E. Marie Hayes

Board of County Commissioners
Title: Commissioner
Phone: 609-465-1065
Marie Hayes

Director of Tourism & Public Information and Transportation

Freeholder Responsibilities

Board of Elections, Culture and Heritage, Fare Free Transportation, Library, Museum, Park/Zoo, Print Shop, Tax Board and Tourism and Public Information.

Freeholder Liaison

Advisory Commission on the Status of Women, Chamber of Commerce, Culture and Heritage Commission, Jersey Shore Partnership, Library Commission, New Jersey Association of Counties - 2nd Vice President, Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, Park Advisory Board, Tax Board, Member - ACCC School Board of Estimate, Member - Special Services School Board of Estimate and Member - Technical School Board of Estimate. She is a member of the Impact Club of Cape May County. She was recognized by the Garden State Council, Boy Scouts of America as a Woman of Achievement in 2018 and chosen to be a Woman of Excellence by the National Foundation of Women Legislators.


E. Marie Hayes was first sworn into office on February 1, 2013 to fill an unexpired term

on the Freeholder Board, then re-elected in 2014 and 2017 and will serve until December

31, 2019. As Freeholder, she is the Director of Tourism & Public Information, Public Offices

and Transportation overseeing the Board of Elections, Culture and Heritage, Fare Free

Transportation, Library, Museum, Park/Zoo, Print Shop, Surrogate and Tax Board. She is

Freeholder Liaison to the Women’s Commission, Library Commission, Park Advisory Board,

ACCC School of Estimate, Special Services and Technical School Board of Estimate and the

Jersey Shore Partnership. Freeholder Hayes is the First Vice President of the New Jersey

Association of Counties and the Vice President of the Southern New Jersey Freeholders

Association. She also represents the Board on the County Chamber of Commerce and the

Ocean City Chamber of Commerce.


In the late 1970’s, Freeholder Hayes was hired by the Cape May County

Prosecutor’s Office as an Investigator. During the majority of her career, she was

assigned to Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Investigations. Freeholder Hayes rose

through the ranks being promoted to Sergeant of Detectives, Lieutenant of Detectives

and retiring as Captain of Detectives in 2009. She also served as the Vice President of

PBA Local 59. She also served as president for two terms to the Mid-Atlantic Association of

Women in Law Enforcement (MAAWLE), an organization of Police Women serving the east




Freeholder Hayes received her Associate Degree from Atlantic Cape Community

College, where she also was an Adjunct Professor teaching Criminal Investigation. She

received a Bachelor Degree in Human Services, with a concentration in Criminal

Justice from Thomas Edison State College and is a 1996 graduate of the FBI National

Academy in Quantico, Virginia.


Freeholder Hayes received the Woman of Wonder award in 2016 and the prestigious Boy

Scouts of America Woman of Achievement Award in 2018. She is also being honored by

Atlantic Cape Community College as one of the Alumni of the Year in 2019 and has been

asked to be the commencement speaker at the 2019 graduation ceremony. In June, she

will receive an award from Women United Power of the Purse. Freeholder Hayes is active

in the community where she resides with her husband Lloyd of 37 years. She has two grown

daughters Danielle and Megan, a grown son Henry Lloyd, a son-in-law Vince and six

grandchildren. She is also the proud sister of 4 brothers all Veterans having served in the Navy,

Air Force and Army. Her husband Lloyd is also a Navy veteran.



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