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The Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders consists of seven members who are elected to three-year, staggered terms. In 2019, two members will be elected.The Freeholders have executive and legislative responsibilities governing the County. One of the largest responsibilities of the Freeholders is the adoption of the annual fiscal budget for all County agencies and services, and Camden County’s 37 municipalities. Individual Freeholders are appointed as liaisons to county departments and oversee areas such as law enforcement, education, transportation/roads, waste management, etc.

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  • Claire Gustafson
    (Rep)

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    Nicole Nance
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

If serving as a Freeholder now, describe your experience working with community organizations and other areas of local government. If this would be your first time serving, discuss your prior experience working with civic, community, or governmental organizations.

What do you consider the top priority(ies) in the next County budget and how will you minimize impact on taxpayers? Please discuss no more than three priorities.

Is there any specific department/agency you consider particularly in need of attention (oversight, auditing, and/or additional funding) and if so, why?

What do you consider the most important issue(s) facing Camden County today and how would you address the issue(s) as a Freeholder? Please discuss no more than three issues. This question may be answered in video format. If you choose to respond with a YouTube video, limit your video to approximately 2 minutes.

What is your opinion of shared services both at the county and municipal level? Shared services describes the practice of centralizing certain business or administrative functions that were once performed in separate locations, typically to save costs.

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Nicole Alisha Nance, BBA is a licensed minister at GateKeepers Ministries International under the direction of its founders Dr. James & Pastor Deana Treadwell. Professionally, Nicole serves as the Founders' Executive Administrator and helps to run the day to day operations of GateKeepers Ministries International. Nicole sits on the GateKeepers Supreme Board of Stewards & oversees the financial department. In 2002, she completed a 10 month course sponsored by the Camden Empowerment Zone on how to empower your community. From 2006 to 2015, she volunteered with the Camden City Mayors Youth Council & served as the Co-Chair for the last 2 years of its existence. Nicole is an active member of the Camden City District Council Collaborative Board.
1. Potholes 2. Property Taxes 3. Pension Funds Accountability I would like to minimize the impact on taxpayers by finding a way to see where every dollar is going. Are the funds that are available within the budget necessary to go to the areas that they are going. Can project dollars be minimized with projects still getting excellent quality. Can more dollars within the existing budget go to filling the potholes or repaving more roads. Why do pension dollars keep getting touched?
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Financial Accountability 1. Potholes 2. Property Taxes 3. Pension Funds Accountability I would like to minimize the impact on taxpayers by finding a way to see where every dollar is going. Are the funds that are available within the budget necessary to go to the areas that they are going. Can project dollars be minimized with projects still getting excellent quality. Can more dollars within the existing budget go to filling the potholes or repaving more roads. Why do pension dollars keep getting touched?
I think it depends on the communities and neighborhoods. Are 2 communities or neighborhoods behaving like one community? If shared services will save costs without the community losing out on ANY services, then I’m okay with it BUT if not, then don’t do it.