County of Monmouth
Commissioner Deputy Director Ross F. Licitra
Commissioner Ross F. Licitra
Ross F. Licitra
Telephone: 732-683-8559
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Ross Licitra is serving his second, three-year term, which expires on 12/31/26, on the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners. In 2024, he was elected by his colleagues to serve as the Deputy Director of the Board. Commissioner Licitra oversees the County’s Department of Parks, Office of Emergency Management, Clerk of the Board, Construction Board of Appeals, Belford Ferry Services, and Purchasing.

Ross Licitra is currently the Executive Director of the Monmouth County SPCA. His expert leadership and dedication to the mission have aided this financially troubled organization to overcome losing millions of dollars and is now operating in the black. Ross, before being elected to County Commissioner, was also the Chief of Humane Law Enforcement for the Monmouth County SPCA and gained notoriety when state legislators replicated his Humane Law Enforcement model from the Monmouth County SPCA and implemented it throughout the state.

Ross is a former Law Enforcement Officer and retired from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office after serving his county honorably for thirty years. He has successfully investigated and prosecuted hundreds of violent criminals who have threatened the peace and prosperity of Monmouth County and New Jersey. Ross is committed to public service through Law Enforcement, Animal Welfare, and volunteerism in Civic Organizations.

Ross is a strong advocate for the preservation of open space and farmland. Thereby, decreasing overpopulation, increasing property values, and providing a natural habitat for wildlife. For the past twenty years, Ross has owned and operated his own animal rescue farm. He strongly believes that providing open space through our parks offers a natural and healthy lifestyle for the public to enjoy.

Ross believes in a commonsense approach to leadership. He will work hand and hand with local business owners to ensure that county officials work harmoniously with businesses to create and maintain a strong economy. Ross is a lifelong resident of Monmouth County and resides in Marlboro Township, NJ.

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