Leonard C. Desiderio

Board of County Commissioners
Title: Commissioner Director
Phone: 609-465-1065
Leonard Desiderio

Director of Administration, Emergency Management and Public Works

Commissioner Responsibilities

Department of Finance, Engineers, Department of Law, Administrator, Clerk of the Board, Human Resources, Public Works, Emergency Management, Public Safety Training Center/Fire Marshal, Tourism, Public Information

Commissioner Liaison

Municipal Utilities Authority, Bridge Commission, Chamber of Commerce, Firemen's Association, Member - ACCC School Board of Estimate, Member - Technical High/Special Services School Board of Estimate, Jersey Shore Partnership, Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Volunteer Fire Companies.


Leonard C. Desiderio, mayor of Sea Isle City since 1993, was elected what was then known as Freeholder in 2002, but the position was renamed to Commissioner in 2021. Desiderio is a member of the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization, Sea Isle City Planning Board, Sea Isle City Ambulance Corps, Elks Lodge BPOE 1290, Southern New Jersey Commissioners’ Association, New Jersey Association of Counties and past president and current member of the Cape May County League of Municipalities. Desiderio is a member and current Chairman of the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization. Commissioner Desiderio was recognized by the New Jersey Conference of Mayors as Freeholder of the year 2004 and 2015. Desiderio’s community involvement includes sponsoring both the St. Patrick’s Day and Columbus Day Parades in Sea Isle City as well as sponsoring numerous charitable events and playing Santa Claus for needy children in the county since 1997. Desiderio received his BA degree in Social Sciences and History from Thomas Edison College. A native of Nutley, New Jersey, Desiderio became a full-time resident of Sea Isle City in 1983 and is president of Sea Isle Inn, Inc., a family owned and operated business. Desiderio is married to wife Carmela and they have 1 daughter, Carmela.


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