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Board of County Commissioners

Board of County Commissioners

* On January 1, 2021 the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders became the Sussex County 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.

Anthony Fasano (R)
Anthony Fasano (R)
Director
(Term 1/1/20 to 12/31/22
)


Chris Carney (R)
Chris Carney (R)
Deputy Director
(Term 1/1/22 to 12/31/24
)


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


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


Jill Space (R)
Jill Space (R)
County Commissioner
(Fulfilling Unexpired Term 5/1/2022 to 12/31/2022)

Upcoming Meetings & Agenda

September, 2022
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Sep, 14, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center
Wed, Sep, 28, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center
October, 2022
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Oct, 12, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center
Wed, Oct, 26, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center
November, 2022
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Nov, 9, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center
Tue, Nov, 22, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center
December, 2022
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Dec, 14, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center
Wed, Dec, 28, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center
January, 2023
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Jan, 4, 6:00 PM Reorganization - Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center

Recent Meetings & Minutes

August, 2022
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Aug, 10, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 08/10/2022 6:00 PM Agenda View 08/10/2022 6:00 PM Video View 08/10/2022 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
Wed, Aug, 3, 5:30 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 08/03/2022 5:30 PM Agenda View 08/03/2022 5:30 PM Minutes View 08/03/2022 5:30 PM Video View 08/03/2022 5:30 PM Other Docs
July, 2022
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Jul, 27, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 07/27/2022 6:00 PM Agenda View 07/27/2022 6:00 PM Minutes View 07/27/2022 6:00 PM Other Docs
Tue, Jul, 26, 3:00 PM Commissioner Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, 1 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey View 07/26/2022 3:00 PM Agenda View 07/26/2022 3:00 PM Minutes View 07/26/2022 3:00 PM Video View 07/26/2022 3:00 PM Other Docs
Wed, Jul, 13, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 07/13/2022 6:00 PM Agenda View 07/13/2022 6:00 PM Minutes View 07/13/2022 6:00 PM Video View 07/13/2022 6:00 PM Other Docs
June, 2022
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Jun, 22, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 06/22/2022 6:00 PM Agenda View 06/22/2022 6:00 PM Minutes View 06/22/2022 6:00 PM Video View 06/22/2022 6:00 PM Other Docs
Wed, Jun, 8, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 06/08/2022 6:00 PM Agenda View 06/08/2022 6:00 PM Minutes View 06/08/2022 6:00 PM Video View 06/08/2022 6:00 PM Other Docs
May, 2022
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, May, 25, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 05/25/2022 6:00 PM Agenda View 05/25/2022 6:00 PM Minutes
Mon, May, 23, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 05/23/2022 6:00 PM Other Docs
Wed, May, 11, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 05/11/2022 6:00 PM Agenda View 05/11/2022 6:00 PM Minutes View 05/11/2022 6:00 PM Other Docs
April, 2022
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Apr, 27, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 04/27/2022 6:00 PM Agenda View 04/27/2022 6:00 PM Video View 04/27/2022 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
Wed, Apr, 13, 6:00 PM RESCHEDULED TO 4/6 View 04/13/2022 6:00 PM Other Docs
Wed, Apr, 6, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 04/06/2022 6:00 PM Agenda View 04/06/2022 6:00 PM Minutes View 04/06/2022 6:00 PM Video View 04/06/2022 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
March, 2022
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Mar, 23, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 03/23/2022 6:00 PM Agenda View 03/23/2022 6:00 PM Minutes View 03/23/2022 6:00 PM Video View 03/23/2022 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
Wed, Mar, 9, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 03/09/2022 6:00 PM Agenda View 03/09/2022 6:00 PM Minutes View 03/09/2022 6:00 PM Video View 03/09/2022 6:00 PM Audio
February, 2022
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Feb, 23, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 02/23/2022 6:00 PM Agenda View 02/23/2022 6:00 PM Minutes View 02/23/2022 6:00 PM Video View 02/23/2022 6:00 PM Other Docs
Wed, Feb, 16, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 02/16/2022 6:00 PM Agenda View 02/16/2022 6:00 PM Minutes View 02/16/2022 6:00 PM Video View 02/16/2022 6:00 PM Audio
Wed, Feb, 9, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 02/09/2022 6:00 PM Agenda View 02/09/2022 6:00 PM Minutes View 02/09/2022 6:00 PM Video View 02/09/2022 6:00 PM Audio
January, 2022
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Jan, 26, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 01/26/2022 6:00 PM Agenda View 01/26/2022 6:00 PM Minutes View 01/26/2022 6:00 PM Video View 01/26/2022 6:00 PM Audio
Wed, Jan, 12, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 01/12/2022 6:00 PM Agenda View 01/12/2022 6:00 PM Minutes View 01/12/2022 6:00 PM Video View 01/12/2022 6:00 PM Audio
Wed, Jan, 5, 6:00 PM Reorganization - Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 01/05/2022 6:00 PM Agenda View 01/05/2022 6:00 PM Minutes View 01/05/2022 6:00 PM Video View 01/05/2022 6:00 PM Audio
December, 2021
Date/Time Place View Files
Tue, Dec, 21, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 12/21/2021 6:00 PM Agenda View 12/21/2021 6:00 PM Minutes View 12/21/2021 6:00 PM Video View 12/21/2021 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
Wed, Dec, 8, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 12/08/2021 6:00 PM Agenda View 12/08/2021 6:00 PM Video View 12/08/2021 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
November, 2021
Date/Time Place View Files
Tue, Nov, 23, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 11/23/2021 6:00 PM Agenda View 11/23/2021 6:00 PM Minutes View 11/23/2021 6:00 PM Video View 11/23/2021 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
Tue, Nov, 9, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 11/09/2021 6:00 PM Agenda View 11/09/2021 6:00 PM Minutes View 11/09/2021 6:00 PM Video View 11/09/2021 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
October, 2021
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Oct, 27, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 10/27/2021 6:00 PM Agenda View 10/27/2021 6:00 PM Video View 10/27/2021 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
Wed, Oct, 13, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 10/13/2021 6:00 PM Agenda View 10/13/2021 6:00 PM Minutes View 10/13/2021 6:00 PM Video View 10/13/2021 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
September, 2021
Date/Time Place View Files
Thu, Sep, 23, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 09/23/2021 6:00 PM Agenda View 09/23/2021 6:00 PM Minutes View 09/23/2021 6:00 PM Video View 09/23/2021 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
Wed, Sep, 8, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 09/08/2021 6:00 PM Agenda View 09/08/2021 6:00 PM Minutes View 09/08/2021 6:00 PM Video View 09/08/2021 6:00 PM Audio/Docs