Photo: Dave Van Vorst, Vice President, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Advisory Council of Cape May County presented the Council’s 2018 Leadership Award to Cape May County Freeholder Liaison E. Marie Hayes, Election Board Director Michael Kennedy, and Election Board Chair Arthur Stig Blomkvest of the Cape May County Board of Elections.
Cape May Court House - Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County Advisory Council presented their 2018 Leadership Award to the Cape May County Board of Elections on July 19, 2018, during the opening ceremonies of the 2018 4-H Fair.
Each year the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Advisory Council presents the award to an individual or organization in Cape May County that has demonstrated outstanding support and contributions to one of the programs within Rutgers Cooperative Extension. The Board received the annual award in recognition of their significant and generous support of the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program.
The Cape May County Board of Elections, along with their Registrars Michael P. Kennedy and Douglass S. Dunhour, are responsible for voter registration of all eligible voters within Cape May County.
For more than 12 years, the Cape May County Board of Elections has donated two voting machines each year to the annual South Jersey 4-H Teen Conference which takes place in various locations throughout southern New Jersey, including transporting and setting up the machines. This generous annual donation enables over 100 South Jersey 4-H youth each year to participate in an election, thereby learning how to use actual voting machines.
Linda Horner, Cape May County 4-H Program Coordinator said, “This experience helps prepare them to become contributing citizens in our democratic process throughout their lives.” Horner added, “We are very proud of the partnership that we have had with the Board of Elections for many years and are grateful for the generous support that the Board provides not only to Cape May County 4-Hers but to 4-H members throughout southern New Jersey.”
The Extension Advisory Council members are volunteers who help to advise the faculty and staff who direct the three program areas of Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) of Cape May County. Each year, the Council awards an individual or group who has made a difference in at least one of the three program areas of Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development, and Family & Community Health Sciences (FCHS).
Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s education programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
For information about programs offered at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County, please call 465-5115.