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Lucy Vandenberg

Senior Program Officer
Fund for New Jersey


Lucy Vandenberg is the Senior Program Officer for The Fund for New Jersey. She previously served as the Executive Director of PlanSmart NJ, a statewide non-profit research and planning organization that advocates for smart growth. She has a broad background in land use planning, community development, housing, and urban revitalization. She is a licensed professional planner. Lucy Vandenberg formerly served as a Planning and Redevelopment Aide in the City of Camden where she created new energy-efficiency programs for the City and worked to develop strategies to revitalize abandoned properties. Previous to this, Ms. Vandenberg was the Executive Director of the NJ Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) from 2003 until 2010, where she supervised a staff of 25 and worked with municipalities to provide their fair share of affordable housing under the Mt. Laurel Supreme Court decisions. Earlier in her career, she served as the Senior Policy Advisor for housing and urban revitalization in Governor James E. McGreevey’s administration. From 1997 to 2002, Ms. Vandenberg worked in the non-profit sector, serving as the Associate Director of the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ, a statewide association of affordable housing and community development organizations working to build communities. She has an M.S.W. in policy and planning from Rutgers University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. Ms. Vandenberg is a member of the Trenton Board of Education.