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Herbert J. Yardley, MA, REHS
Administrator, Health Officer

Herbert J. Yardley, MA, REHS

Herbert Yardley is the Administrator/Health Officer of the Department of Environmental and Public Health Services and has over 36 years of experience in Public Health. He received his undergraduate degree from Newark State College (Kean University} and received his masters from Montclair State University. Mr. Yardley started his career in Edison Township and has also worked in Warren County. He played an instrumental role in establishing and developing the Denville Health Department and was the first Health Officer in Denville Township. Mr. Yardley has lectured at Warren County Community College and East Stroudsburg University on a variety of public health topics such as septic design and inspection; management; leadership; dealing with personnel matters in the workplace; and communicating with governing bodies. He also retains one of the few licenses as an instructor of the Food Manager Certification Program. He has been a resident of Sussex County for 28 years and has raised his family here.

As Administrator, Mr. Yardley oversees all programs within the Department of Environmental and Public Health Services and performed an instrumental role in the consolidation of all the local public health departments in Sussex County. These programs include the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program, Environmental Health, Public Health Nursing, Special Child, Mosquito Control, HAZ-MAT, Weights and Measures, and Medical Examiner's Office. The Health Department currently provides health and environmental services to all 24 municipalities in the county. Since September 11, 2001, the field of Public Health has expanded to include preparedness for terrorist events involving biological and chemical agents. The department also works in conjunction with other public safety agencies.

Mr. Yardley served on the governing body of Stillwater Township for 12 years, has successfully negotiated labor contracts with law enforcement agencies and the department of public works, and served as Mayor three (3) consecutive times. He is a current member and past Treasurer of the New Jersey Health Officer's Association and has acted as an advisory resource on public health matters for the New Jersey League of Municipalities. Mr. Yardley served as president for the State of New Jersey's Public Health Council and continues to serve as a member of that organization.

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