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Press Release Archive
"This is 'going green' in more ways than one," said Vice Chairperson Priscilla B. Anderson.
Commissioner and Vice Chair Priscilla B. Anderson praised the maintenance staff for their flexibility and willingness to learn and do new things.
"To say we value our employees is an understatement," she
Vice Chairwoman Priscilla B. Anderson added: "The new system will be faster-four times faster-with less chance of failure because there will be backup reinforcements built into the system, so if one link fails another will carry the transmission successfully."
Palmyra-Today, Burlington County Bridge Commissioners John B. Comegno II, Priscilla B. Anderson, and James E. Fletcher approved a resolution authorizing execution of the amendment to the "Management Rights Agreement" for Palmyra Cove Nature Park that saves 50 acres from disposal of dredge materials.
Standing in front of one of the debris fields, located behind Allen's Oil in Southampton, are Burlington County Bridge Commissioner Priscilla B. Anderson, Burlington County Freeholder Stacey F. Jordan, Southampton Mayor Jim Young, Bridge Commission Acting Executive Director John Jeffers, and Bridge Commission Chairman John B. Comegno II.
"The Commission's stated mission is 'to provide…safe, accessible, and affordable bridges,'" Vice Chairwoman Priscilla B. Anderson added.
Commission Vice Chairwoman Priscilla B. Anderson offered one example of the Commission's successful shared service, a "Guidance Supplement to the New Jersey Stormwater Best Management Practice Manual," which was shared with all 40 municipalities in Burlington County to assist them in complying with the NJDEP Municipal Stormwater Regulation Program mentioned above. The 123-page guide, which was created in February 2005, contains maps and sample forms like permit applications and inspection forms.
"Talk about getting bang for your buck," Vice Chairwoman Priscilla B. Anderson said.
That's why we're today adopting a resolution formally directing our staff and professionals to take any and all steps to assist in this project," added Vice Chairwoman Priscilla B. Anderson, who was recently sworn in to another three-year term.
Palmyra-The January 15th Commission meeting began with the swearing in of Commissioner Priscilla B. Anderson, current Vice-Chair of the Burlington County Bridge Commission.
Serving since October 2004, Anderson
was reappointed by the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders
at their December 28th meeting to serve a second term.
appointment continues through October, 2010.
Anderson's fellow Commissioners echoed the sentiments of those assembled, offering congratulations on her
Chairman John B. Comegno II said, "I have worked alongside Commissioner Anderson for a year now, and have appreciated the experience and insight she has brought to the Commission. I am glad that she will continue to serve and share her wisdom with us."
Anderson, who was sworn in by newly elected State Senator Phil Haines and former Commission Chairman J. Garfield DeMarco, received praise from Commissioner James E. Fletcher, the lone Democrat on the Commission: "I appreciate Commissioner Anderson's collaborative style.
Among Anderson's public service highlights: NJ Assemblywoman (District 7), Vice-Chair of the Assembly Veterans Committee, Assistant Majority Whip, Mayor of Willingboro, Willingboro Town Councilwoman. A retired educator, Anderson is a graduate of The College of New Jersey with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Education.
Newly sworn-in Vice Chairwoman Anderson pointed out that being proactive is the key: "It's like spending a hundred dollars for an annual check-up with your doctor, versus spending thousands of dollars on surgery.
Palmyra-At its November 27th reorganization meeting, the Burlington County Bridge Commissioners re-elected John B. Comegno II to serve a second one-year term as Chairperson, elected Priscilla B. Anderson to the position of Vice-Chairperson, and elected James E. Fletcher of Maple Shade, to the position of Treasurer.
In keeping with the Commissioners' desires to be accessible public servants, Chairman John B. Comegno II, Vice Chairwoman Priscilla B. Anderson, and Commissioner James E. Fletcher attended the conference to meet and better know their constituents.
Providing information about the Bridge Commission were (from left) Priscilla B. Anderson, Commission Vice Chairwoman; Marie Ozalis, Bridge Commission; Clara Ruvolo, Executive Director, Palmyra Cove Nature Park; and John Jeffers, Acting Executive Director, Bridge Commission.
In addition to the request to the court, Comegno
highlighted the previous direction from all three Bridge Commissioners including James E. Fletcher and Priscilla B. Anderson
that an evaluation and analysis be conducted of alternatives the Commission could pursue to recover monies lost as a result of Stears' illegal activities.
Palmyra---Burlington County Bridge Commissioners John B. Comegno II, Priscilla B. Anderson, and James E. Fletcher announced that the independent management and contract review requested by the Board of Chosen Freeholders is complete and that all of the recommendations provided by Milligan & Company, LLC, the Philadelphia firm conducting the study, already have or will be implemented by the Commission immediately.
"I have submitted the report to the Freeholders and have advised them that Commissioners Anderson, Fletcher, and I are united in our commitment to ensure that the appropriate controls, checks and balances, and procedures are in place at the Commission."
