County Commissioner Deputy Director
County Commissioner Christopher Carney assumed office in 2021 and joined the NJTPA Board of Trustees in 2021. Prior to serving the people of Sussex County, Chris was the Mayor of Frankford Township where he fought to keep local government lean and efficient and spearheaded the fundraising, construction and completion of the Frankford Veteran’s Memorial to honor all those who served.
Raised in Vernon, Commissioner Carney spent his formative years in Wantage, attended High Point Regional and then completed course work in the Mesa Arizona Community College System before returning back to Sussex County to start a family.
Prior to his elected service, Carney served as a member of the Park Commission and led efforts to protect local open space – he also served as the board’s Chairman. Active in the community, when he is not working his day job as a 20-year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 825 – Carney can be found coaching local youth, helping them develop the important life skills competitive team sports can provide.