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

James A. Bertino

District 5

Buena Borough, Buena Vista Township, Corbin City, Egg Harbor City, Estell Manor, Folsom, Hamilton Township (Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 12), Hammonton, Mullica Township and Weymouth

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

Term expires 2021

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Parks Committee, Pinelands Review Committee, Roads and Bridges Committee and Solid Waste Oversight Committee


County Code Review Committee, County-Wide Tax Assessment Committee and Shared Services Committee


Agriculture Development Advisory Board, Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA), Parks and Environment Advisory Board and Solid Waste Advisory Commission (SWAC)


Serving the residents of the western portion of the County, Freeholder James "Jimmy" Bertino was appointed Fifth District Freeholder in January 2011.   As the liaison to the Agriculture Development Board since 2012, Jim is committed to maintaining and conserving farmland and strengthening the agricultural economy in Atlantic County. A staunch advocate for protecting the County’s waters and lands from pollution, Jim is also the Freeholder representative to the Atlantic County Utilities Authority and Chairperson of the Ad-Hoc Solid Waste Oversight Committee. He has served on numerous Committees including the Tourism/Economic Development Committee and currently chairs the Roads and Bridges Committee.  

Freeholder Bertino served as a Hammonton Councilman from 1997 to 2011 and Deputy Mayor. As councilman in Hammonton, he served as Chairperson of the Water and Sewer Committee and member of the following Hammonton Town Committees: Highway Department, Law and Order, Master Plan, Business and Industry, Administrative, Shade Tree, MUAC, Rent Control, Parks and Recreation, Planning Board, Environmental Commission and Education.

In 2000, Jim was honored with the American Hometown Leadership Award. He is currently a member of the NJ Farm Bureau, Hammonton Historical Society and Knights of Columbus. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Oak Grove Cemetery and the Board of Directors of the Hammonton Recreation Club, Inc. Jim is a lifelong resident of Hammonton where he resides with his wife Hope. They are the parents of three children, Jackie, Jimmy, Jr. and Michelle.

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