(Camden, NJ) – On Friday, Jan. 27, Commissioner Jonathan Young Sr. will be sworn in as the president of the New Jersey Association of Counties, a non-partisan organization that advocates for legislation, regulations and policy directives that empower county governments to operate more effectively and efficiently.
“As we embark on a new year with a changing landscape, I am ready to lead NJAC as we navigate strategies to serve our respective communities,” Young said. “After three years of hardship due to the pandemic, I think this year will allow us a bit more breathing room to bring some focus back to the places we live and get back to work on the issues that we debated prior to pandemic. Together, we will continue working on making our counties more affordable and ensuring they remain the special places to live that we cherish as public servants.”
NJAC focuses on an array of issues and engages in grassroots advocacy, comprehensive research, county affiliates and outreach and unique scholarship opportunities.
“Everything that we do at NJAC is to create a happier and healthier community for our constituents in our respective counties,” Young continued. “This year, we are turning our attention to the most pressing issues, including the opioid crisis, reentry for the formerly incarcerated, enhancing and expanding green spaces, recruiting and maintaining first responders through civil service reform, and rebuilding roadways and utilities. Most importantly we will continue to work with the state legislature to eliminate unfunded mandates.”
NJAC represents a true regional form of government in the state with a unified and proactive voice and is committed to advancing innovative programs and initiatives that enhance the level of service provided and save valuable taxpayer dollars.