New Jersey State League of Municipalities • 107th Annual Conference
November 15-17, 2022 • Atlantic City Convention Center • #njleague

Courtenay Mercer

Executive Director
Downtown New Jersey
344 Grove Street, Ste 251
Suite 251
Jersey City,  
United States


Courtenay D. Mercer, PP, AICP is the Principal of Mercer Planning Associates, a boutique land use planning firm specializing in comprehensive planning and strategic community engagement. With substantial public and non-profit sector experience, Mercer has overseen diverse and complex projects within all types of communities. In her current role, and as the former Director of Planning at the NJ Office of Smart Growth and NJ Director of the Regional Plan Association, Mercer has been at the forefront of policy and planning initiatives of state and regional significance. Capitalizing on her non-profit leadership experience, organizational management skills, and planning background, Mercer also serves as Executive Director of Downtown New Jersey - a non-profit education and advocacy organization centered around downtown revitalization. Mercer is a Trustee on the Board of the American Planning Association and was formally the President of the NJ Chapter. Mercer has a Masters of City & Regional Planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.


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