Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone was sworn in to a three-year term on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Jan. 6, 2011. Currently serving his second term year in office, he was director of the Board of Chosen Freeholders in 2013 after serving as deputy director in 2012.
Prior to his election as a freeholder, Tom Arnone served as an elected official in Neptune City. As mayor, from 2004 through 2010, he was instrumental in the acquisition of more than $1.5 million in grants and the successful revitalization of underutilized areas in the community. As a council member from 1997 through 2003, Arnone held positions as Police Commissioner, Public Works Commissioner and the Finance committee chairman.
During his tenure in Neptune City, Arnone also served as the director of the Neptune City Office of Emergency Management. He also served the Neptune City community as a member of the Land Use, Planning, and Recreation boards as well as the Shade Tree Commission, Environmental Committee, Community Development Block Grant committee and the Alliance to Prevent Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
Arnone has been active in statewide professional organizations. He became president of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors in 2010 after serving a term as the Vice President. He is also an active member of the New Jersey League of Municipalities as a member of the State Resolutions Committee and Nominating Committee.
Tom Arnone is a graduate of Neptune High School and attended Brookdale Community College. Arnone is currently the Vice President of Property Management at PRC Group, West Long Branch. Previously, he owned and operated a small business in Monmouth County for 30 years.
Freeholder Arnone and his wife, Catherine, reside in Neptune City with their daughter, Lauren.