During last week’s 67th NJAC Annual Conference held at Caesar’s Resort and Hotel in Atlantic City, the New Jersey Association of Counties recognized and awarded Somerset County Freeholder Director Peter S. Palmer for his tireless dedication and commitment to the organization and county government on May 12, 2017.
Honorable Peter S. Palmer has 55 years of public service which began in 1962 where he served on the Bernardsville Board of Education. His career as a Somerset County Freeholder started in 1997 after serving on the Bernardsville Borough Council for 17 years and then 10 years as the town’s mayor. At the age of 80, he has decided not to seek reelection to the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders. He continues to be the Chairman of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and Raritan Valley Rail Coalition.
In 2010, he served as the President of the New Jersey Association of Counties. “I would certainly not be in this position if it were not for him, and I’m not sure where NJAC would be if it were not for his leadership and integrity while serving as President of this Association during a difficult time,” said John G. Donnadio, Esq.
From this point on, the NJAC Business Associate of the Year Award will now be known as the Peter S. Palmer Business Associate of the Year Award. This award is presented to the organization’s involved and supportive business members. Primepoint, a human resource and payroll management company based in Mt. Holly, was the first to receive the Peter S. Palmer Business Associate of the Year Award.