Serving the residents of the western portion of the County, Freeholder James “Jimmy” Bertino was
appointed Fifth District Freeholder in January 2011. As the liaison to the Agriculture
Development Board since 2012, Jim is committed to maintaining and conserving farmland and
strengthening the agricultural economy in Atlantic County. A staunch advocate for protecting the
County’s waters and lands from pollution, Jim is also the Freeholder representative to the Atlantic
County Utilities Authority and Chairperson of the Ad-Hoc Solid Waste Oversight Committee. He
has served on numerous Committees including the Tourism/Economic Development Committee
and currently chairs the Roads and Bridges Committee.
Freeholder Bertino served as a Hammonton Councilman from 1997 to 2011 and Deputy Mayor.
As councilman in Hammonton, he served as Chairperson of the Water and Sewer Committee and
member of the following Hammonton Town Committees: Highway Department, Law and Order,
Master Plan, Business, and Industry, Administrative, Shade Tree, MUAC, Rent Control, Parks and
Recreation, Planning Board, Environmental Commission, and Education.
In 2000, Jim was honored with the American Hometown Leadership Award. He is currently a
member of the NJ Farm Bureau, Hammonton Historical Society and Knights of Columbus. He
serves on the Board of Trustees of the Oak Grove Cemetery and the Board of Directors of the
Hammonton Recreation Club, Inc. Jim is a lifelong resident of Hammonton where he resides with
his wife Hope. They are the parents of three children, Jackie, Jimmy, Jr., and Michelle.