Valley Celebrates Community Development

News | 4/22/2019

Valley Celebrates Community DevelopmentWayne, N.J. - Monday, April 22, 2019 - Valley Bank celebrated the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey’s 30 Years of assuring that New Jersey’s residents have safe, affordable homes in thriving communities of their choice. Over 300 individuals attended to share their enthusiasm for the community development sector that contributes $500 million every year to New Jersey’s economy.  This total includes contributions from the Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program into which Valley has contributed over $4 million, most recently $350,000 in 2018.

Among the honorees, were Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, Michellene Davis, Esq., EVP, RWJBarnabas Health and Wayne Meyer, President, New Jersey Community Capital. Additionally, Joseph Della Fave, ED, Ironbound Community Capital and Barbara Dunn, ED Paterson Habitat for Humanity.  The Rising Leader Award was presented to Carmen Gandulla, Director of Community Development for Jersey City.

About the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ
The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey is the statewide association of more than 250 community development corporations, individuals and other organizations that support the creation of affordable homes, economic opportunities, and strong communities. For more information on the Network, visit

About Valley
As the principal subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp, Valley National Bank is a regional bank with approximately $32 billion in assets. Valley is committed to giving people and businesses the power to succeed. Valley operates more than 200 branches across New Jersey, New York, Florida and Alabama, and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable team dedicated to meeting customer needs. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy. To learn more about Valley, go to  or call our Customer Service Center at 800-522-4100.