Monmouth County Commissioner
One seat on the five member Board of County Commissioners is up for election this year.The Board is empowered with a broad scope of authority, some of which is designated to them by the State of New Jersey. Its responsibilities include both legislative and executive functions including the oversight and regulation of county property and finances. This includes the upkeep of 380 miles of county roads and nearly 1,000 bridges, maintenance of more than 15,000 acres of county park lands, providing the largest circulating library system in the state, and maintaining a AAA bond rating.Generally, the County Commissioners duties include: Preparing and adopting the county budget. Authorizing expenditures and bonds. Appointing county officials and members to boards, commissions and authorities. Supervising the administration of county government.
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Susan M. Kiley
What qualifies you for the position of County Commissioner, both personally and professionally?
What are the major issues facing Monmouth County, and how would you propose to address those issues if elected?
Cell Phone- 732-580-1116
Muhlenberg -Registered Nurse
Associates Degree in Science
BIO-Commissioner Kiley is serving her first, three-year term on the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners. In 2020, she was elected by her colleagues to serve as Deputy Director of the Board. She is the Board Liaison to the Human Services Department, including the Board of Health, Division of Aging and Disabilities, Division of County Adjuster, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Division of Planning and Contracting for Human Services, Division of Social Services and the JDAI Program.
Sue leads the Monmouth ACTS program implementation. Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Communities through Services) is an innovative public-private partnership – the first of its kind in New Jersey. It brings together County employees from the Department of Human Services and community partners on the Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC) to better the quality of life for Monmouth County residents in need of services.
Prior to joining the Commissioner Board, Commissioner Kiley served Hazlet on the Township Committee since 2014 as a Committeewoman, Deputy Mayor and Mayor. During her time in office, Commissioner Kiley served on the Land Use Board, Open Space Committee, Environmental and Economic Development Committees and Recreation Committee. She created programs for seniors, disabled veterans and small local businesses.
Sue has had a successful 30-year career in the healthcare industry before entering the political arena, first as a Registered Nurse and then in healthcare sales. Before retiring, Commissioner Kiley was a Top Producing Vice President in national healthcare sales. The impact of Superstorm Sandy on the Bayshore Community was a pivotal time in Commissioner Kiley's life. It was then that she decided to retire from her national job to become more involved in community service, and ultimately run for office.
Commissioner Kiley is an Executive Board Member of The RAINE Foundation, and Breast Intentions- both local 501C3 charities helping families in our local communities. She is on the Executive Board at Mater Dei Prep, and is on the Mater Dei Woman’s Advisory Board as well. She serves as a Board member of the Monmouth County Board of Health. She is an active member of the Monmouth County and State Federations of Republican Women. Sue is also a volunteer weekly Cantor at her church.
Sue and her husband Gene have resided in Hazlet most of their lives. They have five children and 12 grandchildren.
I started my career as a nurse and then moved into sales and marketing in the healthcare arena, When I retired, I had risen to Vice President for a $22Billion Healthcare Co. I achieved their highest global sales award twice. The training in customer service, finance, management and leadership in these large organaizations is second to none and very transferrable to other positions.
Professionally, I have been in the Commissioner role for the last 3 years. As the Commissioner who oversees Health and Human Services, I have been very busy with the COVID-19 Crisis and our response to it.
I love my role in the county and I hope to continue in it.
1. COVID 19 Virus and the aftermath- The Commissioner team has provided free testing sites, vaccination sites, and information for our residents to understand how to take care of themselves which can be found on VisitMonmouth.com. We have provided grants to small businesses and will continue to support them in the coming year
2. Taxes- We continue to fight for lower taxes imposed by the state. On the County level, we have been able to increase services while keeping taxes low.
3 Helping get people the help they need- We created Monmouth ACTS and the Financial Recovery Initiative to direct residents to services they need including, financial councelling, child care, work force training and much more.
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