County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
September 15, 2023

Nominations being sought for Monmouth County
2023 Planning Merit Awards Program

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that the Division of Planning is accepting nominations for the 2023 Monmouth County Planning Board’s Planning Merit Award Program.

“The Planning Merit Award Program recognizes plans, projects, programs, individuals, municipalities, businesses, community leaders and stakeholder organizations that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of planning and planning outcomes in Monmouth County,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone. “The purpose of the awards is to honor exceptional examples of planning in Monmouth County and to inspire others to pursue the same level of planning achievement and excellence.”

“The Monmouth County Planning Board invites and encourages anyone to submit what they believe to be an outstanding nomination for consideration in the 2023 Planning Merit Award Program,” said Commissioner Ross F. Licitra, liaison to the Monmouth County Planning Board. “Nominations can be made in four categories: Creativity and Innovation; Development and Redevelopment; Environmental, Resilience, Sustainability and Regeneration; and Historical Preservation and Restoration.”

Nominations may be submitted by any individual or organization. Projects, plans, and programs must be located in Monmouth County and have been completed or fully implemented between Sept. 1, 2022 and Sept. 30, 2023. The deadline for the receipt of completed entries is Oct. 10, 2023 and applications must be submitted online.

Nomination applications are available at To learn more, contact the Monmouth County Division of Planning at or 732-431-7460 for assistance.

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