Deputy Director Heather Simmons is currently serving her fourth term on the Gloucester County Board of Commissioners. As Deputy Director, Heather is Liaison to the Department of Economic Development and Public Works
Deputy Director Simmons is the longest-serving female Commissioner (formerly Freeholder) in Gloucester County history. She launched the 70-member Gloucester County Economic Recovery Collaborative in 2021 with a focus on post-pandemic economic recovery and resiliency. She spearheaded the County’s first small business revolving loan fund, resulting in $13 million in low-interest loans for more than 200 businesses.
Deputy Director Simmons made history again by being the first woman to be elected Deputy Director to the Gloucester County Board of Commissioners on January 1, 2022.