Monday, March 25, 2013
A high school senior, an EMT and a teacher are among the women who will be honored next week for their service to the community.
Six women, ranging from a high school senior to a fire and rescue squad worker, have been chosen for the Outstanding Women of Burlington County Award. The winners are chosen from several areas of exceptional service by the Burlington County Advisory Council on Women. All of the winners will be honored at a banquet on Thursday, March 28, at Merion Caterers in Cinnaminson. The banquet provides a forum to explore and learn more about the often-unpublicized activities of the award winners. Tickets are $50 and may be obtained by contacting Kim Mattson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 609-265-5529. Read up on all the winners in the gallery above. Provided by the Burlington County Office of Public Information
Monday, February 18, 2013
In an effort to make government officials more accessible, the county has added a new comment feature to its website.
Have something to say to Burlington County officials? Now there’s an easy way to do it. The county website now has a new electronic comment form, located in the website footer at the bottom of each page of the county website (in the lower lefthand corner look for “Comments Form”). The new form will allow residents to more easily provide comments and feedback to the county government. “This effort to communicate with our residents in a more direct and effective manner is another component to our transparency plan,” said Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly. “The new comment form will make our county government more accessible and make it easier for residents to learn more about the many programs and services we offer.” Donnelly added that the …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Burlington County's logo will be getting a makeover with help from local high school students.
Creative high school students have a chance to become a part of Burlington County history. The county kicked off a new logo contest this week, and is seeking submissions from high school students. Students are asked to submit original designs for a new logo that will build upon the county’s new tagline: “South Jersey Starts Here.” The current logo, pictured here, depicts a covered wagon crossing a bridge. “Our county seal is a part of our history and will stay a part of the county, but we are looking for a logo that represents what is happening in the county now and also take us into the future,” said Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly. The logos will be judged for originality, creativity, relevance to the county and connection with the …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The five-point plan includes road meetings and the launching of a new Facebook page, Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly announced Tuesday.
Burlington County unveiled a five-point government “transparency plan” Tuesday, designed to provide residents with easier access to meetings, budgets and other documents, and allow more time to review upcoming agendas. As part of the plan, the county will launch a new Facebook page this week to provide residents with real-time updates on programs and services posted on the county’s official website, and which will allow visitors to the page to offer constructive feedback. “Hopefully, this entrée into social media will give more residents a front row seat to county business, and an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about programs and services,” said Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly. Donnelly added that the board of freeholders …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Freeholder director asks bridge commission to weigh potential energy savings for residents and businesses.
Burlington County Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly has called upon the Burlington County Bridge Commission to provide technical assistance to municipalities that are considering community-wide energy aggregate contracts to procure utility bill savings for their residents and businesses. Donnelly also reached out to Commission Chairman John B. Comegno II and asked that the commission evaluate the merits for a countywide or multi-town energy aggregate program, to determine if such an arrangement—if found to be feasible—could generate even greater savings to homeowners. “State deregulation has opened the door for aggregate energy contracts, and recent media reports suggest that we could be looking at significant savings for every resident and…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Two new freeholders were also installed at the Burlington County reorganization meeting on New Year's Day.
Delivering a “State of the County” address that underscored a continuing commitment to lower taxes and that officially unveiled three new initiatives, including the creation of a new Department of Cultural Affairs, Joe Donnelly, a Cinnaminson resident, was sworn in as director of the Burlington Board of Chosen Freeholders for the second time in his five-year tenure. Pledging to make “county government a stronger player in the economic and social well-being of our constituents,” Donnelly made cultural diversity a theme of his message. He said the new department would ensure that county government recognized and fostered “a culturally rich, inclusive and inviting climate, whether the issue be education, the arts or human needs.” The …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Burlington County Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio says if residents spent $20 more a month at county businesses, more than $40M would be injected into the local economy.
As part of a continuing effort to bolster business and job growth in Burlington County, the board of freeholders recently announced the initiation of a “Buy Local” campaign, to encourage residents to spend more of their retail dollars regionally. In the near term, the Buy Local initiative will be advanced through a marketing and informational plan; the message will be disseminated through interaction with and special events with businesses and business organizations, through the Internet and through regular county publications. “We view this as another economic development tool, aimed at bolstering local business at the cash register, while sending a powerful message to potential new businesses that county government supports economic …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Incumbent Mary Ann O'Brien, a former Medford Township Council member, is seeking her second term on the board of freeholders.
Name : Ms. Mary Ann Collette O'Brien Date of birth : 28 September 1958 Place of residence : Medford Attended college : Yes College : Pennsylvania State University Degree : Bachelor of Arts in General Arts & Sciences, Minor in Political Science Year of graduation : 1980 University : University of Dayton Degree : Masters in Business Administration Year of graduation : 1985 University : University of Dayton Area of research : Juris Doctorate Year of graduation : 1983 Job titles held : Attorney Employers : Crammer, Bishop, Marczyk & O'Brien Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: Burlington County Freeholder Chamber/district: Freeholders are elected at-large Incumbent: Yes First elected: 3 November …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio, a longtime union carpenter with several years experience as an elected official, is seeking his second term on the board of freeholders.
Name : Mr. Bruce David Garganio Date of birth : 02 August 1962 Place of residence : Florence Township Attended college : Yes College : Mansfield University Degree : N/A Year of graduation : N/A Job titles held : Union Carpenter for nearly 30 years Employers : North East Regional Council of Carpenters Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: Burlington County Freeholder Incumbent: Yes First elected: November 3, 2009 Previous elective offices : Florence Township Council; Florence School Board Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : N/A Address 223 High Street Mt Holly, NJ 08060 Name : Katie Gibbs Title : Executive Director Website : www.burlcogop.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/…
Friday, September 28, 2012
Burlington County freeholders will present a proclamation honoring the corporation in recognition of its 100th birthday this year.
Burlington County freeholders will present Lockheed Martin with a proclamation Saturday naming September 29 as Lockheed Martin Day, in recognition of the corporation's 100th birthday this year. Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio and Deputy Director Joseph Donnelly will present the proclamation to the company during Lockheed Martin Family Day, an event the company holds every few years where employees get to show their family and friends a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the world of Lockheed Martin. Visitors will get to enjoy lessons on some of the company’s most important products and programs, meet other members of the employee family, and partake in fun games and activities. Information provided by the Burlington County Office of …