Cultural & Heritage Commission

The Commission was created by the Board of Chosen Freeholders (now the Board of County Commissioners) by resolution according to State Statute on January 1, 1971.Nine commissioners are appointed by the County Commissioners; each serves a three-year term without compensation and may be reappointed. Efforts are focused on creating a Commission that is culturally diverse and geographically representative, with expertise in the arts or history. 

Vision: To make the arts and history essential to the economy, education, and quality of life in Hunterdon County.

Mission: The mission of the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission is to promote and support Hunterdon County’s arts, culture, and history by nurturing a sense of place, a culture of creativity, and an enthusiasm to preserve and maintain its history.

View the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission Strategic Plan (PDF).

If you're interested in becoming a Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commissioner, please contact the Cultural & Heritage office at (908) 237-2010 or at


Carol C. Cronheim, Chair (Term ends December 31, 2023)

Gayle Maher, Vice Chair (Term ends December 31, 2024)

Clinton Ambs (Term ends December 31, 2025)

Erin C. Delgado, (Term ends December 31, 2025)

Robin Lapidus, (Term ends December 31, 2025)

Daniel P. Shea, (Term ends December 31, 2025)

Nikki Shepardson, (Term ends December 31, 2024)

Donald E. Sherblom, (Term ends December 31, 2023)

Vacancies: 1 

Board of County Commissioners Liaison

Jeff Kuhl, County Commissioner Deputy Director

Commission Staff

Natalie Zaman, Executive Director

Nancy Hanna, Senior Account Clerk

Commission Meetings

Commission meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the Historic Courthouse in Flemington unless otherwise noted. 

2023 Reorganization Meeting Public Notice (PDF)

View the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Agendas and Minutes.