Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders

The Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders is a Board of 7 people who govern Bergen County, New Jersey alongside the Bergen County Executive.

Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Leadership
Chair
Mary J. Amoroso (D)
Vice Chair
Dr. Joan M. Voss (D)
Chair Pro Tempore
Steve Tanelli (D)
Structure
Seats7
Length of term
3 years
Website
Bergen County Freeholders

ResponsibilitiesEdit

The Board is responsible for creating the laws for Bergen County. Most importantly the Board is responsible for creating and adopting a yearly budget for the County.[1]

Party affiliationEdit

Affiliation Members
  Democratic Party 7
  Republican Party 0
Total 7

SessionsEdit

2019Edit

In 2019 the Board chose Freeholder Germaine Ortiz to serve as Chair of the Board, making her the first Latina to do so.[2]

This was also the first time that the Board had been entirely lead by women: with Mary Amoroso serving as Vice Chair and Joan Voss and Chair Pro-tempore.

Previous SessionsEdit

Year County Executive Seat 1 Seat 2 Seat 3 Seat 4 Seat 5 Seat 6 Seat 7
2014[3]



Kathleen A. Donovan (R)

David L. Ganz (D)

Joan Voss (D)

John A. Felice (R)

Maura DeNicola (R)

Steve Tanelli (D)

James Tedesco (D)

Tacy Silna Zur (D)

2015

James Tedesco (D)

Thomas Sullivan (D)

2016
2017[4]

Germaine Ortiz (D)

Mary Amaroso (D)

2018
2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bergen County Board of Freeholders". co.bergen.nj.us. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "Ortiz to lead Bergen Freeholders". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders". Wayback Machine. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders". Wayback Machine. Retrieved June 2, 2019.