Ted Maciag has more than 25 years experience as a leader in Open Space Preservation in the State of New Jersey. As a lawyer and as an elected and appointed government official, Ted Maciag has been recognized by news organizations, environmental leaders, and public officials as a trailblazer in Open Space Preservation and Farmland Preservation in the State of New Jersey.
As a former Mayor, as a Municipal Attorney, and as an Open Space Committee member, Ted Maciag has been at the forefront of efforts that have resulted in the successful financing, closing and preservation of more than 20 farms and other large open space properties, saving more than 4,000 acres in programs including Open Space Preservation, Farmland Preservation, Green Acres, Recreation, Playing Fields, Hiking Trails and Wildlife Preservation areas.
In those efforts Ted Maciag has helped design multi-million-dollar financing efforts to successfully preserve thousands of acres of open space property over the years, assemblilng financing from State, County and Municipal government, including government grants, loans, as well as private sector funds, public-private partnerships, and conservation foundation and environmental foundation funding.
Successful Open Space Preservation usually requires creative public-private partnerships and inter-governmental financing from all levels of government, or municipal shared services agreement. Ted Maciag brings to Open Space Preservation efforts his wide-ranging experience in Federal, State, County and Municipal Government, including serving on Governor Chris Christie's Transition Team, as Special Counsel to the Governor in the Office of the Governor, Hon. Thomas H. Kean, as Washington Staff Chief to a U.S. Congressman, as Special Counsel to the County Board of Freeholders, and as a Mayor, Muncipal Attorney, Planning Board Member, Zoning Board of Adjustment Member, and Open Space Committee member. Attorney Ted Maciag has also represented New Jersey farmers and farm families in matters including Right to Farm Litigation, New Jersey Farm Law, Farmland Preservation, and related financial and real estate matters.