News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners

Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director | Sara Sooy, Commissioner Deputy Director

Melonie Marano, Commissioner | Paul Drake, Commissioner | Doug Singleterry, Commissioner

November 9, 2021

Application Deadline Extended to Nov. 19

For Leadership Somerset Class of 2022


Adults who live or work in Somerset County still have time to submit their online applications for the Class of 2022. The deadline has been extended to Friday, Nov. 19.

Information about applying to Leadership Somerset can be found at Questions can be addressed to

“I am a proud Leadership Somerset alum. I invite people to join the online Information Session to learn more about this wonderful, diverse program,” said Commissioner Melonie Marano, program liaison. “It’s a great opportunity to network with community leaders, learn more about Somerset County resources and make a positive impact in the community.”

“The program is held one day a month, beginning in January, and each session focuses on a different topic. Participants will interact with local leaders on topics like government, economy, justice and public safety, human services, community health and the environment,” said Commissioner Paul Drake, program liaison. “Throughout the year, class members will discuss capacities of positive leadership and enjoy class trips, which offer new perspectives and access to a variety of resources.”

The majority of the cost to attend the year-long adult leadership program is underwritten by the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners.  Leadership Somerset participants are asked to contribute a program fee of $425 for the year, which covers participation in all sessions, materials and meals.  Limited scholarships based on financial need are available.

For more information, visit the Leadership Somerset website at, or contact us at (908) 231-7040 or Discover Leadership Somerset on Facebook or Twitter.


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