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Board of County Commissioners

Herbert Yardley (R)
County Commissioner
(Term 1/1/21 to 12/31/23
Herbert Yardley (R)

Stillwater Township, NJ

Commissioner Yardley was elected to the Board in November, 2017.  Mr. Herbert Yardley has over 36 years of experience in Public Health. He received his undergraduate degree from Newark State College (Kean University) and a master's degree from Montclair State University. He has had a long and distinguished career having worked in Edison Township, Warren County, Denville, and then Sussex County. He became the Administrator/Health Officer of the Department of Environmental and Public Health Services for Sussex County in 2008.

As Administrator, Commissioner Yardley oversaw all programs within the Department of Environmental and Public Health Services including 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 provided health and environmental services to 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. He has lectured at Warren County Community College and East Stroudsburg University on a variety of public health topics.

Commissioner Yardley has lived in Stillwater Township for over 36 years with his wife Pat. They have two sons Daniel and David, and have 4 beautiful grandchildren, Zachary and Drake who live in Stillwater and Amelia and James who reside in Tampa, Florida. He has served as a Stillwater Township Committeeman, a County Republican Committeeman, Deputy Mayor, and Mayor of Stillwater. He is presently a member of Stillwater Township Fire Department and Newton NJ Moose Lodge 432.

Herb can be seen throughout the County with his dog Baxter.


Department of Central and Shared Services, Department of Engineering and Planning - Commissioner Alternate, Division of Health, County Clerk, Policy Advisory Committee, Economic Development Partnership, Sussex County Historical Society, Capital Projects, Child Advocacy Center, Sussex County Community College, Sussex County Technical School, Sussex County Community College Board of School Estimate, Sussex County Technical School Board of School Estimate, New Jersey Association of Counties.

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Commissioner Yardley is frequently seen with his companion Baxter.

Yardley and Baxter

Yardley and Baxter

Yardley and Baxter

Commissioner Yardley visits The Clothesline Project on the Newton Green
April 17, 2019