Monday, January 22, 2024
Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson has announced the addition of a new member of his administration following the unanimous approval of Stephen O’Connor by the Board of County Commissioners on January 16, 2024.
“Steve O’Connor’s vast government and administrative experience will be highly beneficial as we move forward to explore cost-effective health benefit plan options, a regional jail, the management of opioid settlement funds and capital improvement projects,” stated Levinson.
Over the past 24 years, O’Connor has served in administrator positions for Cape May County, Middle Township, Cape May Point and the City of Wildwood. Additionally, he spent several years as the Interim Executive Director for the South Jersey Economic Development District that includes representatives of Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem counties.
O’Connor holds a Master of Public Policy from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, now Stockton University.
Levinson noted that county government, like many organizations, has had difficulties in filling vacancies and attracting new hires.
“We were fortunate that Steve became available at a time when we were looking for additional assistance. He is familiar with many of our colleagues and has an understanding of what is involved in the operation of county government,” Levinson said. “He has hit the ground running and will be a tremendous asset.”
O’Connor is serving in the Department of Administration at an annual salary of $85,000.