By: Follow South Jersey Staff
CAMDEN, N.J. – Camden County Commissioner Jonathan Young has been named first vice president of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC).
Young, who has served on the Board of Commissioners since 2015, will be officially sworn into the position during a ceremony in Trenton on January 28.
“I’m honored to take on this role as first vice president,” Young said in a press release from the county. “I’m always looking for ways to do more for the great people of Camden County and this position will allow me to do that. I’m looking forward to getting started on the board and continuing to move our county in a positive direction.”
Board of Commissioners Director, Louis Cappelli Jr., showed appreciation for the work that Young will undertake.
“The Board of Commissioners want to congratulate our colleague Jon on this important position that we know he will excel at,” Cappelli said. “Taking on this role is no small feat, it comes with great responsibility and a lot of work, so we’re very thankful that Jon will be serving on this significant statewide board representing all 21 counties.”
According to their website, the NJAC “is committed to advocating for legislation, regulations, and policy directives that empower county governments to operate more effectively and efficiently. As a non-partisan organization that represents the only true regional form of government in the State with a unified and proactive voice, NJAC is committed to advancing innovative programs and initiatives that enhance the level of service provided and save valuable taxpayer dollars.
The association’s advocacy includes “developing comprehensive position statements; testifying at committee meetings, public hearings, and other venues; leading workshops and brainstorming sessions; managing the press and public relations; and, promoting cutting edge county endeavors,” their website states.
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