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Camden County Freeholder - Unexpired Term

The Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders consists of seven members who are elected to three-year, staggered terms. However, this seat is for the unexpired term of a departing member. The term is two years.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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    Almar Dyer
    (Dem)

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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.

What do you consider the most important issue(s) facing our County today and how would you address the issue(s) as a Freeholder? Please discuss no more than three issues.

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.

I have had the honor of serving the community for years in various ways. I am the former vice chairman of the Pennsauken Planning Board, a volunteer with PYAA Basketball, Soccer, and Softball, as well as a Scholastics Sports youth mentor. Currently I serve on the Pennsauken Township Committee and I am the executive director of the Camden Health and Athletic Association.
Many of our county residents, especially seniors, depend on the excellent services provided by the Camden County government. My top priority would be to make sure these services are protected and properly funded to ensure there are no disruptions for our residents.
One of the most important issues facing our county and our communities is the number of individuals suffering from drug addictions and the tragic number of overdoses. I would work with the county to make sure proper programs are continued and expanded to locations in the county suffering the most.
Shared services can be a great way to reduce costs for municipalities therefore alleviating tax burdens. As long as residents do not feel the consequences of this redirection of services, it's a great way to help communities.
Nicole is very community oriented. 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 and served as the Co-Chair for the last two years of its existence. Nicole was also a part of a 13 member team from 2007-2010, Operation Cease Fire, a government funded program to help address gang violence in Camden, NJ. Since 2006, she has been an active member of the Camden City District Council Collaborative Boards, a Camden city based grassroots community organization. In February 2020, Nicole became Executive Director for the Non Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey.
I consider the top priorities within the next County budget should be infrastructure issues and taxes. One of my goals to minimize impact on taxpayers is to present a couple of ideas that show how current resources could meet the concerns of the community. If you would like to hear more, please follow me on Facebook and stay tuned for candidate forums.
I believe that the most important issues facing our county today is how to move forward successfully as a community in the aftermath of COVID 19 along with community relations with law enforcement. If you would like to hear more, please follow me on Facebook and stay tuned for candidate forums.
I believe that shared services can be an asset in certain communities where there is an agreement between government and residents with the end result being a better quality of life for all within those communities.