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Board of County Commissioners


Jill Space
Director
(Term: 1/23 - 12/25)
Jill Space
Phone: 973-579-0210
Fax: 973-383-1124
E-Mail: jspace@sussex.nj.us

Wantage (R)

Jill Space was selected by the Sussex County Republican Committee to fill a vacancy on the Commissioner Board on April 30, 2022. Jill is proud to be a Sussex County girl! She attended Franklin Elementary School and Wallkill Valley High School before her family moved to Wantage Township. She graduated from High Point Regional High School in 1990.

She has been married to her high school sweetheart Parker for 29 years. Together they own and operate his family business, Space Farms Zoo & Museum, NJ’s longest family owned tourist attraction started in 1927 by Parker’s Grandparents. Since the young age of 22, Jill has been fully responsible for all indoor operations and financial aspects of the business.  Jill understands how important small businesses are in Sussex County. She is also a member of the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce.

Jill learned the importance of community service as a child while being a local girl scout. As an adult she served 4 years as a girl scout leader. She served many years as an active member on the Sussex Wantage PTO. She also served on the Wantage Recreation Committee.

Jill has been a member of the Sussex County Republican Committee for nearly two decades. She served as the first vice chair from 2007-2022. She has been serving as a Republican State Committeewoman since 2009. All of which are volunteer positions. In 2016, she was a delegate representing New Jersey at the Republican National Convention. She was also the female representative from New Jersey to sit on the platform committee.

Jill is the mother of three grown children Hunter, Lindsey and Kelsey. All three attended Sussex County Charter School of Technology and have graduated from Sussex County Technical High School. She is a new grandmother of Weston Thomas Space born 5/8/22.

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COMMISSIONER LIAISON APPOINTMENTS

Division of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Board of Elections, Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority, Water Quality Management - Policy Advisory Committee, Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Partnership, Budget Committee, Workforce Investment Board, Sussex County Technical School, Commissioner Director - Planning Board, Technical School Board of School Estimate, New Jersey Association of Counties (1st Alternate).

MUNICIPAL LIAISON APPOINTMENTS:

  • Branchville Borough
  • Frankford Township
  • Lafayette Township
  • Sparta Township
  • Sussex Borough
  • Walpack Township