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Board of County Commissioners

Board of County Commissioners

* On January 1, 2021 the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders became the Sussex County Board of County Commissioners.

Sussex County is governed by a five member Board of County Commissioners. The members are elected at large to serve three-year terms. In Sussex County, it is not unusual for a Commissioner to spend between 30 and 40 hours a week on activities related to the part-time position.

The Commissioners are the center of legislative and administrative responsibility in Sussex County, and as such, perform a dual role. As legislators they draw up and adopt a budget, and in the role of administrators, they are responsible for spending the funds they have appropriated.

The Commissioners set policies for the operation of four main departments: Dept. of Central & Shared Services; Dept. of Engineering & Planning; Dept. of Finance & Library Services; and Dept. of Health & Human Services, plus twelve Divisions, and a number of boards, commissions, authorities and committees. Members of the Board of Commissioners also serve on the Boards of School Estimate for the Sussex County Technical School and the Sussex County Community College.

Actual day-to-day operation of the Departments is overseen by the County Administrator, who is appointed by, and reports to, the Board of County Commissioners.

County Government also addresses such regional issues as Strategic Growth, solid waste disposal, water quality, the maintenance of County roads and bridges, Farmland Preservation and Open Space, and the County Library System.

Dawn Fantasia (R)
Dawn Fantasia (R)
Director
(Term 1/1/19 to 12/31/21)

Anthony Fasano (R)
Anthony Fasano (R)
Deputy Director
(Term 1/1/20 to 12/31/22)

Sylvia Petillo (R)
Sylvia Petillo (R)
County Commissioner
(Term 1/1/17 to 12/31/22)

Herbert Yardley (R)
Herbert Yardley (R)
County Commisioner
(Term 1/1/18 to 12/31/20)

Coming Soon
Coming Soon
County Commisioner
(Term 1/1/19 to 12/31/21)

