Southern Star Award Presented to Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli

Camden County Freeholder Rodney Greco, 2011 President of the Association, Made The Presentation

At a January 23rd meeting of the Southern New Jersey Freeholders’ Association, the prestigious Southern Star Award was presented to Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.

“There is no one who deserves this award more than Freeholder Director Cappelli,” said Camden County Freeholder Rodney Greco, whose term as president of the association ended last night as he passed the gavel to new president Julie Acton of Salem County.

“The Southern Star Award was instituted in 1996 to recognize members of our organization who have given distinguished service to their county as well as encouraged and fostered a cooperative spirit among all our eight member County governments and their affiliated organizations,” Greco said. “Freeholder Director Cappelli has served the people of his county and this organization with energy and enthusiasm. He brings an innovative approach to county operations and a primary focus on shared services and economic development.

“Long before shared services became a necessity for county government, he was advocating and instituting them. Under his direction, the county is leading the state in studying a regional police force that would be cost-effective and put more police on the streets.”

“I am truly honored by this award,” said Freeholder Cappelli. “I accept it on behalf of all of themembers of the Camden County Board of Freeholders.we have worked as a team in our efforts to shareand consolidate services and save taxpayer dollars.

“It is so important for all of us to work together, regionally, to bring better, more cost-effective services as well as economic development and more jobs to South Jersey. Cooperation and shared services are two of the keys to succeeding at these goals. No group understands this better than the Southern New Jersey Freeholders’ Association. I know we will continue to work together to create opportunities for our residents.”