Freeholder Vice Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh
Vice Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh is currently in the second year of his second term on the Freeholder Board. A native of Union County, he grew up in the Borough of Roselle and now resides in Union with his wife Maria.
Vice Chairman Jalloh has a Bachelor of Science degree in Rhetoric and Communications with a minor in African-American Studies from Syracuse University. He has also earned a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University Law School in Newark.
A staunch advocate for education, he is currently an adjunct professor at Kean University, where he has taught negotiation, debate, citizenship, public speaking, conflict resolution and communications law. He continues his advocacy as a member of various school advisory boards, including his alma matter Roselle Catholic High School.
As an attorney, Jalloh has worked for the Northwest Jersey and Essex Newark Legal Services programs, where he represented low-income individuals in matters involving family law, consumer and housing laws, and domestic violence. He also worked as an Assistant County Counsel for the County of Union. He is currently a member at the law firm of Kantor Jalloh, LLC.
His first term as a Freeholder was characterized by various efforts and accomplishments that helped outline the future direction of Union County’s government. Notably, as Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee in 2011, Jalloh played an integral role in supporting initiatives that have updated and streamlined the County’s response in addressing crisis situations, the benefits of which were felt soon thereafter during Hurricane Irene, and most recently, during Hurricane Sandy.
In the past year, Jalloh has served as a member of various boards and as advisor to councils in the County including: Liaison to the Emergency Management Council, Workforce Investment Board, Homeless Trust Fund Advisory Board, Advisory Board for the Disabled, and the Advisory Board for the Prevention of Youth Violence.
In addition, he has served as the 2013 Chairman of the Policy and Administrative Code Committee where he overseen various changes to the Administrative Code to ensure efficiency in the policies, procedures, and laws of Union County. Notably, the committee implemented a new asset management program, created a new employee handbook and training program, and devised the County Efficiency Committee that audits various County entities for savings.
Vice Chairman Jalloh remains committed to ensuring access to vital services for all the residents of Union County, particularly to those who are in need and most vulnerable. He remains dedicated to the community and looks forward to working collaboratively with his colleagues and utilizing his education and skills to ensure efficiency in County Government.