Paul Drake, Commissioner
COMMISSIONER RESPONSIBILITIES: Human Services - Board of Social Services, Community Development, Human Services, Mental Health Center, Office on Aging and Disability Services, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Veterans Services, Volunteer Services and Youth Services.
LIAISON: Agricultural Development Board, Energy Council, Family & Community Health Sciences Advisory Council, Home Investment Partnership, Homelessness Trust Fund, Leadership Somerset, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, Park Commission, Park Foundation, Planning Board, Raritan and Millstone Rivers Flood Commission, Regional Central Partnership Committee, Rutgers Co-Op (alternate) and Somerset County 4-H Association.
PUBLIC SERVICE: Somerset County Board of County Commissioners, 2021 – present; Somerset County Parks Commission 2020-2021; Somerset County Energy Council, 2007-2020; Hillsborough Township Committee, 2005-2007; Hillsborough Planning Board 2003-2007; Chairman Hillsborough Zoning Board of Adjustment 2001-2003; Hillsborough Business and Economic Development Commission.
AFFILIATIONS & COMMUNITY SERVICE: American Planning Association member; Project Management Professional (PMP) for the Project Management Institute; Certified Environmental Planner, American Institute of Certified Planners.
BIOGRAPHY: Lifelong Somerset County resident who lives in Hillsborough with his wife. Professional: Licensed Professional Planner, Public Affairs Manager, Rutgers University Instructor Education: Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School at Rutgers University. Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science from Stockton University.
AWARDS / RECOGNITION: 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award, Rutgers University.