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For Immediate Release

Monday, November 7, 2022

County Executive Dennis Levinson and County Commissioners to be Recognized for First Consolidated Court in NJ

Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson and the Board of County Commissioners will be recognized with a 2022 New Jersey Municipal Managers Association award for the creation of the Central Municipal Court of Atlantic County, the first consolidated court of its kind in the State of New Jersey.

The NJMMA cited the county’s efforts to provide a more efficient and cost-effective court for participating municipalities and their taxpayers. The award will be presented during the annual New Jersey League of Municipalities conference held in Atlantic City, November 15-17.

Levinson is a longtime proponent of shared services to reduce duplication and provide cost savings to taxpayers.

“A consolidated municipal court was an opportunity for Atlantic County to embark on a unique shared service for the benefit of our taxpayers to help alleviate some of the burden of living in highest taxed state in the country.”

In 2020, Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson invited the county’s 23 municipalities to explore the feasibility of a countywide municipal court. Then State Senate President Steve Sweeney endorsed the concept and introduced legislation to establish a regional municipal court under the authority of county government. The legislation was signed into law in August 2021 and the court opened in January 2022.

The court is located at 5905 Main Street, Mays Landing, in the historic county courthouse. It currently hears cases from 10 participating towns as well as all filings issued by the New Jersey State Police and other state agencies such as the Division of Gaming Enforcement.

“Atlantic County is proud to be a model for the rest of the state and we will continue to pursue initiatives that reduce costs and serve the best interests of our residents,” added Levinson.

Levinson said is gratified by this most recent recognition as well as the many awards he has received throughout his career, including County Executive of the Year, Man of the Year, Distinguished Citizen Award, Community Builders Award, Distinguished Service Award, Veterans Advocate Award, and more.

 

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