Leonard C. Desiderio

Board of Chosen Freeholders
Title: Freeholder 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.

Leonard C. Desiderio, mayor of Sea Isle City since 1993, was elected freeholder in 2002.

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 Freeholders’ 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 Economic Development District. Freeholder Desiderio was recognized by the New Jersey Conference of Mayors as Freeholder of the year 2004.

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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