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Commissioner Gary Quinn

Commissioner Director Gary Quinn
Chairman: Veterans, Transportation and Sheriff's Office
Term Expires: 12/31/2024
Phone: 732-929-2116
Email: CommissionerQuinn@co.ocean.nj.us

Ocean County Commissioner Gary Quinn was sworn to his second three year term on the Ocean County Board of Commissioners during the Board's 2022 Organization meeting. He served as Director of the Board in 2021.

A long-time elected leader in Lacey Township, Commissioner Quinn serves as Chairman of Transportation and is liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health, Veterans Services Bureau and the Office of the Ocean County Sheriff. He shares liaison responsibilities for the Department of Finance.

Bringing to the Board years of experience and leadership qualities in both professional and elected offices, Commissioner Quinn oversees a host of county departments and agencies that help serve as a lifeline for many Ocean County citizens.

As liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health, Commissioner Quinn will continue the work of now retired Commissioner Gerry P. Little in supporting the Health Department in its ongoing efforts to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, to provide testing for COVID 19 and to also make certain the host of other programs and services delivered by the Health Department continue to be provided to Ocean County residents.

As liaison to the Ocean County Veterans Services Bureau, Commissioner Quinn will oversee programs and services that assist the more than 30,000 veterans that call Ocean County home.

Providing safe, efficient and reliable transportation services open to Ocean County residents and in particular, senior citizens and persons with disabilities is the goal of the Ocean Ride system. The system has grown over the years and now consists of over 70 modernized, (wheelchair accessible) vehicles and over 60 professional drivers in addition to support staff in providing over 300,000 passenger trips annually.

Commissioner Quinn also serves as liaison to the Office of the Sheriff, which is charged with overseeing court security and public safety programs. In addition, he is liaison to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, and the Surrogate's Court.

Commissioner Quinn served as a Lacey Township Committeeman for 15 years. During his tenure, he served five years as Mayor and five years as Deputy Mayor. He was a member of the Lacey Township Planning Board for 12 years and served on the Lacey Township Board of Education for five years.

Commissioner Quinn currently serves as a member of the New Jersey Pinelands Commission. He is a former member of the Ocean County Workforce Development Committee and is a member of the Lacey Township Economic Development Commission.

Commissioner Quinn received his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Ramapo College. He is a business owner with 40 years of experience in real estate development and sales.

Commissioner Quinn is a 25-year member of the Rotary Club of Forked River and a recipient of the club’s Paul Harris Fellowship Award. He is also a member of Lacey Township Chamber of Commerce, the Lacey Township Municipal Alliance and the Lacey Township High School Adult Education Advisory Committee.

Commissioner Quinn and his wife, Linda, have two adult children Matt and Aimee and two grandchildren Lucas and Cameron.