Freeholder Carmen G. Rodriguez
Carmen G. Rodriguez
520 Market Street 12th Floor
Camden, NJ 08102
Term - January 2011 to December 2013.
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Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez is an American success story. Born in Puerto Rico, she came to America with her parents when she was four. Her family lived in Philadelphia before moving to Camden. Education was her parents’ dream for her and Carmen made that a reality.
After graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School with honors, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biological science with a minor in Spanish from Rutgers University. She went on to earn two Master’s degrees: A Master of Education degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from the College of New Jersey and a Master of Chemistry Education from the University of Pennsylvania.
As she earned her advanced degrees, Carmen returned to her roots to teach science in both Camden City and Audubon school districts. She has teaching certificates in Physical Science, Biological Science, Bilingual Science and K-8 education. She currently teaches physics and chemistry at Brimm Medical Arts High School.
As a teacher and the mother of four children, Freeholder Rodriguez knows the value of strong families and the power that education brings to young people. Her education and experience as a teacher and a parent motivated her to expand her role as a public servant, becoming the first Hispanic member of the Camden County Board of Freeholders.
Her concern, kindness and compassion have reached out to touch many lives throughout the county. She is the liaison to the Board of Social Services, helping those in need. She expanded the Code Blue protocol for cold weather to include a new Code Blue Warming site in downtown Camden, where the homeless can come to get warm on the coldest winter days. She proactively works with agencies to find permanent homes for the homeless.
She has helped the Health Department maintain a level budget without reducing services and has been involved in bringing more digital access to their services by supporting online health inspections of restaurants and cafeterias throughout the county. She is liaison to the Covenant for Children, a partnership among various agencies to help children and families guided by a Children’s Bill of Rights and the Freeholders’ proclamation and support for helping children and families. She is also co-chair of the Mental Health Leadership Task Force.
Last year, Freeholder Rodriguez was honored with the Good Neighbor Award by the Camden County Branch of the American Red Cross and also received the Legislator of the Year Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Carmen lives in Merchantville with her husband and children.
Freeholder Rodriguez is the Liaison to the Following Departments and Divisions Thereof:
Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez Named Legislator of the Year
Flu Shot Phone Bank
Women's Health Conference (Videos & Pictures)
Caring for Aging Loved Ones Conference
Register for the Camden County Women’s Health Conference
Camden County Marks 20th Anniversary of ADA