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Board of County Commissioners

Dawn Fantasia (R)
County Commissioner
(Term 1/1/22 to 12/31/24)
Dawn Fantasia (R)

Franklin Borough

Dawn Fantasia grew up in Ogdensburg and moved to Franklin Borough in 2011; she has been a Sussex County resident for thirty years. She is a single parent of three children: Maria, Aidan, and Lila. She graduated from Wallkill Valley Regional High School, completed her undergraduate degree at Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia, and continued her studies with Rutgers Center for Effective School Practices. Most recently she earned an MS in Educational Leadership from Capella University as a recipient of the national Project Working Mom scholarship program.

Dawn has served Franklin Borough since 2014 in a variety of roles. She served on the planning board, zoning board, and was first appointed to the economic development committee in 2014. She has been on the Franklin Borough Council for three years, and has served on multiple council subcommittees including finance, personnel, public safety, and buildings and grounds. Dawn was appointed Council President in 2018. During her tenure she helped pass the Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) in order to put in place a means of supporting Franklin’s dedicated first responders. Additionally, services for seniors and veterans are issues close to Dawn’s heart due to her past work and volunteer experience with Meals on Wheels, and the military service of her father and both grandfathers.


Department of Central and Shared Services, Department of Engineering and Planning (Alternate), Agricultural Board (Alternate), Open Space Committee (Alternate), Division of Health, Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Partnership, Budget Committee, Child Advocacy Center, Ginnie's House, Arts and Heritage Council.

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