Two New Jersey Commissioners Reappointed to the Authority Board
James N. Hogan and Reverend Edward Dorn Take Oath of Office
(Cape May, NJ) Today, James N. Hogan of Franklinville, New Jersey and Reverend Edward Dorn of Pedricktown, New Jersey were sworn-in to serve second terms as Delaware River and Bay Authority Commissioners. The oath of office ceremony took place prior to the agency’s September board meeting at the Gallery of the Cape May –Lewes Ferry terminal in Cape May.
"I am honored that Governor Christie chose to reappoint me to this important bi-state agency," Hogan said. "With our transportation links, aviation facilities, and economic development projects in both New Jersey and Delaware, the Authority impacts many lives. I look forward to working with my colleagues as we focus on providing the best services for our customers as efficiently as possible. I will always strive to do what's in the best interest of the Authority and the State of New Jersey." Commissioner Hogan's term extends to July 1, 2016.
"Like my colleague, Vice Chairman Hogan, I would like to thank Governor Christie for reappointing me to the Authority," Dorn said. "With the Salem County Business Centre and the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Authority has played a significant role in creating economic opportunity for Salem County residents over the years. It's a tremendous honor to serve the people of Salem County and the citizens of New Jersey as a Commissioner." Reverend Dorn's term continues through July 1, 2017.
"Both Vice Chairman Hogan and Commissioner Dorn provide key insight and perspectives that help to shape important policy decisions at the Authority," remarked Executive Director Scott A. Green. "Commission service is a significant commitment and we appreciate their willingness to serve the people of New Jersey and Delaware as a board member." Green noted that Commissioners do not receive compensation for their service to the agency.
The former Emergency Management Coordinator for the County of Gloucester, Vice Chairman Hogan currently serves as the Gloucester County Clerk, an elected position that he has held since 1998. Mr. Hogan, who attended the prestigious F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, has served in five state, county and local law enforcement agencies during a rewarding 33 year career in law enforcement – including a term as the Gloucester County Sheriff and as Franklin Township Police Chief.
A volunteer fireman, Mr. Hogan’s other community services include serving as former chairman of the Gloucester-Salem District of the Boys Scouts of America; a life member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police; and former member of the Gloucester County Volunteer Center’s Board of Directors. Commissioner Hogan has received numerous awards and honors, including the NAACP Citizen of the Year in 1990; the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office Career Recognition Award; and the V.F.W. Distinguished Citizen of the Year in 2000.
For the past 35 years, Reverend Dorn has served as the pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Pedricktown. He earned his bachelor and doctorate degrees from Covington Theological Seminary. A graduate of Gloucester County College, Reverend Dorn also attended the Pennsylvania Baptist School of Christian Education in Pittsburgh, PA.
Commissioner Dorn is active in numerous civic and community organizations, including Chairman of the Black Ministers Council, Chaplain for Shady Lane Nursing Home, Chairman of the NAACP Political Action Committee, Chairman of Black Ministers Council, Member of the Work First Committee, and Past President of Gloucester County College Advisory Board. He also serves in the Prison Ministry at Salem Correctional Facility. For his work in the community, Reverend Dorn was recognized with the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award for Salem County, 2003 Salem County Community College Lifetime Achievement Award, and Minister of the Year for Gloucester and Salem Counties.
The Commission is comprised of twelve commissioners - six each from Delaware and New Jersey - who are appointed by their respective Governor.
About the Delaware River and Bay Authority
The Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, the Three Forts Ferry Crossing and the Salem Business Centre in Carney’s Point Twp., NJ. The Authority also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All agency operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities.
Vice Chairman Hogan photo caption: Chairman Bill Lowe (center) administers the oath of office to James N. Hogan (left) of Franklinville, New Jersey as Commissioner Shirley Wilson holds the Bible.
Reverend Dorn photo caption: Reverend Edward Dorn is congratulated by Vice Chairman James Hogan (left) and fellow Salem County Commissioner Ceil Smith following his oath of office ceremony.
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