NAWBO SJ DEIB-Empowered Through Knowledge
Two years ago, the term Freeholder, a term that dates back to the American Revolution loosely referencing “white male owners of debt-free land”, was stricken from usage in the State of New Jersey. The new title, County Commissioner, firmly embraces the tenants and values of DEI and is less offensive. If you were not aware of the change, or you are just curious about how the change took place, please explore the link below to further understand how the NJNineteen, a coalition of Black county officials, led the efforts to introduce NJ constituents to government official title terminology reflective of the 21st Century.
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