Boards & Commissions

Agriculture Development Board (CADB)

The Freeholder Board appoints members to the Burlington County Agriculture Development Board. This is a state-mandated advisory board to the Freeholder Board for farmland preservation matters as well as other issues relating to agriculture, such as the review of proposed state policy and regulations that may impact agriculture. The County Agriculture Development Board is also required to address matters that may arise as a result of the NJ Right to Farm Act and is statutorily required to handle these matters independent of Freeholder Board involvement.

Any issues found during the annual staff inspections that are not resolved between staff and the land owner are brought to the County Agriculture Development Board and the Freeholder Board for further action. The County Agriculture Development Board is also required to address matters that may arise as a result of the NJ Right to Farm Act and is statutorily required to handle these matters independent of Freeholder Board involvement.

Meetings: the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM


Board of Education: Special Services School District and Institute of Technology School District

The combined Board of Education for the Burlington County Special Services School District and the Burlington County Institute of Technology. The Board of Education of the Special Services School District and the Vocational School District were put under one board of education and administrative team in 2012. The districts operate relatively separate in day-to-day functions. The BOE consists of the county superintendent and six others who are appointed by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Meetings: Last Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM.


Board of Social Services

Learn about the Board of Social Services, when they meet, their members, and their purpose. The Board of Social Services provides support to the community such as nutritional support, cash assistance support, medical insurance support, general assistance program, adult protective services, employment programs/referrals, child support services and informational and referral services.

Meetings: 4th Wednesday of each month at 3:00 PM


Burlington County Bridge Commission

The mission of the Burlington County Bridge Commission is to provide Burlington County’s residents, commuters, and visitors with safe, accessible, and affordable bridges, roads, and facilities. We are dedicated to serving our customers courteously, and to helping Burlington County prosper by saving taxpayers money through innovative financing programs and by fostering and assisting our neighbors in their economic development and community revitalization projects to ease the burden on local property taxpayers.

Meetings: Held monthly on dates agreed by a majority of the Commission.


Children's Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee (CIACC)

This committee investigate and researches reports of inappropriate referrals of Children/Youth to the screening center, which serves adult and children who are at risk of harming themselves or others. Works in collaboration with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), Children's System of Care (CSOC) strives to ensure a seamless array of services.

Tasks: Educate and work with schools regarding the appropriate use of the Screening Center and the other resources available in Burlington County; Work with the Burlington County Enhancing Youth and Education Services (EYES) Committee to provide educational cross training with system partners. Monitor the schools that are making inappropriate referrals and provide Education

Subcommittee: Children's System Review Committee

Meetings: First Tuesday of each month at 9:00 AM


Community Development Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee, as mandated in the Community Development Citizen Participation Plan, is comprised of representatives from each of the participating municipalities (Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and 17 Freeholder appointments.  The purpose of Burlington County's Community Development Advisory Committee is to study the County's Community Development needs, prioritize funding, and recommend activities to be funded.

Meetings: As Needed


Construction Board of Appeals

Formed to allow appeals from decisions made by municipal construction officials and municipal fire officials. The New Jersey State Uniform Construction Code Act mandated that each County should create a Construction Board of Appeals to hear any appeals from within that County. 

Meetings: the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM


Emergency Services Advisory Board

The mission of the Emergency Services Advisory Board is to review the Fire and EMS emergency service’s needs, resources, and related issues within Burlington County and to provide advice to the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Meetings: First Thursday, every other month at 7:00 PM


Human Services Advisory Council

The Human Services Advisory Council reviews county-level human services activities and serves as the primary vehicle for making local recommendations to assist the freeholders and state in their decision making, among other responsibilities. Identifies the high priority human service needs for the community; Plans, coordinates and implements the State's initiatives at the county level; and provides input to the Freeholders on funding priorities and allocations.

Membership: As prescribed by N.J.A.C. 10:2-1.3; includes public and private provider representation, county government, and consumer/consumer advocates

Subcommittees: Disability Issues Committee & Missing and Abused Children Advisory

Meetings: First Tuesday of every other month at 3:00 PM


Library Commission

The Library Commission manages Library affairs, sets policy and is responsible for the library budget.

