Welcome to Salem County NJ

Located 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.

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 business’ 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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Our Government 101 class met this week and we learned about the Department of Health & Human Services. Under the Health Dept we learned about what the Environmental Division (Shannon Gandy & Amber Hawk) staff covers and the Emergency Preparedness staff (Andrea Godshall & Connie Inmon ) responsibilities include. ... See MoreSee Less

The Government 101 class learned about the services covered under the Human Services Division of the Dept. of Health & Human Services. Gay Sommers explained the Special Child Health Program, Maggie Vaughan shared information about the Drug Abuse Treatment and Municipal Alliance Prevention Program, Sherri Hinchman discussed the services under the Aging and Disability Resource Connection and Stephanie Bradway spoke about the Specialized Transportation, and Kathy Massey explained the Office on Disabled Resources services. ... See MoreSee Less

The Freeholder Board recognized October 2015 as National Dysautonomia Awareness Month. A Proclamation was presented by Freeholder Doug Painter to Courtney Powell and her service dog Emma. Doug Painter ... See MoreSee Less

The Board of Chosen Freeholders recognized October 2015 as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Freeholder Beth Timberman presented a Proclamation to the County Department of Health, Claudia Pennington. ... See MoreSee Less

Salem County Government added a new photo. ... See MoreSee Less

The Freeholder Board presented a certificate to Quinton Baptist Church recognizing their 125th Anniversary. Pastor Richard Brennan and Joe Fedora were on hand to accept the certificate. ... See MoreSee Less

The Quinton Middle School Barbershop Quartet, under the direction of John Wernega, played the National Anthem at the October 7th Freeholder Board meeting. Thank you to the students and their families for attending and sharing their talent with us. The Freeholders presented citations to the students to mark the occasion. ... See MoreSee Less

REMINDER: Board of Chosen Freeholder Meeting tonight, October 7th, 2015, 6:00 pm is the workshop meeting and 7:00 pm is the regular Freeholder Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Salem County Olde Court House. ... See MoreSee Less

The Salem County Mosquito Control will be spraying in Pittsgrove Township and Upper Pittsgrove Township, Wednesday, October 7th from 6-10 pm. The areas are listed below. ... See MoreSee Less

Kathleen Mills, Director of Cultural Affairs and Economic Development, Julie Acton (Freeholder Director) and Doug Painter (Freeholder) presented a "Discover the Road Less Traveled" shirt while at the Wheaton Arts Festival. ... See MoreSee Less

Julie Acton (Freeholder Director) and Doug Painter (Freeholder) attended the Wheaton Arts Festival. Do you know about New Jersey's Heartland? Want to know more, please continue reading.

October 3, 2015
“Joaquin who?” was New Jersey’s Heartland’s take on not allowing a few gusts of wind and a little bit of rain to keep us away from WheatonArts Festival of Fine Craft. We formally introduced New Jersey’s Heartland to residents of the region and the thousands of tourists who flocked to Millville, NJ, on October 3 & 4 for the festival that featured artists from New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York. In attendance and honored for their contribution at the grand opening festivities were members of the Pascale Sykes Foundation, which is the driving force behind New Jersey’s Heartland’s destination marketing campaign.

The Heartland of New Jersey
What people call Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem and Atlantic Counties we call New Jersey’s Heartland.
New Jersey’s Heartland is filled with hidden gems and treasures for those who make it their home or a favorite place to visit. It’s a great place to live and raise a family, work or own a business or relax, have fun and get away.
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Last week, the Government 101 students learned more about: Agriculture, Farmland Preservation, and Planning. They also learned how: Salem County Vo-Tech School, Salem Community College and Salem County Board of Social Services interact with the County and the budget. The fourth week was another full day filled with a lot of information! ... See MoreSee Less

The Salem County One Stop Career Center held a ribbon cutting to celebrate their relocation to: 98 Market Street, Salem.
Please stop by or contact their office if you are in need of assistance looking for a job or if you are a business in search of employees and discover possible incentives that are available.
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Pictures from the first Flu Clinic. The next Free Flu Clinic will be held Thursday, October 8th, 4 - 7 pm at the Schalick High School, 718 Centerton Road, Pittsgrove. ... See MoreSee Less

More First Responder Appreciation Pictures. Two families attended the dinner to say thank you for helping their family in an emergency. Pictures Courtesy of: BJ Ayars ... See MoreSee Less