Freeholder Director Haines to Speak at October 25 Ocean ELC Meeting

Posted on October 11, 2019 By

Freeholder Director Virginia “Ginny” Haines, the first woman in 40 years to lead Ocean County government, will be the featured speaker at the Ocean County ELC (Employer Legislative Committee) meeting and breakfast Friday, October 25, 2019, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 815 Route 37 West, Toms River, N.J.

The registration fee, including a buffet breakfast, is $20.00. R.S.V.P. to mpangelini@ or call 908-309-5395. Pay at the door or mail checks, payable to Ocean ELC, to Mary Pat Angelini, P.O. Box 517, Oakhurst, N.J. 07755.

The Ocean County ELC is sponsored by Holman Frenia Allison, PC; New Jersey Natural Gas, and NorthStar Strategies in partnership with the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce.

About Freeholder Haines: A lifelong resident of Ocean County, Ginny Haines is devoted to public service. She was first appointed to the Board of Chosen Freeholders in 2016 to fill the seat left vacant by Freeholder James F. Lacey.
Among her many assignments, she serves as director to the Department of Parks and Recreation, overseeing 27 different park sites that includes two golf courses, sports field complexes, off-leash dog parks, and other recreation areas. She is the director of the Ocean County Natural Lands Trust Fund Advisory Committee, preserving 35,000 acres of environmentally sensitive lands. She is liaison to Ocean County College and a staunch supporter of quality and affordable education. Freeholder Haines works closely with the college on various projects and is a champion of the Ocean County College Foundation that provides scholarships to new students interested in advancing their educations.

Among her many awards, Director Haines has been recognized with the Distinguished Citizen Award, and the Loyal Buffalo Award from the Jersey Shore Council of Boy Scouts, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ocean County Girls Scouts. She was named a Paul Harris Fellow, a Melvin Jones Fellow, New Jersey Law Enforcement Association Recognition, Citizen of the Year by the Nat’l Assoc. of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Citizen of the Year by the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. Director Haines also is an inductee of the Lakewood High School Hall of Fame. She also is a member of the Joshua Huddy Chapter of the DAR.

About ELC: Employer Legislative Committees: The ELCs, established by NJBIA in 1959, are independent, local organizations representing all 21 counties. At each meeting, legislators, cabinet members or local officials will discuss important issues pertinent to business. Attendees also receive a briefing from one of NJBIA’s government affairs experts on legislative and regulatory issues affecting employers.

About NJBIA: The New Jersey Business & Industry Association, Trenton, N.J., provides information, services and advocacy to its member companies in order to build a more prosperous New Jersey. NJBIA is the nation’s largest statewide employer association. Its members, as a group, employ more than one million people and represents every industry in the state, including contractors, manufacturers, retail and wholesale businesses, and service providers of every kind. Visit for more information.