Monmouth in Focus October 2020 features the following:
Segment A. Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone spoke with Neptune City Mayor Andrew Wardell about the partnerships between the County and Neptune City as part of the County and Mayor’s Roundtable segment series. Director Arnone and Mayor Wardell discussed shared services and how the County has assisted Neptune City with tree removals in the park dedicated to First Responders and memorial for 9/11. Through the shared service agreements, the County loaned a variable message sign to Neptune City in order to help the municipality with traffic patterns and aid in creating crosswalks.
Segment B. Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone spoke with Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley regarding the Monmouth ACTS Financial Recovery Initiative. Deputy Director Kiley, the liaison to the Monmouth County Department of Human Services, discussed how the County needed to act quickly to help County residents with financial recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative was created to help residents with financial coaching, child care, housing as well as food and nutrition. Deputy Director Kiley talked about having a Warm Line available for County residents to speak with someone to help assist with resources.
Segment C. Cynthia Scott spoke with Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto regarding the program Skill Up Monmouth. Freeholder Impreveduto, liaison to the Monmouth County Workforce Development Board, discussed the need to help our residents who have filed for unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Skill Up Monmouth is a free program open to all Monmouth County residents that offers courses to either sharpen their job skills or learn a new skillset.