Welcome to Salem County NJ

zikaLocated in the heart of the Northeast Corridor, Salem County is the Gateway to New Jersey. Visit us and Discover the Possibilities that exist in our County. I consider it an honor to serve as Freeholder Director. This website is another step toward making Salem County government open, accessible and responsible, one of my key priorities.

The next meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Salem County will be held October 5, 2016, at 7:00 PM at the Olde Courthouse, 104 Market Street Salem NJ, with a 6:00pm Workshop Meeting prior.

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Julie A. Acton
Julie A. Acton Message from Julie A. Acton, Director, Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders:
Welcome to the Salem County website.  On behalf of the Board of Chosen Freeholders, I encourage residents, visitors, and businesses to explore the many resources, programs, and services Salem County government offers.  You will find useful information; documents and forms to download; links to various government entities; and news announcements.  We are honored to have qualified and dedicated employees who provide friendly and exceptional service to those we serve.  Salem County is a wonderful place to live, work, and visit. I consider it an honor to serve the residents of this great county as your Freeholder Director.  This website serves as another avenue toward this Administration’s priorities: making Salem County government open, accessible, and responsible.

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Freeholders Julie Acton (Director), Ben Laury, Lee Ware, and Melissa DeCastro attended the Salem County Women's Services FUNdraiser event to support victims of domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Kudos to the Women's Services staff for organizing this event! Julie Acton Benjamin Laury Melissa DeCastro ... See MoreSee Less

Salem County Government shared Salem County Chamber of Commerce's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Don't forget to order your tickets for the October 13 Best of Salem County - call Karen Finlaw today at 351-2244 today

The 3rd Annual First Responder Appreciation Dinner Invitation flyer will be posted Monday morning! Check back at 8:30 am.. The first 159 Emergency First Responders to RSVP go FREE! ... See MoreSee Less

Julie Acton, Freeholder Director joined Alex DelCollo from Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Salem County to highlight Farm-to-School fresh with local peach tasting at Field Street School. The students tasted and voted on their feelings regarding the peach (loved it, liked it, tried it) and also received a full peach in the lunch line. The students again voted on their feelings regarding the peach. Julie Acton; ... See MoreSee Less

Salem County Government shared Salem County Veterans Services's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

VETERANS---Pittsgrove Township will hold a Veterans Day event Please try to attend!

Salem County Economic Development Newsletter...

The Salem County Economic Development Newsletter is being provided in an effort to keep the public informed about economic development and business development initiatives occurring within the County.

It provides general information on development in the County of Salem, including upcoming projects of interest, updates on the status of private development projects.

Please feel free to pass the newsletter on to your friends or family.
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Freeholder Bob Vanderslice, Liaison to the County Economic Development Advisory Committee, Freeholder Director Julie Acton, Freeholder Melissa DeCastro, and the Economic Development Advisory members, hosted a Mayor's Roundtable to discuss local issues. Bob Vanderslice, Melissa DeCastro; Julie Acton ... See MoreSee Less

Freeholder Melissa DeCastro awarded at the opening of the NJ Bar Foundation Juried Art Show!

The New Jersey Bar Foundation held its annual Juried Art Show on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. The New Jersey State Bar Foundation's mission is to help people better understand the law by developing programs to be used in schools and also offering free seminars and materials for the public. The New Jersey State Bar Foundation Art Show is held at the NJ Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ. It is open to those in NJ that are attorneys, judges, or involved in the legal community in the state. This year, Freeholder Melissa DeCastro was awarded at the opening of the exhibit with her submission "Fairies." The exhibit remains on display until October 24 and is open to the public. Freeholder DeCastro is pictured with her son, Charles. Congratulations Freeholder Melissa DeCastro, Esq.!
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We held our first Gov 101 class last week! We have a few seats remaining if you want to learn more about how county government works! Director Julie Acton welcomed the group, Stacy Pennington (Director of Operations, HR and Payroll) gave an overview of her duties, Katie Coleman (CFO) and Jessica Bishop (Purchasing Agent, Assistant Treasurer and Ass't Director of Operations) discussed Purchasing and the county budget, and County Solicitor Mike Mulligan explained the role of county solicitor and adjuster. ... See MoreSee Less

The Board of Chosen Freeholders recognized the Salem Health & Wellness Foundation for financially supporting many of the county initiatives! The grants received include: Alcohol & Drug treatment, expanding transportation for medical treatment, supplies for physical activity program, health screenings, flu clinic expansion, imporving pregnancy outcomes, improvements to Salem County recreation department, Are You Talking to Me program, purchase of NARCAN, purchase of AED's, support for the K-9 prorgram, Project Lifesaver Program, support for a variety of community outreach programs, support for Salem County TRIAD. Grants total: $621,563.80! ... See MoreSee Less

Salem City Veteran, Lt. Col. Doris Angelo lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the September 21 Board of Chosen Freeholders Meeting. Ms. Angelo serviced in the US Air Force from 1976-2000. Thank you for serving our country! ... See MoreSee Less

The Board of Chosen Freeholders and Salem Community College recognized Katelyn Tinkepaugh for receiving the NJAC Foundation and Investors Bank 2016 Scholarship Program Award. ... See MoreSee Less

The Board of Chosen Freeholders recognized the Salem County Art League for organizing and hosting the Salem County Art Exhibit as part of the Annual NJ Senior Citizen Art Show since 2007. ... See MoreSee Less

The Salem County Art League Senior Art Show participants and winners were recognized by the Board of Chosen Freeholders at the September 21 meeting. Congratulations to all who participated. Are you a senior and want to enter future art shows? Contact the Salem County Art League for more information! ... See MoreSee Less

Last week the Salem County Health & Human Services held their first flu clinic of the year during the drive thru clinic. Salem Community College partnered with the county to offer the clinic and the County Fairgrounds provided the site. Dr. Smick was on site as the County Health Department physician. Hosting a drive thru clinic is a great opportunity for those with small children, mobility concerns, and busy schedules. Do you know anyone in the pictures? Freeholder Director Julie Acton, Freeholder Bob Vanderslice and Freeholder Lee Ware were all on hand to thank those who made the event possible. The next flu clinic will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Salem Community College, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point. Julie Acton Bob Vanderslice ... See MoreSee Less