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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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

Julie Acton, Freeholder Director talked about the role and duty of a Freeholder at the Carney's Point Senior Apartments. ... See MoreSee Less

Salem County Government shared Salem County NJ Cultural Heritage Commission's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Discover Autumn in Salem County!

Congratulations to Deepwater Credit Union on their Grand Re-opening. Director Julie Acton and Freeholder Doug Painter joined Jennifer Jones of the Chamber of Commerce and the officials from the Deepwater Credit Union for their ribbon cutting. Have you seen their newly remodeled bank? ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday's ribbon cutting for the newly remodeled Deepwater Federal Credit Union

Please see the attached mosquito control adulticide route for Wednesday, September 21st. The spraying will take place between 7-11pm.

Please contact the Salem County Mosquito Control at 769-3255 with any questions.
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Please see the attached mosquito control adulticide route Thursday, September 22nd. the trucks will be spraying between 5-7am, weather permitting.

Please contact the Salem County Mosquito Control at 769-3255 with any questions.
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