News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners

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

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




April 1, 2021


Somerset County to Celebrate National County Government Month in April

Log on to a Month-Long Virtual Forum with Live Events


SOMERVILLE, NJ – During National County Government Month (NCGM) in April, residents can learn about the valuable services and programs that Somerset County offers throughout the year. Beginning on Monday, April 5, residents can visit Somerset County’s NCGM webpage to find a wealth of information through online videos, fun facts, live Zoom Meet and Greets with the Constitutional Officers, and more. Residents can also visit the lobby of the Bridgewater Library to obtain information from free, printed materials to be displayed at the NCGM Information Table from April 5 – 12.


“This year’s theme for County Government Month is ‘Somerset County is Working for You,’ said Somerset County Commissioner Director Shanel Y. Robinson. “The message we want our residents to hear loud and clear is that we are here to serve them by providing essential programs, services and support through the pandemic and beyond.


“I encourage residents to log on to our website during National County Government Month or visit the information table at the Bridgewater library,” she said. “This is an opportunity for residents to learn about county programs and services.”


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Somerset County’s National County Government Month programs will be available virtually, throughout the month of April. This year’s events are:


Somerset County NCGM Webpage 

Visit the NCGM webpage on the Somerset County Website to view online videos and learn about the value-added services provided by the county’s recycling department, human services, health, planning and more.  Look for County Government Month at


Gain a different perspective from the next generation of county residents and watch informative video-interviews on Fridays featuring members of the Somerset County Youth Council and Somerset County governmental leaders. Interviewees include Somerset County Directors Paul McCall, recycling, video to post on April 9; Walter Lane, planning, video to post on April 23; and Mike Frost, human services, video to post on April 30.


NCGM Information Table

To obtain printed material about county events and services, visit the Somerset County NCGM display table at the Bridgewater Library located at 1 Vogt Drive, on April 5-12  during the following days and times: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. For directions, visit


Free Zoom Events “Meet, Greet & Eat”

Meet, greet and eat lunch during live Zoom events. Residents can get to know Somerset County’s Constitutional Officers, learn about services and ask questions during a live Q&A session. Info sessions will be held every Thursday in April. Registration is required for the following events:

  • April 8 at noon – “Where There’s a Will We Can Help,” Surrogate Tina Jalloh. To register, visit
  • April 15 at noon – “Every Good Deed and More,” Clerk Steve Peter.

To register, visit

  • April 22 at noon – “A New Sheriff’s in Town Expanding Services,” Sheriff Darrin Russo

To register, visit


County-Wide Events




Greater Raritan Workforce Drive-through Job Fair, April 15 – Drive-thru and get on the road to more career opportunities. For more information, visit




Electronic Waste Drop off, April 3 – Get rid of electronics cluttering the home. For more  information, visit


First Saturday Drop Off, April 3 – Dispose of recyclables such as paint cans and cardboard boxes. Click here for a list of items accepted at the event. Visit


Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off event, April 17, April 23 – Dispose of harmful items. Visit


Tire drop off, April 17 & 23. – Scrap your extra tires with or without rims. Find out more, visit




Agricultural Day all year – For interactive activities and information about Somerset County’s agriculture, visit


LGBTQ+ Law Night Virtual Event , April 14, – Join a Zoom seminar with the Somerset County LGBTQ+ Advisory Board and learn about legal issues that affect the LGBTQ+ community. Registration is required. To register, visit


Senior Center Virtual Zoom Programs – Sign up to receive a Zoom schedule of monthly activities for seniors at To view a schedule for county-operated senior center Zoom events in April, visit


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