County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
June 28, 2019

Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Monmouth County Office of Shared Services, issued the following statement regarding New Jersey Assembly Bills A1100 and A4390:

“On behalf of the Board of Chosen Freeholders, I am flattered to be included in the ‘Common Sense Shared Services Pilot Program.’ However, it is important to note that Monmouth County has been at the forefront of shared services initiatives for nearly a decade.

It would be a misrepresentation to consider Monmouth County as a ‘pilot’ when the County has truly been the pioneer of shared services and paved the way for other counties to streamline the process, create greater cost savings for taxpayers and offer new revenue opportunities. Since its creation in 2011, shared services in Monmouth County have generated over $40 million.

All 53 municipalities share some type of service with the County. Whether it is municipal police departments, fire departments, first aid squads, authorities, commissions, public school or institutions of higher learning, all shared services have been positively impacting municipal budgets while delivering quality services to residents. If anyone needs assistance in creating a successful shared service program, please do not hesitate to reach out to Liz Perez, Monmouth County’s fulltime Shared Services Coordinator at 732-431-7460, ext. 2115.”

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