning Week" in New Jersey on behalf of NJPO's 50th anniversary.[1]:189

In 1989 NJPO proudly accepted the New Jersey Association of Planning and Zoning Administrators as an affiliate of NJPO. NJAPZA is an educational resource to municipal land use administrators and zoning officers. [6]


  1. ^ a b c Klinghoffer, Judith A (1989). The Citizen Planner: The History of the New Jersey Federation of Planning Officials. New Brunswick, N.J.: Center for Urban Policy Research Press. ISBN 978-0882851303. 
  2. ^ "Affiliates". New Jersey State League of Municipalities. 
  3. ^ "New Jersey Planning Officials". Volunteer Match. [unreliable source?]
  4. ^ New Jersey Federation of Planning Officials (1988). 50th Anniversary: The New Jersey Federation of Planning Officials Commemorative Journal. New Jersey Federation of Planning Officials. [unreliable source?]
  5. ^ "New Jersey Planning Officials". New Jersey Environmental Digital Library. Rutgers University. [unreliable source?]
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