January 28, 2022
Dear Friends,

It’s easy to look back at 2021 and focus on what we have lost. But it is just as easy to see the tremendous turmoil as an indicator of a changing status quo around equity and justice and our adaptability to an unrelenting virus as a sign of strength and resilience. While we lament our losses, we also embrace these changes, celebrate our gains, and at all times learn new lessons for the work ahead.

In this spirit, we reflected on our 2021 accomplishments in New Jersey Future’s annual Year in Review. This document highlights our most significant breakthroughs and illustrates our unflagging commitment to our key interest areas: infrastructure, coordinated state-wide development, climate risk, and local redevelopment, with a commitment to advancing policies and practices that support healthy and resilient communities for everyone. It encapsulates the very best of New Jersey Future and demonstrates not only what we have accomplished in 2021, but what we are capable of achieving in 2022.

As you join us in reflecting on another eventful year at New Jersey Future and across the state, we hope our proven creativity, adaptability, and focus will inspire you to support our work. A contribution of at least $50 makes you a New Jersey Future member for one year.
With great hope in the new year,
Pete's signature
Pete Kasabach
Executive Director
Founded in 1987, New Jersey Future is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes sensible and equitable growth, redevelopment, and infrastructure investments to foster healthy, strong, resilient communities; protect natural lands and waterways; increase transportation choices beyond cars; provide access to safe, affordable, and aging-friendly neighborhoods; and fuel a strong economy for everyone. New Jersey Future does this through original research, innovative policy development, coalition-building, advocacy, and hands-on strategic assistance. Embracing differences and advancing fairness is central to New Jersey Future’s mission and operations. New Jersey Future is firmly committed to pursuing greater justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion through its programs, internal operations, and external communications.