In 1974, Atlantic County voters changed the county governmental form under the Optional County Charter Law to the executive form. The charter provides for a popularly-elected executive and for a nine member commissioners board, responsible for legislation. The commissioners are elected to staggered three-year terms. Five of the commissioners represent equally populated districts; four are elected from the county-at-large.
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Seated, left to right: Maureen Kern; Richard R. Dase; Chairman John W. Risley, Jr.; Vice Chairman Andrew W. Parker, III; James A. Bertino Standing, left to right: Legislative Counsel Richard Andrien, Esq.; Caren L. Fitzpatrick; Ernest D. Coursey; Amy L. Gatto; Frank X. Balles; Clerk to the Board Tara Silipena