The City of Trenton’s Brownfields Program was established in 1994 in response to the difficulty in funding and implementing the environmental assessment, investigation and remediation necessary to safely and successfully redevelop the City’s numerous brownfield sites. This difficulty was exacerbated by low property values and lack of private‐sector interest. In order to support the efforts of the new Brownfields Program, the Better Environmental Solutions for Trenton (BEST) Committee was established to provide support and guidance, and to be a connection to the community through outreach and education. The City of Trenton’s Brownfields Program now has a 24‐year record of success through performance and integrity, and has maintained a high level of support from the City’s leadership, a necessary component for success. City administrations have come to depend on the Brownfields Program, often being the “first in” and “last out” of many of the City’s revitalization projects.