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

Maureen Kern, Vice-Chairwoman

District 2

Atlantic City Ward 6, Egg Harbor Township Districts 1 and 5, Linwood, Longport, Margate, Northfield, Somers Point and Ventnor

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

Term expires 2018

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Education and Schools Committee, Facilities Committee and Tourism/Economic Development Committee


Committee Opposing Casino Gaming Outside of Atlantic City, Green Tree Golf Course Committee, Homeless Committee, Jail Committee, Public Health and Environment Committee and Public Safety Committee


Atlantic County Institute of Technology Board and Special Services School District Board of School Estimates, Commission on Women, Disability Citizens Advisory Board and Mental Health Advisory Board


Maureen Kern is a lifelong resident of Somers Point. She graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and started her professional career in tourism at Caesar’s Atlantic City. Maureen has been involved in marketing Atlantic City, with focus on marketing conventions and corporate meetings since 1979. She currently holds the position of National Sales Manager at Tropicana Casino and Resort and is a member of Meeting Professionals International. Throughout her adult life, Maureen has followed in her father’s, Lawrence “Bud” Kern, legacy of commitment and betterment of the community. He set a very strong example of volunteerism and a strong work ethic. The Somers Point Good Old Days annual festival was started in his memory and all proceeds go to scholarships for Somers Point youth who have demonstrated strong community involvement and the spirit of volunteerism. Maureen served for many years on the Foundation for Education which supports annual projects and new educational ventures, while raising awareness for the schools through special events and a strong community presence. She is also past co-Chair and member of the Good Old Days Committee. Maureen was elected to the Somers Point Board of Education from 2002 to 2009 serving on many committees including Budget and Personnel. She was also selected as Somers Point Recreation Commissioner from 2001 to 2008. Prior to being elected to the Board of Chosen Freeholders in 2016, Maureen served as a member of Somers Point’s City Council from 2009-2015 and Council President from 2012-2015. Maureen served on numerous Committees during her tenure on the Somers Point Council including Finance, Budget and Insurance, Personnel Committee, Community Relations, Economic Development Advisory Commission, COAH and School and Library Review. She was an integral part of establishing the City’s vision and master plan. Additionally, Maureen has formed a strong economic development team and initiatives to promote Somers Point as a destination location at no additional cost to the taxpayers. Maureen is married to Jay Phillips and has three sons Buddy, David and Bryan.

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