Local Environment Matters

aka ANJEC   |   Mendham, NJ   |
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EIN: 23-7123285


The mission of the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions is to achieve responsible and sustainable use of New Jersey's natural resources and protection of environmental health.

We are a statewide organization that provides leadership, education, and support for environmental commissions and other local boards and public officials, and partners with other organizations to advocate for strong state and regional environmental policy.

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Executive Director

Ms. Jennifer M Coffee

Main address

PO Box 157

Mendham, NJ 07945 USA

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Subject area info


Natural resources

Water resources


Information and communications

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NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (C05)

Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Training Courses for Local Environmental Protection

ANJEC offers courses to train environmental commissioners and other local officials on actions they can take to protect the environment and preserve natural resources. The courses are filled with practical advice and include case studies from communities throughout New Jersey.

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Quarterly magazine is the only New Jersey statewide periodical that offers timely, in-depth articles on issues of local environmental concern

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Staffed Resource Center answers questions from local officials and interested citizens on how they can protect the environment in their communities. The Resource Center also maintains the website that provides extensive information on topics of local environmental concern.

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ANJEC News is a biweekly enewsletter summaring environmental news highlights for the past two weeks. ANJEC news also covers upstream and downstream news as environmental drivers and consequences occur beyond the borders of New Jersey. ANJEC News is opt-in , with over 3000 subscriptions and its own url:

Population(s) Served

Typically our annual Congress is an all day in person event. In 2020, like all of our programming since March, became virtual. One-two hour presentations were held on multiple days throughout the month of October. Programming included messages from Gov. Phil Murphy and Sen. Cory Booker. Acting Director of the New Jersey Department of Envirmental Protection, Shawn LaTourette, made two presentations and the Keynote speaker, Judith Enck spoke on environmental policy update. Presentation topics included Climate Resilience Initiatives and Programs, Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management, Environmental Justice Advances, Clean Energy Projects, etc. The annual Environmental Achievement Awards were conferred for projects around the state.
All presentations are available on ANJEC Views - YouTube.

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Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2019 AUDIT
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.03 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 14% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSIONS’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $114,046 -$69,438 $146,200 $25,442 -$159,224
As % of expenses 15.2% -9.3% 16.2% 3.0% -18.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $110,311 -$74,139 $141,824 $20,843 -$164,382
As % of expenses 14.6% -9.9% 15.6% 2.4% -18.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $768,023 $763,071 $1,097,026 $842,233 $856,206
Total revenue, % change over prior year 13.6% -0.6% 43.8% -23.2% 0.0%
Program services revenue 3.8% 2.6% 1.9% 1.9% 2.4%
Membership dues 9.6% 11.1% 7.9% 10.8% 10.4%
Investment income 1.7% 1.9% 1.2% 1.0% 1.5%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 82.2% 77.7% 84.7% 86.0% 82.6%
Other revenue 2.7% 6.7% 4.3% 0.3% 3.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $749,649 $743,931 $904,717 $859,890 $871,459
Total expenses, % change over prior year 11.6% -0.8% 21.6% -5.0% 0.0%
Personnel 72.8% 78.9% 72.2% 76.6% 74.1%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 2.3% 2.4% 2.0% 2.0% 2.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 2.8% 3.3% 2.4% 2.2% 2.7%
All other expenses 22.0% 15.5% 23.4% 19.2% 21.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $753,384 $748,632 $909,093 $864,489 $876,617
One month of savings $62,471 $61,994 $75,393 $71,658 $72,622
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $7,869 $0 $0 $7,820 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $823,724 $810,626 $984,486 $943,967 $949,239

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2022
Months of cash 2.1 1.8 8.3 5.3 5.6
Months of cash and investments 15.4 13.9 11.8 15.4 13.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 10.3 9.2 9.5 10.2 11.7
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2022
Cash $134,149 $108,499 $629,226 $381,653 $409,454
Investments $825,513 $754,916 $262,155 $719,494 $558,195
Receivables $17,701 $40,116 $76,184 $13,274 $86,615
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $44,388 $44,388 $45,419 $53,239 $61,917
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 69.9% 80.5% 88.3% 84.0% 87.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 26.0% 27.9% 5.6% 15.2% 4.3%
Unrestricted net assets $654,277 $580,138 $721,962 $742,805 $859,130
Temporarily restricted net assets $3,205 $1,807 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $77,726 $77,726 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $80,931 $79,533 $198,634 $213,817 $161,034
Total net assets $735,208 $659,671 $920,596 $956,622 $1,020,164

Key data checks

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Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Ms. Jennifer M Coffee

Jennifer M. Coffey, Executive Director, joined Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) in July 2014. For 10 years prior, she served as the Policy Director for central New Jersey's first watershed association, the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association. She chaired the Upper Freehold Environmental Commission for seven years and also served as a member of the Planning Board. Jennifer is a member of the New Jersey State Water Supply Advisory Council and the New Jersey Society of Women Environmental Professionals. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Stockton University and dual Master's Degrees in Environmental Policy and Environmental Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 01/10/2024
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Board chair

Ms. Barbara Vadnais

Muirhead Foods

Term: 2021 - 2024

Ray Cywinski

Suez Water

John Thonet

Thonet & Asso.

Stephen Souza

Princeton Hydro

Meishka Mitchell

Coopers Ferry

Kenneth Miller

SBC Global

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes