Jeffrey L. Nash

Jeffrey L. Nash


Term - January 2022 through December 2024

Jeff Nash was first elected to the Camden County Board of Commissioners in 1991. He has since been re-elected ten times and is the longest serving Commissioner in the county. Jeff is the Commissioner liaison to the Parks Department, Division of Environmental Affairs, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, and Pollution Control Finance Authority. Under Jeff’s leadership, Camden County introduced Parks Alive 2025, a five-year plan to create and revitalize all parks, and recreation venues throughout the county.

Jeff has an established history of government service. He was first elected to public office in 1989 as a member of the Cherry Hill Township Council, where he served from 1990 to 1993. Once elected as County Commissioner, Jeff initially served as liaison to the county’s Department of Health and Human Services. In that capacity, Jeff helped to initiate the nationally acclaimed Child Immunization Program, the Camden County Kids Club, and establish the County YES (Youth Empowerment Service) facility.

In 1995, Jeff was elected by his commissioner colleagues to serve as Commissioner Director, a position he held for ten years. Under Jeff’s leadership, Camden County improved government programs and public access to services while eliminating waste and mismanagement. He also led efforts to expand the Camden County College campus to Camden and Cherry Hill and financed a $90 Million improvement at the Blackwood campus. He also initiated “Tech 2000” which was an innovative program that placed a computer in every public and private Camden County classroom to ensure that all students would have access to learn and use computer technology. During that time, Jeff also created the Human Relations Commission and Asian American Advisory Board.

Since 2005, Jeff has served as liaison to the Department of Parks. In addition to the Parks Alive initiative, as described above, Jeff also led efforts to preserve over 1,000 acres of open space and farmland. Related to that effort, is the planned design and construction of the county’s proposed LINK trail, a 32-mile multi-purpose trail stretching from the Ben Franklin Bridge to Winslow.

Jeff is also a noted animal advocate. In 2014, he led efforts to enact “Norman’s Law” which prevents the sale of dogs bred in the horrific puppy mills from being sold in Camden County. That law has now been replicated and enacted in over 150 municipalities and counties throughout New Jersey.

Another of Jeff’s passions in government is the revitalization of Camden City. Most notable of accomplishments was his work with the North Camden community to demolish the Riverfront State Prison which, in turn, opened development and recreational opportunities on valuable waterfront property. He also supported the county’s efforts to improve public safety in Camden as the county partnered with the State of New Jersey and Camden City governments to establish the nationally renowned Camden County Metro Police Department. In 2015, President Obama traveled to Camden to recognize the Metro’s community practice as a national policing model.

Most recently, Jeff was appointed as the CEO of the Rowan University Rutgers Camden Board of Governors which facilitates and advances the “Eds and Meds” opportunities in Camden. In 2002, Governor James McGreevey appointed Jeff to serve as the Vice Chairman of the Delaware River Port Authority. He has held that volunteer position for more than twenty years, having been reappointed by four different Governors from both political parties. In his capacity as DRPA Vice Chairman, Jeff has worked with DRPA administration to implement a new Smart Card fare collection system, rebuild the fleet of PATCO train cars, and is currently working to revitalize all PATCO stations. He is also working with New Jersey Transit and South Jersey Transportation Authority to build a new rail system in Southern New Jersey known as the Gloucester Camden Line (GCL), this new and much needed rail line will transport riders from Rowan University in Glassboro to/from Camden City. This new transportation hub will also have direct connections with PATCO and the Riverline.

Additionally, a project that has received national attention involves the creative installation of solar panels on open DRPA properties such as parking lots. The solar energy generated from these panels provides renewable energy to fuel a large amount of the electricity needed to operate PATCO; reducing the Authority’s carbon footprint, while saving millions of dollars in energy costs. The DRPA has streamlined costs and operations, resulting in no toll or fare increase for thirteen years.

In addition to his career in government, Jeff has practiced law for more than forty years. Jeff began his legal career as a staff attorney and public defender with the New York City Legal Aid Society. In 1987, he moved to the prestigious Philadelphia-based law firm of Cozen O’Connor, where he practiced law for 29 years, as a partner and shareholder. In 2015, Jeff founded The Nash Law Group, LLC., a general practice law firm based in Camden, New Jersey. In 2023, Jeff partnered with his Cozen O’Connor colleague, Raphael Perez, to form Nash Perez, LLC., a general practice firm specializing in litigation, land use, strategic planning, and public finance.

Jeff has worked on several community projects through the years. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Camden-based Volunteer UP Legal Clinic and is a member of the Jewish Family and Children Services Advisory Board. He is a past member of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey Board of Directors.

Jeff was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he graduated from James Madison High School. He received his undergraduate degree from George Washington University (B.S., 1980) and law degree from Hofstra University School of Law (J.D., 1983) where he served as the Managing Editor of the School’s labor Law Journal and was chosen to represent the school as part of its traveling Mock Trial team. Throughout his career in public service Jeff was a longtime resident of Cherry Hill and now resides in Winslow Township with his wife Krista. They have three adult children and two grandchildren.


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