Leonard C. Desiderio

 
Board of County Commissioners
Title: Commissioner Vice Director
Phone: 609-465-1065
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Leonard Desiderio


Director of Consumer Affairs, Public Offices, and Public Safety


 Freeholder Responsibilities

Animal Shelter, Consumer Affairs/Weights & Measures, County Clerk/Adjuster, Fire Marshal, Human Resources, Medical Examiner, Prosecutor, Public Safety Training Center, Risk Management & Safety, Sheriff's Department/Correctional Center and Surrogate.


Freeholder Liaison

Emergency Medical Care Council, Firemen's Association, Insurance Fund Commissioner, Public Safety Training, South Jersey Legal Services, Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Volunteer Fire Companies.


Biography

Leonard C. Desiderio, mayor of Sea Isle City since 1993, was elected what was then known as Freeholder in 2002, but the position was renamed to Commissioner in 2021. Desiderio is a member of the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization, Sea Isle City Planning Board, Sea Isle City Ambulance Corps, Elks Lodge BPOE 1290, Southern New Jersey Commissioners’ Association, New Jersey Association of Counties and past president and current member of the Cape May County League of Municipalities. Desiderio is a member and current Chairman of the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization. Commissioner Desiderio was recognized by the New Jersey Conference of Mayors as Freeholder of the year 2004 and 2015. Desiderio’s community involvement includes sponsoring both the St. Patrick’s Day and Columbus Day Parades in Sea Isle City as well as sponsoring numerous charitable events and playing Santa Claus for needy children in the county since 1997. Desiderio received his BA degree in Social Sciences and History from Thomas Edison College. A native of Nutley, New Jersey, Desiderio became a full-time resident of Sea Isle City in 1983 and is president of Sea Isle Inn, Inc., a family owned and operated business. Desiderio is married to wife Carmela and they have 1 daughter, Carmela.

 

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