Julie A. Acton - Director
Chairman - Administration Committee
Mrs. Acton is a resident of Pennsville Township. As a Salem County Freeholder, Mrs. Acton has been active in the community serving on the United way Women's Leadership Committee, E.I. DuPont Community Advisory Panel, Salem County Women's Services Board, Meals on Wheels, Parish Council and Finance Committee for Queen of Apostles Church, former committeeperson for the Boy Scouts, Troop 15, New Jersey Governor's Board of Volunteerism, Member of the NAACP and Board of Trustees/Treasurer for Family Promise of Salem County. She has been co-fundraiser Chair for the United Way of Salem County and American Red Cross. Julie graduated from the first class of the Christine Todd Whitman Excellence in Public Service Series, and also graduated from the New Jersey Association of Counties LEAD program and National Association of Counties Leadership Institute. She is the daughter of Virgil and Jean Gross and resides with her husband, John and two sons, Jonathon and Justin. email@example.com
Ben H. Laury
Deputy Director & Chairman - Public Works
Freeholder Ben Laury is a lifelong resident of the Borough of Elmer.
Ben earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University.
Ben is the President and CEO of the successful Laury Services. Laury Services is a regional leader in plumbing, heating and HVAC, serving Southern New Jersey. Laury Services maintains facilities in Pennsville and Vineland.
Freeholder Laury has extensive experience in both the public and private sector. He began his community service as a young adult. He served 10 years on the Elmer Board of Education. Five years as President of the Board. Freeholder Laury served seven years as a member of the Elmer Borough Council. In addition, Freeholder Laury proudly served two years as President of Elmer Borough Council. Ben has served in numerous public sector positions including appointments to planning and zoning organizations.
Ben is a Licensed Professional Engineer and a Licensed Master Plumber.
Ben's commitment to community service is highlighted by his dedication to the Boy Scouts of American, Southern New Jersey Council. He has served on the Administrative Board and is proud to have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He chairs the Finance Committee of his church. Ben has been an active Rotary member for over 20 years. He is a Paul Harris Fellow.
Freeholder Laury was elected to the Salem County Board of Freeholders in 2009. As Freeholder Mr. Laury has been responsible for a variety of county services including the Office on Aging, the Office of Disability Services, the Youth Services Commission, the Drug and Alchohol Commission, the Mental Health Board, and the Continuum of Care, the Board of Social Services, and the county Planning Board.
Freeholder Laury currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Additionally, Ben is the chair of the Salem County Public Works Department, and the liaison to the Salem County Board of Social Services.
Ben and his wife Cathy have two adult children, Brittany and T.J.
Bruce L. Bobbitt
Chairman - Health Department
Mr. Bobbitt is a 32 year resident of Pilesgrove Township serving his tenth year as Freeholder. He served six years as a Pilesgrove Committeeman and two years on Pilesgrove-Woodstown Board of Education. He is a member of the Salem Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Bobbitt graduated from Penns Grove Regional High School and is a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. He has three children. firstname.lastname@example.org