Freeholder Edward T. McDonnell
Edward T. McDonnell
Freeholder Deputy Director
520 Market Street, 16th Floor
Camden, New Jersey 08102
Term - January 2011 to December 2013
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Freeholder Edward T. McDonnell was first elected to the Camden County Board of Freeholders in 1995. Professionally, he is the Vice President of Economic Development at Camden County College, responsible for all economic development program offerings, including corporate training. He is also Executive Dean of the college's Cherry Hill campus. He is a 20 year employee of Camden County College
As a Freeholder, Ed McDonnell oversees the Department of Finance which includes the Budget, Human Resources, Purchasing and Insurance. He also oversees the Superintendent of Elections and the Board of Elections. He also serves as liaison to the Battleship New Jersey.
Ed is the founder and board member of the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development, and former Chairman of the Philadelphia-based Collegiate Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development (CCWED).
Ed is a member of the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, and a Program Evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Ed is co-chair of the Camden County Alliance for Action, and a member of the State Government Committee of the Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce (SNJCC).
In addition to his educational and governmental duties, Ed McDonnell devotes much of his time working with disabled citizens. For over 30 years he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of LARC School, a school for disabled children and young adults. He has served as a member of the Regional Family Support Planning Council of the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities, and as a member of the South Jersey Advisory Board for the Epilepsy Foundation of America.
Freeholder McDonnell is a resident of Pennsauken Township and is the proud father of two daughters, Mandy and Kate.
Freeholder McDonnell is Liaison to the following Departments and Offices:
- Department of Finance
- Department of Communications & Community Affairs
- Constituent Services
- Hispanic Affairs
- Special Events
- Senior & disabled Citizens Services
- Public Affairs
- Veteran's Affairs
- Division of Budget
- Division of Human Resources
- Division of Purchasing
- Board of Elections
- Superintendent of Elections