Serves as the legislative branch of County Government.
201 S. Shore Road
New Jersey
United States
+1 (609) 645-5900
+1 (609) 645-5922

Board of County Commissioners

John W. Risley, Jr., Vice-Chairman


201 S. Shore Rd.
Northfield, NJ 08225
FAX: (609) 645-5922

Term expires 2023

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Public Health and Environment Committee 


Budget and Finance Committee, Education and Schools Committee, Jail Committee, Shared Services Committee and Solid Waste Oversight Committee 


Cultural and Heritage Advisory Board, Economic Development Advisory Commission, South Jersey Economic Development District (SJEDD) and South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO)


John Risley was re-elected Commissioner-at-Large in November 2020 and Vice Chairperson in 2014, 2017, 2020 and 2021. He previously served on the Board of Freeholders from 1995 to 2004. Commissioner Risley has devoted a lifetime of public service as a past president of the Mainland Regional Board of Education, a Linwood City Councilman, former President of Somers Point City Council and most recently, past Deputy Mayor for Egg Harbor Township.   John is the owner and President of L. O. Thomas and Company, Inc. a FINRA/SIPC member investment firm founded in 1929. He has been guiding clients with investment advice for over 40 years. John is a member of M. B. Taylor Lodge in Hammonton and a Past Master of Keystone Lodge in Linwood. John resides in Egg Harbor Township with his wife, Dawn and childrenAshley, John, III and Harold.

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