County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
May 8, 2017

Shared Services Summit was Successful
70 attend session to learn about sharing to reduce government expenses

FREEHOLD, NJ — Representatives from 35 Monmouth County’s local governments attended a Shared Services Summit on May 5 to learn more about the County’s groundbreaking partnership initiative.

“We have been diligently upgrading our shared services program to provide savings for towns and school districts while, at the same time, increasing revenue to county government,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, who oversees the county’s shared services efforts. “Each shared service agreement creates savings at the local level and revenue for the county. But the better news is that the agreements help keep local and county government taxes at a minimum.”

The summit was hosted by Sheriff Shaun Golden at the County Sheriff’s Office. Freeholder Deputy Director John P. Curley, Freeholder Serena DiMaso, Esq., and County Clerk Christine Hanlon participated in the event along with several county department directors responsible for the various service agreements. Attendees were able to ask questions and meet with County staff at the conclusion of the summit.

Since 2011, Monmouth County’s Office of Shared Services has been working individually with towns school boards, fire districts, authorities and other counties to provide public works project assistance, public safety training, records management, commodity resale, cooperative purchasing, 9-1-1 and dispatch services, and more.

The most recognized shared service the county offers is its 9-1-1 Communications Center. The center is one of the largest in New Jersey, provides a high level of 9-1-1 services to 45 municipalities, dispatches for 22 police departments, 60 fire departments and 32 first aid squads.

With the support of the freeholders, the Office of Shared Services has become the most active and progressive shared services agency in the state with nearly 200 various shared services agreements with local municipalities and other public entities.

For more information, contact the county's Office of Shared Services by calling 732-431-7470. To learn more about the county’s shared services program, log onto

“Shared services produce savings that directly benefits the county, the municipality, and most importantly, the taxpayers of Monmouth County,” Arnone said.

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