Meetings: Third Tuesday of each month


Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (LACADA)

Advisory Committee to the Freeholders on substance use disorder issues. Established and maintained to assist the County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Director and the governing body in the planning and development of a county plan. and to represent alcohol and drug treatment providers contracted by the county. Membership: Appointed by Freeholders to represent Freeholders, Court, Prosecutor, Law Enforcement, Schools, DCP&P, Military, Women, Industry, Clergy and the Community

Subcommittee: CASS (County Alliance Steering Subcommittee). Purpose: Oversight of the Municipal Alliance Program

Subcommittee: PACADA (Professional Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse) Purpose: Treatment Providers advise the LACADA on substance use disorder issues. Membership: Treatment Providers contracted with Burlington County. Meetings are open for all other interested treatment agencies to attend.

Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2 PM


Mental Health Board

The Burlington County Mental Health Board (MHB) is made up of 7-12 County residents and provides public leadership to the County in the development of mental health services. Membership is reflective of the County's population including consumers of mental health services and family members of the mentally ill. The major tasks of the Mental Health Board are: County-wide planning to assess the needs of all residents for the public mental health service delivery system and review funding applications and proposals and makes recommendations to the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). They also monitor service delivery and makes recommendations to DMHAS, respond to consumer grievances, facilitate consumer advocacy and self-help groups and encourage the development and participation in educational programs.

Subcommittees: Adult Systems Review Committee; Jail Diversion Taskforce; and Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Meetings: First Wednesday of each month at 2:00 PM


Office on Aging Advisory Council

The Older Americans Act mandates Aging Advisory Council be appointed to assist Aging Office with the development of the area plan, review and comment on programs which affect older persons.

Meetings: 4-6 meetings a year


Pinelands Commission

The New Jersey Pinelands Commission is an independent state agency whose mission is to "preserve, protect, and enhance the natural and cultural resources of the Pinelands National Reserve, and to encourage compatible economic and other human activities consistent with that purpose." The Commission's Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP) Policy and Implementation and Personnel and Budget committees meet between the regularly scheduled monthly meetings.

Meetings:  Second Friday of each month. at 9:30 AM


Planning Board

This board is responsible for reviewing proposed development projects and making decisions on them in accordance with state statutes and local bylaws and regulations. The Planning Board is also charged with long-range planning for the county.

Meetings: the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM


Rowan College of Burlington County Board of Trustees

The Rowan College at Burlington County Board of Trustees is a governing body of Rowan College at Burlington County. The Board is a 12-member group, including the Board Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Alumni Trustee, and Solicitor.


Solid Waste Advisory Council

The Solid Waste Advisory Board assists in the development and formulation of the district solid waste management plan and establishes minimum criteria for the composition of the council. Additionally, the board reviews, considers and advises the Board of Chosen Freeholders on proposed amendments and updates to the Plan.

Meetings: As-needed basis


Stormwater Management Committee

By the State of New Jersey stormwater regulation, Burlington County was required to establish an agency to review adopted municipal stormwater management plans. The Planning Board has appointed a review committee that reviews submitted draft and adopted municipal stormwater plans and ordinances for consistency with the State's stormwater regulations.

Meetings: As Needed


Transportation Advisory Committee

The Transportation Advisory Committee’s (TAC) purpose is to assist the Board of Chosen Freeholders by providing input into the development of the County’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan, providing input into NJDOT’s transportation project prioritization process within the county, major transportation projects or related issues of concern as assigned by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Meetings: set by The Senior Citizens United Community Services (SCUCS)


Veterans Advisory Committee

The mission of the Burlington County Veterans Advisory Committee is to advise the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders on the problems, interests, issues, and concerns of the Burlington County veterans community, recommend new programs, promote and protect services and benefits to veterans, consult with, advise, and cooperate with county veterans organizations and departments that serve the interest of veterans.

Meetings: Quarterly


Women’s Advisory Council

The Burlington County Advisory Council on Women was formed to address health and social service issues that affect women and families in Burlington County by raising public awareness of their needs.

Meetings: once a month at 5:30 PM


Workforce Development Board

The Burlington County Workforce Development Board (WDB) is committed to building and maintaining a workforce of the highest quality to help businesses grow or retain their workforce. The WDB serves as an alliance of the public and private sector for the purpose of coordinating planning, policy guidance and oversight of employment and training activities in Burlington County.

Meetings: Quarterly.


Youth Services Advisory Council

This Council identifies, plans, and oversees the implementation of community-based sanctions and services for juveniles charged or adjudicated as delinquent and delinquency prevention programs. They also monitor the implementation of the Youth Services Advisory Council Plan including program evaluations.

Meetings: Third Tuesday of each month at 12:30 PM


TO BE CONSIDERED FOR APPOINTMENT, SUBMIT A RESUME and COVER LETTER BY EMAIL TO appointments@co.burlington.nj.us.  Please be sure to indicate which Board(s) you would like to be considered for.