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Board of County Commissioners

Board of County Commissioners

Sussex County is governed by a five member Board of County Commissioners. The members are elected at large to serve three-year terms. In Sussex County, it is not unusual for a Commissioner to spend between 30 and 40 hours a week on activities related to the part-time position.

The Commissioners are the center of legislative and administrative responsibility in Sussex County, and as such, perform a dual role. As legislators they draw up and adopt a budget, and in the role of administrators, they are responsible for spending the funds they have appropriated.

The Commissioners set policies for the operation of four main departments: Dept. of Central & Shared Services; Dept. of Engineering & Planning; Dept. of Finance & Library Services; and Dept. of Health & Human Services, plus twelve Divisions, and a number of boards, commissions, authorities and committees. Members of the Board of Commissioners also serve on the Boards of School Estimate for the Sussex County Technical School and the Sussex County Community College.

Actual day-to-day operation of the Departments is overseen by the County Administrator, who is appointed by, and reports to, the Board of County Commissioners.

County Government also addresses such regional issues as Strategic Growth, solid waste disposal, water quality, the maintenance of County roads and bridges, Farmland Preservation and Open Space, and the County Library System.

Bills List Budgets Elections Information Meeting Recordings Meeting Schedules

Jill Space
Jill Space
Director
(Term: 1/23 - 12/25)

Chris Carney
Chris Carney
Deputy Director
(Term: 1/22 - 12/24)

Jack DeGroot
Jack DeGroot
Commissioner
(Term: 1/24 - 12/26)

William Hayden
William Hayden
Commissioner
(Term: 1/23 - 12/25)

Earl Schick
Earl Schick
Commissioner
(Term: 2/24 - 12/24)

Upcoming Meetings & Agenda

June, 2024
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Jun, 26, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey
July, 2024
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Jul, 10, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey
Wed, Jul, 24, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey
August, 2024
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Aug, 14, 6:00 PM RESCHEDULED TO 8/21/24 View 08/14/2024 6:00 PM Other Docs
Wed, Aug, 21, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 08/21/2024 6:00 PM Other Docs
September, 2024
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Sep, 11, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey
Wed, Sep, 25, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey
October, 2024
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Oct, 9, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey
Wed, Oct, 23, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey
November, 2024
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Nov, 13, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey
Tue, Nov, 26, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey
December, 2024
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Dec, 11, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey
Wed, Dec, 18, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey
January, 2025
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Jan, 1, 6:00 PM Reorganization - Location TBD

Recent Meetings & Minutes

June, 2024
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Jun, 12, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 06/12/2024 6:00 PM Agenda View 06/12/2024 6:00 PM Video View 06/12/2024 6:00 PM Audio
May, 2024
Date/Time Place View Files
Thu, May, 23, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 05/23/2024 6:00 PM Agenda View 05/23/2024 6:00 PM Video View 05/23/2024 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
Wed, May, 22, 6:00 PM (RESCHEDULED TO 5/23)
Wed, May, 8, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 05/08/2024 6:00 PM Agenda View 05/08/2024 6:00 PM Video View 05/08/2024 6:00 PM Other Docs
April, 2024
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Apr, 24, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 04/24/2024 6:00 PM Agenda View 04/24/2024 6:00 PM Other Docs
Wed, Apr, 10, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 04/10/2024 6:00 PM Agenda View 04/10/2024 6:00 PM Minutes View 04/10/2024 6:00 PM Video View 04/10/2024 6:00 PM Other Docs
March, 2024
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Mar, 27, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 03/27/2024 6:00 PM Agenda View 03/27/2024 6:00 PM Minutes View 03/27/2024 6:00 PM Video View 03/27/2024 6:00 PM Other Docs
Wed, Mar, 13, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 03/13/2024 6:00 PM Agenda View 03/13/2024 6:00 PM Video View 03/13/2024 6:00 PM Other Docs
February, 2024
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Feb, 28, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 02/28/2024 6:00 PM Agenda View 02/28/2024 6:00 PM Minutes View 02/28/2024 6:00 PM Video View 02/28/2024 6:00 PM Other Docs
Wed, Feb, 14, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 02/14/2024 6:00 PM Agenda View 02/14/2024 6:00 PM Minutes View 02/14/2024 6:00 PM Video View 02/14/2024 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
January, 2024
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Jan, 24, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 01/24/2024 6:00 PM Agenda View 01/24/2024 6:00 PM Minutes View 01/24/2024 6:00 PM Other Docs
Wed, Jan, 10, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 01/10/2024 6:00 PM Agenda View 01/10/2024 6:00 PM Minutes View 01/10/2024 6:00 PM Video View 01/10/2024 6:00 PM Other Docs
Mon, Jan, 1, 12:00 PM Reorganization - Sussex County Historic Courthouse, 3 High Street High, Newton, NJ 07860 View 01/01/2024 12:00 PM Agenda View 01/01/2024 12:00 PM Minutes View 01/01/2024 12:00 PM Video View 01/01/2024 12:00 PM Other Docs
December, 2023
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Dec, 27, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 12/27/2023 6:00 PM Agenda View 12/27/2023 6:00 PM Minutes View 12/27/2023 6:00 PM Video View 12/27/2023 6:00 PM Other Docs
Wed, Dec, 13, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 12/13/2023 6:00 PM Agenda View 12/13/2023 6:00 PM Video View 12/13/2023 6:00 PM Other Docs
November, 2023
Date/Time Place View Files
Tue, Nov, 21, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 11/21/2023 6:00 PM Agenda View 11/21/2023 6:00 PM Video View 11/21/2023 6:00 PM Other Docs
Wed, Nov, 8, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 11/08/2023 6:00 PM Agenda View 11/08/2023 6:00 PM Minutes View 11/08/2023 6:00 PM Video View 11/08/2023 6:00 PM Other Docs
October, 2023
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Oct, 25, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 10/25/2023 6:00 PM Agenda View 10/25/2023 6:00 PM Minutes View 10/25/2023 6:00 PM Video View 10/25/2023 6:00 PM Other Docs
Wed, Oct, 11, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 10/11/2023 6:00 PM Agenda View 10/11/2023 6:00 PM Minutes View 10/11/2023 6:00 PM Video View 10/11/2023 6:00 PM Other Docs
September, 2023
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Sep, 27, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 09/27/2023 6:00 PM Agenda View 09/27/2023 6:00 PM Minutes View 09/27/2023 6:00 PM Video View 09/27/2023 6:00 PM Audio
Wed, Sep, 13, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 09/13/2023 6:00 PM Agenda View 09/13/2023 6:00 PM Minutes View 09/13/2023 6:00 PM Video View 09/13/2023 6:00 PM Audio
Wed, Sep, 6, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 09/06/2023 6:00 PM Agenda View 09/06/2023 6:00 PM Video View 09/06/2023 6:00 PM Other Docs
August, 2023
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Aug, 9, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 08/09/2023 6:00 PM Agenda View 08/09/2023 6:00 PM Minutes View 08/09/2023 6:00 PM Video View 08/09/2023 6:00 PM Other Docs
July, 2023
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Jul, 26, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 07/26/2023 6:00 PM Agenda View 07/26/2023 6:00 PM Minutes View 07/26/2023 6:00 PM Video View 07/26/2023 6:00 PM Other Docs
Wed, Jul, 12, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 07/12/2023 6:00 PM Agenda View 07/12/2023 6:00 PM Video View 07/12/2023 6:00 PM Other Docs
June, 2023
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Jun, 28, 6:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 06/28/2023 6:00 PM Agenda View 06/28/2023 6:00 PM Video View 06/28/2023 6:00 PM Other Docs