Lunch, afternoon plenary session and award presentations

Location: Regency Ballroom (Main Level)
Date: Fri, October 20
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Maria Maio-Messano, Director of the New Jersey State Office, US Department of Housing and Urban Development 
  • Alle Ries, Vice President, Community Reinvestment Group, NJ CRA Officer, M&T Bank
  • Award Presentations: 

2017 Exceptional Community Partner: New Jersey Policy Perspective

2017 Community Development Champion: Charles A. Richman, Commissioner, NJ Department of Community Affairs

2017 Outstanding Municipal Partners: Morris Plains, Morristown, East Orange, Gloucester City

Media Award: Asbury Park Press for “Renter Hell” investigative series


Building A Thriving NJ: Views from Trenton & Washington, DC

Panelists will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing New Jersey, as the Garden State prepares at the state level for a new Governor and new legislature as well as deals with proposed changes in Washington from the Trump Administration. Hear from these experts about what we might expect and what we can do together to make sure that everyone can afford to call NJ home.  

  • Rose Farias, Director of Urban Policy, NJ Senate Majority Office
  • The Honorable Mila Jasey, NJ Assemblywoman, Legislative District 27
  • Edward B. (Ned) Pollock, Head of Regulatory Relationships & Government Affairs, TD Bank
  • Frank Woodruff, Executive Director, National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations
  • Lucy Vandenberg, Senior Program Officer, Fund for New Jersey


Invited Guests: Gubernatorial candidates former U.S. Ambassador Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno

Frank Woodruff: Federal Tax Reform

Lucy Vandenberg: Crossroads NJ Prologue by The Fund for New Jersey

Lucy Vandenberg: Summing up housing and land use by The Fund for NJ

Lucy Vandenberg: Crossroads NJ Presentation

Asbury Park Press ‘Renter Hell’ Series

Ned Pollock CRA