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201 S. Shore Road
New Jersey
United States
+1 (609) 645-5900
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Board of Chosen Freeholders

Maureen Kern

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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Green Tree Golf Course Committee Homeless Committee Jail Committee Public Health and Environment Committee Public Safety Committee Tourism/Economic Development Committee


Disability Citizens Advisory Board Mental Health Advisory Board


Maureen Kern is a life-long resident of Somers Point. She is married to Jay Phillips and has three sons, Buddy, David and Bryan. After graduating from Montclair State University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, she began her career in tourism at Caesar’s in Atlantic City. Maureen has been involved in marketing the city to conventions and corporate meetings since 1979. She is currently the National Sales Manager at Tropicana Casino and Resort. Taking the lead from her father, the legendary Lawrence “Bud” Kern, she has dedicated herself to the betterment of our community. Maureen served as a Recreation Commissioner from 2001 to 2008 in Somers Point. In addition she was elected to the Somers Point Board of Education from 2002 to 2009 serving on many committees including budget and personnel. Maureen also served for many years on the Foundation for Education. The Foundation supports annual projects and new educational ventures while raising awareness for the schools through special events and a strong community presence. She also has been a past co Chair and member of the Good Old Days Committee. The annual festival was started in her Father’s memory and all proceeds go to scholarships for Somers Point Youth who have demonstrated strong community involvement and the spirit of volunteerism. Maureen was elected as a council woman in Somers Point beginning in 2009 where she served as Council President. She was elected to her third term in 2015. The committees that Maureen served on through her time on council in Somers Point include: Finance, Budget and Insurance, Personnel Committee, Community Relations, Economic Development Advisory Commission, COAH and School and Library Review. During her time on city council Maureen was an integral part of establishing the city’s vision and master plan as well as establishing a strong Economic Development team and efforts to promote Somers Point as a destination at no additional cost to the taxpayers. The City’s School Board and on the Recreation Commission . She currently serves on the Board of the Good Old Days Committee and has formerly served on the Board of the Foundation for Education. She currently is the National Sales Manager at the Tropicana Casino and Resort. Maureen was elected to Council in 2008 and currently serves as the Council liaison to the Board of Education and to the Economic Development Advisory Committee. She is a parishioner at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church. She and her husband Jay are blessed with three sons, Buddy, David and Bryan.

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