The Metro staff holds numerous professional certifications, are members of major industry organizations and have received various awards and commendations.


  • New Jersey Licensed Professional Planners
  • American Institute of Certified Planners
  • Certified Credit Compliance Professional: Affordable Housing

Organizations and Memberships

  • American Planning Association (APA) and APA NJ Chapter
  • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO): Affiliate Member
  • New Jersey U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI): Affiliate Member
  • Congress for New Urbanism
  • Founding Member and Chairperson: Monarch Housing (A Non-Profit Organization Designed to Expand Supportive Housing Options for Persons with Disabilities)
  • New Jersey Housing and Community Development Network (HCDN): Board Member 

Awards and Commendations

  • Governor's 2014 Excellence in Housing and Economic Development Award for Walter G. Alexander Redevelopment, Orange, NJ
  • Honorable Mention 2014 Merit Award Program by the Monmouth County Planning Board to Gregory School, an Affordable Housing Historic Conversion for Seniors, Long Branch, NJ
  • NJAPA Planning Award: Outstanding Adaptive Re-Use, Jersey City School 18, Conversion to 28 Affordable Apartments
  • New Jersey Chapter APA: B. "Budd" Chavoosian Award for Outstanding Professional Planner.
  • GIS Awards: State and county GIS Mapping Competitions
  • Commendation: New Jersey Assembly Housing Task Force NJHMFA Operations
  • Commendation: New Jersey Association for the Advancement of the Mentally Handicapped