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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Governor Names Jaquelyn Suárez as Acting DCA Commissioner

Governor Murphy has named Division of Local Government Services Director Jacquelyn Suárez as Acting Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Effective September, 18 Suárez will serve as Acting DCA Commissioner pending her confirmation by the Senate. The Governor has indicated that he will formally make the nomination when the Senate returns to session. 

Acting Commissioner Suárez has been Division of Local Government Services Director and chair of the Local Finance Board since 2021. Prior to serving as the Director of DLGS, Suárez provided legal advice to Governor Murphy on matters affecting his Administration as an associate counsel in the Governor’s Office, with a focus on issues related to the Departments of Community Affairs, Human Services, Children and Families, and the Administrative Office of the Courts. Before joining the Governor’s Office, Suárez was DCA’s legislative liaison.  

League Executive Director Mike Cerra noted that: “Succeeding Sheila Oliver is no easy task, but Jacquelyn Suárez's experience makes her the ideal choice. The League is pleased to learn of her appointment to be the Acting DCA Commissioner. We worked with her both when she was with the Governor's Office and as DLGS Director. We very much look forward to continuing our partnership in advancing the interests of local governments and our taxpayers.” 

Contact: Mike Cerra, Executive Director,, 609-695-3481, x120.

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