News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners

Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director | Melonie Marano, Commissioner Deputy Director

Doug Singleterry, Commissioner |  Sara Sooy, Commissioner | Paul M. Drake, Commissioner



April 7, 2022

Somerset County Celebrates National County Government Month in April

Residents Can Meet and Greet the Commissioners and County Clerk at Bridgewater Library


SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County is celebrating National County Government Month (NCGM) in April at the Bridgewater Library from April 18 to 25 with a special exhibit that displays free literature describing the broad array of programs and services the county offers. Residents will also have the opportunity to “Meet and Greet” the County Clerk Steve Peter, and Somerset County Commissioners Deputy Director Melonie Marano and Douglas Singleterry.

“NCGM gives Somerset County the chance to bring greater awareness to the public about the many valuable programs that the County offers and it’s also a time to acknowledge our dedicated employees,” said Commissioner Deputy Director Melonie Marano. “Throughout the pandemic and during Hurricane Ida our employees have worked tirelessly to make it possible for residents to receive uninterrupted services.”

The National Association of Counties (NACo) launched NCGM in April 1991 to encourage counties to promote their services to residents. Due to the pandemic, there has been a greater appreciation for local government and how counties help protect, serve and support the public. According to the NACo, counties support more than 900 hospitals and operate over 1,900 public health departments.

“Meet and Greet” the Somerset County Commissioners and County Clerk

Residents will have the chance to ask a question, say hello, or have a face-to-face conversation with the Commissioners and Clerk in a casual setting at the Bridgewater Library located at

1 Vogt Dr., Bridgewater on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, April 18, from 4 to 5 p.m., meet Commissioner Douglas Singleterry, Public Health and Safety liaison
  • Sunday, April 24, from 1 to 2 p.m., meet Commissioner Deputy Director Melonie Marano, Public Works liaison, and County Clerk Steve Peter

Somerset County Strives to THRIVE

Each year the National Association of Counties (NACo) develops a theme for National County Government Month (NCGM). This year the theme is “Counties THRIVE.” Visit Somerset County’s NCGM webpage to learn how Somerset County is always striving to THRIVE at . To learn more about NACo, visit


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