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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.

Dawn Fantasia (R)
Dawn Fantasia (R)
Director
(Term 1/1/19 to 12/31/21
)


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


Chris Carney
Chris Carney
County Commissioner
(Term 1/1/19 to 12/31/21
Fulfilling term, eff. 1/30/21)


Sylvia Petillo (R)
Sylvia Petillo (R)
County Commissioner
(Term 1/1/17 to 12/31/22
)


Herbert Yardley (R)
Herbert Yardley (R)
County Commisioner
(Term 1/1/18 to 12/31/20
)


Upcoming Meetings & Agenda

April, 2021
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Apr, 28, 6:00 PM Zoom
May, 2021
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, May, 12, 6:00 PM Zoom
Wed, May, 26, 6:00 PM Zoom
June, 2021
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Jun, 9, 6:00 PM Zoom
Wed, Jun, 23, 6:00 PM Zoom
July, 2021
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Jul, 14, 6:00 PM Zoom
Wed, Jul, 28, 6:00 PM Zoom
August, 2021
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Aug, 11, 6:00 PM Zoom
September, 2021
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Sep, 8, 6:00 PM Zoom
Wed, Sep, 22, 6:00 PM Zoom
October, 2021
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Oct, 13, 6:00 PM Zoom
Wed, Oct, 27, 6:00 PM Zoom
November, 2021
Date/Time Place View Files
Tue, Nov, 9, 6:00 PM Zoom
Tue, Nov, 23, 9:00 AM Zoom
December, 2021
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Dec, 8, 6:00 PM Zoom
Tue, Dec, 21, 9:00 AM Zoom
January, 2022
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Jan, 5, 6:00 PM Reorganization - TBA

Recent Meetings & Minutes

April, 2021
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Apr, 14, 6:00 PM Zoom View 04/14/2021 6:00 PM Agenda View 04/14/2021 6:00 PM Video View 04/14/2021 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
March, 2021
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Mar, 31, 5:00 PM Zoom View 03/31/2021 5:00 PM Agenda View 03/31/2021 5:00 PM Audio
Wed, Mar, 24, 6:00 PM Zoom View 03/24/2021 6:00 PM Agenda View 03/24/2021 6:00 PM Minutes View 03/24/2021 6:00 PM Video View 03/24/2021 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
Thu, Mar, 11, 6:00 PM Zoom View 03/11/2021 6:00 PM Agenda View 03/11/2021 6:00 PM Video View 03/11/2021 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
Wed, Mar, 10, 6:00 PM Zoom View 03/10/2021 6:00 PM Agenda View 03/10/2021 6:00 PM Video View 03/10/2021 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
February, 2021
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Feb, 24, 6:00 PM Zoom View 02/24/2021 6:00 PM Agenda View 02/24/2021 6:00 PM Minutes View 02/24/2021 6:00 PM Video View 02/24/2021 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
Wed, Feb, 10, 6:00 PM Zoom View 02/10/2021 6:00 PM Agenda View 02/10/2021 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
January, 2021
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Jan, 27, 6:00 PM Zoom View 01/27/2021 6:00 PM Agenda View 01/27/2021 6:00 PM Minutes View 01/27/2021 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
Wed, Jan, 13, 6:00 PM Zoom View 01/13/2021 6:00 PM Agenda View 01/13/2021 6:00 PM Minutes View 01/13/2021 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
Wed, Jan, 6, 6:00 PM Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center View 01/06/2021 6:00 PM Agenda View 01/06/2021 6:00 PM Minutes View 01/06/2021 6:00 PM Video View 01/06/2021 6:00 PM Audio/Docs