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