TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello was recently sworn in as president of the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey (COANJ) in a ceremony at the Statehouse Annex in Trenton.  She was elected to the position by her fellow county clerks from all 21 New Jersey counties. 

“I’m so thrilled and honored to be able to lead this bi-partisan organization of New Jersey County Clerks, Sheriffs and Surrogates in a collaborative and positive way to move the organization forward through this pandemic,” said Sollami Covello. “We will continue to exchange best practices so that we can continue to bring direct County services to the public.” 

Previously, Sollami Covello served as vice president, secretary, and chief clerk of COANJ. She also has served on various committees through the years.

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Founded in 1920, COANJ seeks to "establish a cooperative effort among the Sheriffs, County Clerks, Surrogates and Registers of Deeds among the 21 counties of the State of New Jersey to improve services rendered to their respective constituencies.” In addition to several smaller meetings throughout the year, the constitutional officers hold an annual conference and installment dinner to educate members on emerging topics, swear in new officers, and discuss best practices to improve services throughout the members’ respective counties of New Jersey

Sollami Covello was sworn in by Senator Shirley K Turner and was joined by Mercer County’s other two senators -- Senator Linda Greenstein and Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman. 

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