From the Mayor

 Victor       Carstarphen   was   born and   raised   in   Camden, New   Jersey.  He   was   educated   through   the   Camden   public   school   system   where he graduated   from Camden High School in 1988. He later attended Temple University and graduated from the Fox School of Business in 1993.

Over the last five years, he has worked as a Senior Associate for Holmes & Company LLC, a Certified Public Accountant firm based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Victor has worked with a broad range of clients for Holmes & Company involving reviews of internal controls, Agreed-Upon Procedures (AUPs), Forensic Audits, Performance and SOC 1&2 Audit engagements. He has also been on audits of Financial Management Read more...

Notices / RFPs / Bid Requests

  • Request for Qualifications for Title Services for 2021 – 2022 for the City of Camden Redevelopment Agency

    Submit by: 05/20/21

  • Public Notice 1

    Submit by: 06/01/21



    THE CITY OF CAMDEN intends to make application to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, to the Urban Parks Grant Program for funding to address the Former RCA Building 8 at 100 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ. The Hearing will be conducted as a part of the regular City Council meeting, scheduled for June 10, 2021 at 5:00pm. To join the virtual meeting see details below:
    Join Zoom Meeting by clicking Here 
    Dial in by Phone: 1-646-876-9923, Meeting ID: 966 8551 2776, Passcode: 507322
    The Urban Parks Grant application request is $500,000. If awarded, it will fund repairs to the roof and stabilization of the façade of the Former RCA Building 8. 
    Public comments will be accepted during the meeting, and written comments on the application may be directed to Jennifer Taylor, BRS, consultant to the City of Camden Redevelopment Agency, at Please refer to the City website at for any updates with regard to the meeting.

    Public Notice  2

    Please take notice that due to the COVID-19, the City of Camden remains under a Declaration of a Public Health Emergency, and City Hall is closed.  The June 2, 2021 Monthly Caucus and June 9, 2021 Regular Monthly Meeting of the City of Camden Redevelopment Agency have been converted from in-person meetings to teleconference meetings.  The start time for both meetings remains at 6.00 PM. Members of the public may join the meetings and will be able to provide public comment by logging to: For Monthly Caucus & Regular Meeting: Click Here. (Meeting ID: 834 7106 4634 Password: 994208) or by using Dial in Number (929) 205-6099 (Meeting ID: 8347106 4634 Password: 994208).


    The meeting agenda may be viewed at the Agency website:  Formal action may be taken at these meetings as to all items discussed at the meetings.  If you have questions about the meeting you may contact the Agency at 856-757-7600.

  • What You Should Know about Coronavirus

    Submit by: 09/15/21

  • OPRA Request Form

    Submit by: 12/31/28

  • Business Entity Disclosure Certification Form (standard required form)

    Submit by: 10/30/28

From the Executive Director

The City of Camden Redevelopment Agency (CRA) welcomes you to its website. With the visionary leadership of Mayor Victor Carstarphen, the CRA is committed to moving forward the work with the City and its partners to assure that Camden Continues to Rise.  Our goal is the execution of land use redevelopment that results in revenues to the City and jobs for City residents. A particular focus is assisting to implement strategic plans of Camden's anchoring education and healthcare institutions.  We continue to work with the City in land assembly, reuse of underutilized sites, and remediation of commercial, industrial, and open space areas, including those sites for new economic and housing ventures. 

This extraordinary work continues.   

Olivette Simpson
Interim Executive Director