Mary H. Melfi

County Clerk
Title: County Clerk
Phone: 908-788-1214
Mary H. Melfi

County Clerk Mary H. Melfi is in the fifth year of her third five year term. She has been a resident of Hunterdon County for over 40 years. Mary grew up in Lebanon Borough and is a graduate of North Hunterdon Regional High School (where she graduated with Surrogate Susan J. Hoffman). She has resided in the Borough of Flemington since 1977 where she served on the Borough Council from 1994-2006, the Planning Board from 1993-2018 and Emergency Manager until 2019. She also was one of the first in the County to serve with the Community Dispute Resolution program as a certified mediator.

During her tenure as a Councilwoman, she served as a member of the Hunterdon County Planning Board and is a Past President of the Hunterdon County Municipal Officers Association.

Mary is currently serving as the Vice President of the 200 Hunterdon Club of Hunterdon County. She has been recognized by the Hunterdon County YMCA, Hunterdon Prevention Resources and SAFE in Hunterdon for her contributions to the community. She was featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt as a Person Making a Difference for her relationship with Safe in Hunterdon.

She is an active 40-plus year member of American Legion Post 159 Ladies Auxiliary and received the Distinguished Service Award from the Hunterdon County Marine Corp League for her support of veterans.

She is involved with the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey where she is a Past President (2009 to 2010) and served 9 years as Treasurer. She is currently serves as the Legislative Liaison. She takes an active interest in new legislation affecting the Clerk's office and her constituents and will often appear before legislative committees offering testimony in support of or in opposition of new legislation. She is a Past President of the New Jersey Association of Counties.

Mary "Connects the Clerk to the County" by providing educational programs on running for local office, voting in a Primary, and searching the search room. Her office remains user friendly with passport hours that fit the public needs.


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