Somerset County Improvement Authority (SCIA)

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Joel L. Shain, Chairperson

Phone:            908-231-7040
20 Grove Street, P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876

The Somerset County Improvement Authority (SCIA) was established in 2001 as an additional shared services program that Somerset County offered to municipalities and local school districts in an effort to lower their cost of doing business.  It was the county's desire to provide an alternative funding mechanism for use by the county's local units when there is an opportunity to save taxpayer dollars.  


Improvement Authority Chairperson Joel Shain, Chairperson Improvement Authority Vice Chairperson
Sophia Chadda
, Vice Chairperson
Improvement Authority SecretaryMatthew Loper, Secretary
County Engineer, County of Somerset/908-231-7113 
John Kitchen, Commissioner Improvement Authority CommissionerPaul Blodgett, Commissioner


  • Nancy D’Andrea, Executive Director
  • Frank J. Borin, Authority General Counsel
    DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP/201-907-5207
  • Yvonne E. Childress
    County Director of Finance & Administrative Services , County of Somerset/908-203-6019
  • Melissa Kosensky
    County Assistant Director of Finance & Administrative Services, QPA, County of Somerset/908-231-7053


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