Palmyra--In the wake of the Minnesota disaster, Burlington County Bridge Commissioners John B. Comegno II, Priscilla B. Anderson, and James E. Fletcher announced today that beginning this week, the Commission's engineers will undertake in-depth inspections on the Tacony-Palmyra and Burlington-Bristol Bridges.
Palmyra-In the wake of the Minnesota disaster, Burlington County Bridge Commissioners John B. Comegno II, Priscilla B. Anderson, and James E. Fletcher issued the following statement today: "Our bridges are safe and our inspection, repair, and maintenance programs are second to none."
Palmyra-Chairman John B. Comegno II, Vice Chairwoman Priscilla B. Anderson, and Commissioner James E. Fletcher are pleased to announce that the Burlington County Bridge Commission's 2007-2008 fiscal year budget features no toll increase while still maintaining its priority of maintaining, operating, and improving its bridges, facilities, and services.
John B. Comegno II, Chairman | Priscilla B. Anderson, Vice Chairwoman | Troy E. Singleton, Commissioner
Priscilla B. Anderson, Vice Chairwoman(appointment expires 10-22-10)
The first African-American to be appointed to the Bridge Commission, Vice Chairwoman Anderson has enjoyed a long career in public service.
During her tenure as NJ Assemblywoman (District 7), she served as Vice-Chair of the Assembly Veterans Committee, Assistant Majority Whip and member of the NJ Education Funding Commission.
Anderson was elected Mayor of Willingboro and named a member of Willingboro Town Council. Retired from the Trenton Board of Education, she is a graduate of The College of New Jersey with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Education.
Anderson has served on the boards of directors for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Burlington County Memorial Hospital (part of the Virtua Health System). She was also formerly the president of the NJ Association of Elected Women Officials, a bipartisan organization of women throughout the state. A former member of the NJ Amistad Commission to develop an African-American history curriculum in American history textbooks, Anderson is currently a member of the Burlington County Historical Society.
Anderson joins panel; is picked as vice chair (phillyBurbs.com)
Anderson joins panel; is picked as vice chair
...PALMYRA - Former state Assemblywoman Priscilla B. Anderson was named vice chair of the Burlington County Bridge Commission yesterday shortly after she was sworn to the three-member panel.Anderson
, 69, is a Republican who lives in Lumberton.She is the board's first black member.
Burlington County Freeholder Theresa Brown administered the oath of office to Anderson
at the start of yesterday's commission meeting."I'm delighted Priscilla has joined us," commission Chairman J. Garfield DeMarco said.
will serve a three-year term.
...Anderson is a former Democrat who served on the Willingboro Township Council from 1981 to 1994.She was Willingboro's mayor in 1984 and 1991. She
switched political parties before running successfully for the state Assembly in 1991.She
spent two years as a legislator before losing a bid for re-election in 1993.
succeeds John Heim-mer, 63, of Mount Laurel, who had served on the commission for 15 years.
Anderson to join Burlco bridge commission
Anderson to join Burlco bridge commission
The board unanimously selected Priscilla B. Anderson
, 69, of Lumberton - a former state assemblywoman, Willingboro
mayor and retired educator - to fill the seat held by John Heimmer of Mount Laurel.
was thrilled by the appointment to the part-time position, which pays $15,000 per year.
"I plan a listen-and-learn approach," Anderson
generally agrees with ethics reforms enacted recently by the commission but needs more time to become familiar with operations.
"People expect integrity," she
...Anderson is expected to be sworn in at the next commission meeting, for which a date has not been set, according to Bob Stears, commission spokesman.
...PRISCILLA B. ANDERSON
African-American is named to panel (phillyBurbs.com)
MOUNT HOLLY - The Burlington County Board of Freeholders yesterday appointed former state Assemblywoman Priscilla B. Anderson of Lumberton to a three-year term on the Burlington County Bridge Commission. Anderson, a retired school guidance counselor, will be-come the commission's first African-American member and the second female commissioner since the panel was created more than 50 years ago. She
will likely be sworn in during the commission's next meeting, which is scheduled for Dec. 21 at 12:30 p.m.
"I am honored to be the first African-American woman to serve on the commission," Anderson
said in a telephone interview."It's satisfying to be a first, but it's an opportunity for me." Anderson, 69, is replacing retiring Commissioner John Heimmer, 63, of Mount Laurel, a 15-year commission member who now serves as the panel's vice chairman.
The freeholders unanimously appointed Anderson
to replace Heimmer during their public business meeting.
Freeholder Theresa Brown, a Willingboro resident who is the freeholder board's only African-American member, nominated Anderson
...Anderson will fill one of two Republican seats, joining longtime Chairman J. Garfield DeMarco.
...Anderson is a former Democrat who served on the Willingboro Township Council from 1981 to 1994, including stints as mayor in 1984 and 1991.She
switched political parties prior to running successfully for the state Assem-bly in 1991.Anderson
spent two years as a legislator before losing a bid for re-election in 1993. She
retired in 2002 after a long career as a guidance counselor at Trenton Central High School
said the appointment to the commission came as a surprise, but she's
eager to get to work.
"I'm happy to be able to do something that will be a real contribution to Burlington County," she