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Chair of County Administration

Middlesex County Freeholder Deputy Director Charles E. Tomaro chairs the County's Administration Committee. Freeholder Tomaro's accomplishments reflect his dedication to the community and his goal to improve the quality of life for the residents of Middlesex County.
Education Includes:
*Harvard University, Cambridge MA - Institute of Politics, course for government officials
*Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ - Government course for newly elected officials
*Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ - Business Management Major
*Middlesex County College, Edison NJ - Associate of Arts, Business Management
*J.P. Stevens High School, Edison NJ
Professional Experience:
*Clayton Block Co., Edison NJ 1986-Present, Sales and Marketing Representative for mortar-less technology. Responsible for on-site and Tri-State area sales, and responsible for customer services and satisfaction
Political Experience Includes:
*Middlesex County Freeholder (2011-Present)
*Edison Township Councilman (1996-2007) (2010-2011)
*Edison Council President (1999-2000) (2007 and 2010)
*Edison Council Vice-President (1997-1998)
*Township Council Liaison to Parks and Recreation
*Member of Township Council's Public Safety Committee
*Member of Township Council's Public Works Committee
*Edison Democratic Committeeman - District 18
*Edison Democratic Association - Former President
*Clara Barton Club - Member
*Menlo Oaks Democratic Club - Member
Civic Participation Includes:
*Edison Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (1996-2004) Served as Board Secretary for 2 years
*Edison Memorial Tower Commission (1998-Present) Served as Chair of the Save the Edison Memorial Tower Campaign
*Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry - Active volunteer and member of its Board of Directors
*Central Jersey Council Boy Scouts Troop 17 (2001-Present) Committee member, merit badge counselor, assisted 35 Scouts in attending Eagle Scout status
*St. Matthews Church - Communicant & Eucharistic Minister
Township Council Accomplishments Include:
*Open Space Preservation: Negotiated Edison's purchase of 36 acres of farmland for Open Space, and negotiated Edison's acquisition of the 11-acre Oakcrest Swim Club, including it's pool, basketball and tennis courts, and its ball fields.
*Public Clean-Up Projects: Organized volunteer clean-ups for Battleship New Jersey and the Piscatawaytown Burial Grounds, October 27, 2001
*Initiated Edison's "Dig This" Campaign: Encouraged property owners to apply for $70 million in state grants to remove old underground fuel tanks on residential properties
Sponsored Ordinances Include:
*Surveillance Camera Ordinance - Requires 24-hour businesses to install video surveillance systems
*Contractors License Ordinance - Created multiple licensing program for contractors doing business in Edison
*Fee Exemption Ordinance - Waves municipal fees for Edison EMT's and Auxillary Police Officers
*Fire Scene Command Ordinance - Requires paid Fire Department officers to be in command at fire scenes
*Eminent Domain Ordinance - Allows voters, not elected officials, to decide whether Edison Township should exercise its right of eminent domain to acquire private property
*Look-A-Like Ordinance - Requires builders to varythe appearnace of homes in developments
*Infrastructure Ordinance - Requires developers to contribute to a dedicated fund used to pay for sidewalks and curbing
*Residential Size Restriction Ordinance - Limits the size of new homes built in Edison
Awards & Honors Include:
*Metuchen-Edison Y.M.C.A. Peter Barnes Community Champion Award (2008)
*Semos District - Good Scout Award (2006)
*J.P. Stevens High School Hall of Honor (2002)
*Man of the Year Award Edison Elks
*Home Town Hero Award - United Way of Central New Jersey
*Semos District Boy Scout Merit Award
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