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☷ Burlington County New Jersey - Burlington County Commissioners Welcome Allison Eckel as Newest Member

☷ Burlington County New Jersey - Burlington County Commissioners Welcome Allison Eckel as Newest Member

Burlington County , state New Jersey
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   The Burlington County Commissioners welcomed Allison Eckel as the newest member on Wednesday , saying they looked forward to collaborating with her to continue to deliver fiscally sound government that is responsive to county residents’ needs .
   “Our Board has succeeded in governing responsibly to support our county’s affordability and high quality of life , but also in a way that reflects our compassion and empathy for the struggles some residents face every day , ” said Burlington County Commissioner Director Dan O’Connell . “We welcome Allison and are confident she will help uphold this tradition . We look forward to working with her to continue to make Burlington County the best place to live , work and raise a family . ” 
   Eckel joins the five - member board to serve the remainder of the unexpired term of Linda Hynes , who resigned after her nomination to become Superior Court judge was confirmed . She holds a degree in Geoscience from Franklin & Marshal College and a Master’s in Writing and Publication from Emerson College and has extensive experience in digital marketing and media .  
   She is currently employed as a marketing specialist for the Garden State Council of Boy Scouts of America .
   In addition to her work experience , Eckel brings a long history of community service to the Board of Commissioners , including more than four years of service as a member of the Lenape Regional High School District’s Board of Education , and more than a decade as a scout leader , den leader , mentor and advisor to the Boy Scouts of America . Her volunteer service also includes work with the Medford Education Foundation and the Medford Township Economic Development Commission .  
   She was formerly a Co - Leader of the Army’s 561
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    Medical Company Family Readiness Group . In that role , she helped coordinate support for the unit’s families while members were deployed in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom .
   Burlington County Commissioner Felicia Hopson and Commissioner Deputy Director Tom Pullion said these experiences would be of great value to the Commissioners Board and to Burlington County’s residents .
   “I’m thrilled to welcome Allison to our Board , ” Hopson said . “She’s already been a great role model and mentor for our youth , and I know she will excel in her new role as a county commissioner , adding to Burlington County’s legacy of dynamic women leaders . ”
   “Allison has already demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community service and Burlington County’s people , ” Pullion added . “She will hit the ground running and help us continue to protect the high quality of life and affordability that is so important to our families and businesses . ”
   Burlington County Commissioners strive to keep the county affordable for both businesses and residents . According to New Jersey Department of Community Affairs property tax data , Burlington County also has had the lowest average county tax in New Jersey in 2019 , 2020 and 2021 and the lowest cost per resident of any New Jersey county . Their goal is to keep Burlington County the lowest for 2022 as well .
   Eckel will serve as the Commissioners’ liaison to the Departments of Public Safety , Resource Conservation , Military Affairs , Board of Social Services and Prosecutor’s Office . She will also join Commissioner Hopson as a liaison to the Burlington County Women’s Advisory Council .
   Eckel said she was proud to join a group of public servants who have demonstrated their deep commitment to the county and its more than 460 , 000 residents .
   “Throughout the last several years , I’ve witnessed Burlington County assist families and businesses and invest in infrastructure and initiatives that safeguard residents’ health and wellbeing . They have helped preserve and enhance our county’s natural beauty , history and economy , while also holding the line on taxes to deliver much - desired affordability , ” Eckel said . “I know it hasn’t been easy and that new challenges await us , but I feel honored and privileged to serve with these commissioners , and I promise to do all I can to help Burlington County prosper . ”
   

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