Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders
94 Market Street. Salem, N.J. 08079

CONTACT: Deborah Turner-Fox, Clerk of the Board/Administrator

March 20, 2003

County Appoints New Superintendent of Building and Grounds Department

Jeffrey T. Ridgway Sr. of Pittsgrove Township is the newest addition to the leadership team in Salem County. At the March 19th meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholders, Mr. Ridgway was appointed as Salem County’s Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds. He will assume the position on April 7 and has been appointed to a five-year term.

Freeholder Director Kugler cited Jeff’s depth of experience as a key factor in making this appointment. "Jeff is a proven leader who will take a pro-active approach to managing our extensive county facilities," Kugler commented.

"We are very excited to have Jeff join our leadership team," commented Deputy Director Chuck Sullivan who is Chairman of the Buildings and Grounds Committee. "We are adding competent, results-oriented people to our leadership team who will be accountable for results and who will work together as a team to bring the best services for the lowest cost to the taxpayers of Salem County."

As a former employee of Tenneco Corporation, the United States Postal Service and most recently, owner and operator of Ridgway’s Lawn and Landscaping for the last seven years, Jeff has a diversity of talents. He is business savvy and will bring to this position his knowledge of customer service, quality of work effort and fiscal responsibility.

Jeff also served as field maintenance and equipment manager for the Elmer Little League. In that role, he provided much needed leadership and preventative maintenance systems at a time when the league was growing and improving its facilities.

Jeff, who currently serves as Pittsgrove Township’s Deputy Mayor, is known by his peers as a man of his word who is honest, hard working and delivers on his promises. Committeewoman Maxine Hargus, who attended the Freeholder meeting, commented " We are delighted to see Jeff step up and serve our county in this leadership role. The county is certainly getting a good man."

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