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 Chosen Freeholders

John W. Risley


201 S. Shore Rd.
Northfield, NJ 08225
(609) 645-5900
FAX: (609) 645-5922

Term expires 2020

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County Asset Review Committee, County-Wide Tax Assessment Committee and Public Health and Environment Committee


911 Central Dispatch Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, Committee Opposing Casino Gaming Outside of Atlantic City, Green Tree Golf Course Committee, Jail Committee, Public Safety Committee, Solid Waste Oversight Committee and Veterans Affairs Committee


Atlantic County Institute of Technology and Special Services School District Board of School Estimate, Cultural and Heritage Advisory Board, New Jersey Association of Counties Second Alternate, South Jersey Economic Development District (SJEDD) and South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO)


John Risley was elected Freeholder-at-Large in November 2011 and Vice Chairperson in 2014 and 2016. He previously served on the Board of Freeholders from 1995 to 2004. Freeholder 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 35 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 children, Ashley, John, III and Harold.

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