Cultural & Heritage Commission

(Created by Resolution 72-54)
The Salem County Cultural and Heritage Commission is a public agency whose members are appointed by the County Commissioners to represent the cultural and heritage interests of the 15 municipalities of the County. The Commission serves all the people of Salem County while addressing the arts and historical communities, and seeks opportunities to involve minority and special needs constituents.

Salem County Cultural and Heritage Commission
Fifth Street Office Complex, 110 Fifth Street, Suite 400, Salem, NJ 08079
Alyssa Caltabiano
Phone: 935-7510  ext. 8384


Meetings are First Thursdays of each month at 5:30 PM at the Ware Agricultural Complex in Pilesgrove, NJ. Meetings may be virtual due to the pandemic; check with the office for updates.

2022 Meeting Dates – Open to the Public

  • January 6
  • February 3
  • March 3
  • April 7
  • May 5
  • June 2
  • July 7
  • August 4
  • September 1
  • October 6
  • November 3
  • December 1

460 Hollywood Ave, Carneys Point, NJ 08069


Members are appointed by Resolution.

  • Alyssa Caltabiano, Director Tourism and Cultural Affairs
  • Chair: Tom Mason
  • Vice Chair: Paul Kranz
  • Secretary: Annette Devitt, Secretary
  • Treasurer: (open)
  • Bonny Beth Elwell
  • Patricia Grenier
  • W. Pete Michel
  • Cyndi Nolan
  • County Commissioner Liaison: Ed Ramsay
  • County Commissioner Alternate:  Scott Griscom

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Main County Offices:
110 Fifth Street
Salem, NJ 08079
856.935.7510 (Main)

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SJCA Virtual Connection Sessions

On Thursday, December 16th, 2021 at 3:00 PM, join SJCA as we come together to network, discuss relevant topics from the field, and share updates and information. This month, Diane Felcyn, New Jersey State Council on the Arts Program Officer, will join us to share...

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