Thomas A. Arnone is currently serving his fifth, three-year term, on
the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners. In 2023, he was
elected by his colleagues to serve as Director of the Board. He also
served as Director in 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 and
deputy director in 2012 and 2013. Director Arnone oversees the
County’s Department of Public Works and Engineering and serves as the
liaison to Public Information, Tourism, Economic Development, the
Office of Shared Services, the Department of Transportation, Brookdale
Community College, the Prosecutors Office, the Environmental Council,
the Improvement Authority, and the Shade Tree Commission.
Since being elected as a Commissioner, Director Arnone has been an
advocate for shared services between municipalities and counties. He
established the Healthy Monmouth Initiative, bringing together
students from different socioeconomic backgrounds to learn about good
nutritional habits. In addition, Director Arnone started the Grow
Monmouth program to help revitalize the County’s business climate,
developed a Façade Improvement program and set-up a Tourism Advisory
Group to bring mayors and tourism leaders together. Director Arnone
also created the annual Made in Monmouth event to exclusively showcase
locally made consumer products.
Prior to his election as a Commissioner, Director Arnone served as
an elected official in Neptune City. As mayor, from 2004 through 2010,
he was instrumental in the acquisition of more than $1.5 million in
grants and the successful revitalization of underutilized areas in the
community. As a council member from 1997 through 2003, Director Arnone
held positions as Police Commissioner, Public Works Commissioner and
the Finance committee chairman.
During his tenure in Neptune City, Director Arnone served as the
director of the Office of Emergency Management and as a member of the
Land Use, Planning and Recreation boards as well as the Shade Tree,
Environmental and Community Development Block Grant committees and the
Alliance to Prevent Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
Active in statewide organizations, Director Arnone currently
represents the County on the North Jersey Transportation Planning
Authority. He is a board member of the Salvation Army New Jersey
Division and organized the inaugural Pound the Pavement for Purple in
2014 to support pancreatic cancer research. He also serves as the Vice
Chairman of the Monmouth Ocean Foundation for Children. Additionally,
Director Arnone served as the 2010 president of the New Jersey
Conference of Mayors and has been an active member of the New Jersey
League of Municipalities.
Director Arnone is currently employed by the PRC Group located in
Red Bank where he serves as the Vice President of Business Development
and Homeowners Association.
Director Arnone is a graduate of Neptune High School and attended
Brookdale Community College. He currently is Vice President of
Property Management for PRC Group.
Director Arnone and his wife, reside in Neptune City. They have one daughter.