Recent Meetings & Minutes

December, 2020
Date/Time Place View Files
Tue, Dec, 22, 9:00 AM Conference Call 973-310-7191 View 12/22/2020 9:00 AM Agenda View 12/22/2020 9:00 AM Minutes View 12/22/2020 9:00 AM Video View 12/22/2020 9:00 AM Audio/Docs
Wed, Dec, 9, 6:00 PM Conference Call 973-310-7191 View 12/09/2020 6:00 PM Agenda View 12/09/2020 6:00 PM Minutes View 12/09/2020 6:00 PM Video View 12/09/2020 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
November, 2020
Date/Time Place View Files
Tue, Nov, 24, 9:00 AM Conference Call 973-310-7191 View 11/24/2020 9:00 AM Agenda View 11/24/2020 9:00 AM Minutes View 11/24/2020 9:00 AM Video View 11/24/2020 9:00 AM Audio/Docs
Tue, Nov, 10, 6:00 PM Conference Call 973-310-7191 View 11/10/2020 6:00 PM Agenda View 11/10/2020 6:00 PM Minutes View 11/10/2020 6:00 PM Video View 11/10/2020 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
October, 2020
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Oct, 28, 6:00 PM Conference Call 973-310-7191 View 10/28/2020 6:00 PM Agenda View 10/28/2020 6:00 PM Minutes View 10/28/2020 6:00 PM Video View 10/28/2020 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
Thu, Oct, 15, 6:00 PM Conference Call 973-310-7191 View 10/15/2020 6:00 PM Agenda View 10/15/2020 6:00 PM Minutes View 10/15/2020 6:00 PM Video View 10/15/2020 6:00 PM Other Docs
September, 2020
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Sep, 23, 6:00 PM Conference Call 973-310-7191 View 09/23/2020 6:00 PM Agenda View 09/23/2020 6:00 PM Minutes View 09/23/2020 6:00 PM Video View 09/23/2020 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
Wed, Sep, 9, 6:00 PM Conference Call 973-310-7191 View 09/09/2020 6:00 PM Agenda View 09/09/2020 6:00 PM Minutes View 09/09/2020 6:00 PM Video View 09/09/2020 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
August, 2020
Date/Time Place View Files
Thu, Aug, 20, 9:00 AM Conference Call 973-310-7191 View 08/20/2020 9:00 AM Agenda View 08/20/2020 9:00 AM Minutes View 08/20/2020 9:00 AM Video View 08/20/2020 9:00 AM Other Docs
Wed, Aug, 12, 4:30 PM Conference Call 973-310-7191 View 08/12/2020 4:30 PM Agenda View 08/12/2020 4:30 PM Minutes View 08/12/2020 4:30 PM Video View 08/12/2020 4:30 PM Other Docs
July, 2020
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Wed, Jul, 22, 4:30 PM Conference Call 973-310-7191 View 07/22/2020 4:30 PM Agenda View 07/22/2020 4:30 PM Minutes View 07/22/2020 4:30 PM Video View 07/22/2020 4:30 PM Audio/Docs
Wed, Jul, 8, 4:30 PM Conference Call 973-310-7191 View 07/08/2020 4:30 PM Agenda View 07/08/2020 4:30 PM Minutes View 07/08/2020 4:30 PM Video View 07/08/2020 4:30 PM Audio/Docs
June, 2020
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Jun, 24, 4:30 PM Conference Call 973-310-7191 View 06/24/2020 4:30 PM Agenda View 06/24/2020 4:30 PM Minutes View 06/24/2020 4:30 PM Video View 06/24/2020 4:30 PM Audio/Docs
Wed, Jun, 10, 4:30 PM Conference Call 973-310-7191 View 06/10/2020 4:30 PM Agenda View 06/10/2020 4:30 PM Minutes View 06/10/2020 4:30 PM Video View 06/10/2020 4:30 PM Audio/Docs
May, 2020
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, May, 27, 4:30 PM Conference Call 973-310-7191 View 05/27/2020 4:30 PM Agenda View 05/27/2020 4:30 PM Minutes View 05/27/2020 4:30 PM Video View 05/27/2020 4:30 PM Audio/Docs
Wed, May, 13, 4:30 PM Conference Call 973-310-7191 View 05/13/2020 4:30 PM Agenda View 05/13/2020 4:30 PM Minutes View 05/13/2020 4:30 PM Video View 05/13/2020 4:30 PM Audio/Docs
Wed, May, 6, 2:00 PM Conference Call 973-310-7191 View 05/06/2020 2:00 PM Agenda View 05/06/2020 2:00 PM Minutes View 05/06/2020 2:00 PM Video View 05/06/2020 2:00 PM Audio/Docs
April, 2020
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Apr, 22, 4:30 PM Conference Call View 04/22/2020 4:30 PM Agenda View 04/22/2020 4:30 PM Minutes View 04/22/2020 4:30 PM Video View 04/22/2020 4:30 PM Audio/Docs
Wed, Apr, 8, 4:30 PM Conference Call View 04/08/2020 4:30 PM Agenda View 04/08/2020 4:30 PM Minutes View 04/08/2020 4:30 PM Video View 04/08/2020 4:30 PM Audio/Docs
March, 2020
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Mar, 25, 6:00 PM Conference Call View 03/25/2020 6:00 PM Agenda View 03/25/2020 6:00 PM Minutes View 03/25/2020 6:00 PM Video View 03/25/2020 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
Fri, Mar, 20, 10:00 AM Freeholder Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, One Spring Street, Newton View 03/20/2020 10:00 AM Agenda View 03/20/2020 10:00 AM Minutes View 03/20/2020 10:00 AM Video
Wed, Mar, 11, 6:00 PM Freeholder Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, One Spring Street, Newton View 03/11/2020 6:00 PM Agenda View 03/11/2020 6:00 PM Minutes View 03/11/2020 6:00 PM Video View 03/11/2020 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
February, 2020
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Feb, 19, 7:00 PM Freeholder Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, One Spring Street, Newton View 02/19/2020 7:00 PM Agenda View 02/19/2020 7:00 PM Minutes View 02/19/2020 7:00 PM Video View 02/19/2020 7:00 PM Other Docs
Tue, Feb, 18, 5:00 PM Freeholder Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, One Spring Street, Newton View 02/18/2020 5:00 PM Agenda View 02/18/2020 5:00 PM Minutes View 02/18/2020 5:00 PM Video View 02/18/2020 5:00 PM Audio/Docs
Wed, Feb, 5, 6:00 PM Freeholder Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, One Spring Street, Newton View 02/05/2020 6:00 PM Agenda View 02/05/2020 6:00 PM Minutes View 02/05/2020 6:00 PM Video View 02/05/2020 6:00 PM Audio/Docs
January, 2020
Date/Time Place View Files
Wed, Jan, 22, 6:00 PM Freeholder Meeting Room, Sussex County Administrative Center, One Spring Street, Newton View 01/22/2020 6:00 PM Agenda View 01/22/2020 6:00 PM Minutes View 01/22/2020 6:00 PM Video View 01/22/2020 6:00 PM Audio/Docs