Jeff Pierson is a lifelong resident of Cape May County and was appointed to fill the vacant Freeholder Kristine Gabor’s seat on October 25, 2016. As Freeholder, he is the Director of Health and Human Services overseeing Aging/Disabilities Services, Mosquito Control and Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP.) Also, Freeholder Pierson serves as a liaison to a number of Human Services and non-profit agencies and commissions in the county.
Prior to becoming Freeholder he served as an Upper Township Committeeman from January 6, 2015 until October 24, 2016. As a Committeeman he was responsible for Public Safety, EMS Division, Court System, Animal Control and participated on numerous committees and organizations within the township. He also was the Veterans Interment Officer for the Cape May County Veterans Bureau.
Freeholder Pierson’s professional background is serving in the United States Army and New Jersey Army National Guard for 42 years retiring as a Brig. Gen.; six years as Undersheriff Correctional Division, Cape May County Sheriff’s Office; and State Government in several positions within the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
Freeholder Pierson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Roger Williams University, a Master’s Degree and Certificate in Administrative Science, as well as a Doctorate in Humane Letters from Fairleigh Dickenson University. He attended the Army Command & General Staff College and the Army War College, as well as numerous other military and civilian schools.
Freeholder Pierson has numerous military and civilian decorations, awards, letters of appreciation and letters of commendation. He resides in Marmora where he is a member of the Marmora Volunteer Fire Company, Past Master of Cannon Lodge #104 Free & Accepted Masons, and Past President of the Ocean City-Upper Township (Noon) Rotary Club. His wife Sara passed away in 2013, and his three children Christine, Jennifer and Jeff Jr. are all married, live within Upper Township and have blessed him with 13 beautiful grandchildren.
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