About the County Clerk: Gilda T. Gill
Salem County Clerk Gilda T. Gill has been affiliated with Salem County government since 1990 when she served as the first female Freeholder in the county. Subsequently, she accepted the position of Clerk of the Board and served until December, 1999. At that time, Gill was elected as the first female County Clerk in the county and is currently completing her third term. She began her twenty years of public service in municipal government as a Municipal Clerk and Chief Finance Officer in Penns Grove, Elsinboro, Lower Alloways Creek and Pilesgrove.County Clerk Gill currently participates as a member of the Rotary of Penns Grove; Penns Grove Carneys Point Women’s Club; Marine Corps League, Salem Co Detachment; Red Hat Society; the Historical Society of Pennsgrove, Carney’s Point and Oldmans Townships; and other professional organizations. County Clerk Gill attended Salem Community College and Rutgers University, Camden and is a Certified Public Manager, Certified Finance Officer and Certified Municipal Clerk. Gilda and her husband, Morgan, have three children and nine grandchildren.
History of the Salem County Clerk’s Office
The County Clerk in the State of New Jersey is a county-wide elected Constitutional Officer. The County Clerk is responsible for the administration of a broad range of services including the filing and recording of all documents affecting real estate ownership and transfer, the processing of US Passport applications, assisting individuals who wish to become a Notary Public, issuance of County ID Cards, filing of Business Trade Names, and the supervision of elections. The Salem County Clerk also maintains the archival and historic documents of Salem County, including newspapers dating back to the 1800’s. In addition, the County Clerk provides a speaker program to organizations and schools. The County Clerk’s Office is a major source of funding for the County of Salem’s budget. During the period between 2000-2006, a total of nearly $6 million has been transferred to the county budget by the County Clerk.