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Burlington County Freeholder Director Kate Gibbs announced today that the Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously reappointed County Administrator Eve Cullinan to a new three-year term during the Board’s public meeting yesterday evening.
“As we end Women’s History Month, I am so pleased we will continue to have Eve Cullinan as our county administrator,” said Freeholder Director Gibbs. “We have a proud tradition of women in positions of leadership at the county and Eve is certainly one of them. She has successfully carried out the Freeholder Board’s commitment to smaller, more fiscally responsible government, while still investing in important programs that improve the quality of life for our residents.”
Under Administrator Cullinan’s leadership, Burlington County’s property tax levy has been cut by $10 million and county spending is down $29.2 million since 2010, and the size of county government has been reduced by 34% over the last ten years. Burlington County government spends fewer tax dollars per resident than any other county in New Jersey.
Administrator Cullinan worked side-by-side with the Freeholder Board and Rowan College at Burlington County to establish the partnership with Rowan University and launch our groundbreaking 3+1 path to earning a four-year degree for under $30,000; far less than what most colleges charge for a single year.
In 2017, the County’s Office on Aging distributed more than 167,000 meals through our Meals on Wheels program to less fortunate seniors, while providing 1,200 residents with market vouchers to buy New Jersey produce at farmers markets and stands. Burlington County is a statewide and nationwide leader in land preservation, with over 61,000 acres of protected farmland and open space. The county has developed an award-winning trail system, and awards nearly $5 million in annual grants to help our towns build new ball fields and improve parks. Additionally, the County Veteran's Services Office helped local veterans and their families obtain nearly $14 million in benefits last year.
“Eve’s commitment to Burlington County residents is unwavering,” concluded Director Gibbs. “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with her during my time on the Board. She’s a role model and someone I greatly respect. I look forward to continuing our work in making Burlington County a great and more affordable place to live, work, and retire for everyone.”
In addition to Administrator Cullinan and Freeholder Director Gibbs, other women in leadership positions at the County include: Freeholder Deputy Director Linda Hughes, Sheriff Jean Stanfield, Surrogate Mary Ann O’Brien, Warden Mildred Scholtz, Health Department Director Holly Cuccuzzella, Human Services Director Shirla Simpson, Resource Conservation Director Mary Pat Robbie, Burlington County Library System Director Ranjna Das, Human Resources Director Judy Morris, Tax Administrator Dawn Gorman, and Clerk of the Board Gina Wheatley.