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Northfield, N.J. 08225
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Frank D. Formica, Chairman
James A. Bertino, Vice-Chairman
Colin G. Bell, At-Large
John L. Carman, District 3
Ernest D. Coursey, District 1
Richard R. Dase, District 4
Alexander C. Marino, At-Large
Will Pauls, At-Large
John W. Risley, At-Large

Atlantic County
Board of Freeholder Meetings
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Board of Chosen Freeholders
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OATH OF OFFICE, September 8, 2015. Atlantic County Sheriff’s Officers.  (left to right) Undersheriff Stephen Caldwell, Sheriff Frank Balles, Officer Ian Brown, Officer William Schellhas III, Officer Jonathan Camp, Officer Anthony Gonzalez, Officer Joseph Ripa, Officer Braun Hurley. Back row Undersheriff Michael Petuskey and Chief Keith Fane.

Freeholder Meeting
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
File is in PDF format.View Packet

Next Freeholder Meeting
Scheduled for
Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Meeting Schedule

Atlantic County Legislative Public Records Resource Center

An accurate record and central repository of the official actions and vital records of the Atlantic County Board of Freeholders.

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Code of Atlantic County
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In 1974, Atlantic County voters changed the county governmental form under the Optional County Charter Law to the executive form. The charter provides for a popularly-elected executive and for a nine member freeholder board, responsible for legislation. The freeholders are elected to staggered three-year terms. Five of the freeholders represent equally populated districts; four are elected from the county-at-large.

Board of Chosen Freeholders

2015 Atlantic County Board of Freeholders
Seated (left to right): Ernest Coursey; John Risley; Frank Formica, Chairman; James Bertino, Vice Chairman; Sonya Harris, Clerk
Standing (left to right): Roger Steedle, Counsel; John Carman; Colin Bell; Richard Dase; Alexander Marino; Will Pauls