Giuseppe "Joe" Chila

Freeholder Giuseppe "Joe" ChilaFreeholder Deputy Director Giuseppe (Joe) Chila is currently serving his third term on the Board of Chosen Freeholders and his second year as Deputy Director. Raised in Greenwich Township, Freeholder Chila is a lifelong resident of Gloucester County and now resides in Woolwich Township with his wife Peg and their two sons Domenic and Michael.

Freeholder Chila graduated from Paulsboro High School and the Gloucester County Institute of Technology. Joe is a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Lu. 351 AFL-CIO. He has been working as a union electrician since 1986.

Freeholder Chila’s responsibilities on the Freeholder Board include overseeing and serving as liaison to the Office of Veterans Affairs, Emergency Management, Emergency Management Council, Emergency Response, Gloucester County Fire Marshal, Gloucester County Fire Chiefs and Fire Officers Association, Police Academy, Board of Elections and the Superintendent of Elections.

As the Freeholder Liaison to the Office of Veterans Affairs, Joe is honored to participate in The Wall of Heroes project. The Wall of Heroes consists of framed translucent artistic renderings portraying reasonable likenesses of Gloucester County’s men and women who have been Killed In Action or are Missing In Action while serving in the US Armed Forces.  Currently there are 140 portraits on the Wall of Heroes. 

As Liaison to the Department of Emergency Management, Freeholder Chila is pleased to oversee the award winning Gloucester County Emergency Medical Services (GCEMS), the 911 Emergency Call Center which provides Police, Fire and EMS dispatch for all 24 municipalities, and the Emergency Management Council.

Freeholder Chila is the 2013 Secretary of the Southern New Jersey Freeholders’ Association.  He is a member of the Board of School Estimates, Advisory Board for the Veteran’s Cemetery, a representative to DVRPC and the New Jersey Association of Counties.

From 2003-2010 Freeholder Chila served as the Mayor of Woolwich Township where he led the fastest growing Township in Gloucester County.  There he instituted smart growth principles in development and has been committed to preserving farmland and open space for his community. He is a former member of the Executive Board of the New Jersey League of Municipalities and the New Jersey State Housing Authority Commission. He has previously served as President of the Gloucester County Mayor’s Association. Freeholder Chila also served on the Swedesboro/Woolwich Board of Education and as President of the Swedesboro Woolwich Soccer Association.



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TERM EXPIRES 12/31/2015