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Board of County Commissioners


Chris Carney
County Commissioner
(Term 1/1/19 to 12/31/21
Fulfilling term, eff. 1/30/21)
Chris Carney

Frankford Township

Dedicated to the betterment of his community, Chris Carney embodies what it means to be a public servant.

County Commissioner Christopher Carney assumed office in 2021, filling the recent vacancy. Prior to serving the people of Sussex County, Chris was the Mayor of Frankford Township where he fought to keep local government lean and efficient. He led efforts to protect local citizens personal freedoms and combat overburdening mandates from Trenton – principles he deeply believes in.

A 20-year member of the American Legion, Commissioner Carney’s father served our nation in Vietnam in the Air Force and again in Operation Desert Storm as a member of the Army National Guard. The impact his service had on him as a young man led then Mayor Carney to spearhead the fundraising, construction and completion of the Frankford Veteran’s Memorial to honor all those who served.

Raised in Vernon, Commissioner Carney spent his formative years in Wantage, attended High Point Regional and then completed course work in the Mesa Arizona Community College System before returning back to Sussex County to start a family.

Prior to his elected service, Carney served as a member of the Park Commission and led efforts to protect local open space – he also served as the board’s Chairman. Active in the community, when he is not working his day job as a 20-year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 825 – Chris can be found coaching local youth, helping them develop the important life skills competitive team sports can provide.

Chris and his wife, an elementary teacher, continue to raise their three boys and two dogs in Frankford and are parishioners of St. Thomas the Apostle in Sandyston. 

COMMISSIONER LIAISON APPOINTMENTS

Division of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Prosecutor, Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority, Economic Development Partnership, Commissioner Alternate - Planning Board, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, River Management Council.

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