Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver Named as Treasurer of National Lieutenant Governors Association

  • Posted on: 08/16/2022

TRENTON, NJ – Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver will serve as Treasurer for the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) for 2022-2023. The NLGA is a professional association supporting lieutenant governors and the officeholders first in line of succession to the governor in all 50 states and the U.S. territories in the goal of being as effective and as efficient as possible for constituents. 

Lt. Governor Oliver was appointed by a bi-partisan vote of her peers. She will serve as Treasurer through July of 2023. Prior to this most recent appointment, Lt. Governor Oliver had been serving as East Region Chair of the NLGA Executive Committee. 

“Lt. Governor Oliver’s selection demonstrates the confidence her peers across the nation have in her ability to collaborate in leading this essential group,” said NLGA Director Julia Brossart. 

“I am incredibly proud of Lt. Governor Oliver for her hard work serving the people of New Jersey and as East Region Chair of the NLGA Executive Committee,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “Recognition of her hard work has brought her to this new position as Treasurer for the NLGA and I look forward to watching her continue to have a positive impact on the people of our state and country in her new role.” 

“I thank the National Lieutenant Governors Association for naming me the 2022-2023 Treasurer and I look forward to continuing to connect with fellow Lt. Governors across the nation,” said Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, who serves as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA). “The Association offers state leaders like me the opportunity to collaborate and work towards a unifying goal of helping to improve people’s quality of life.” 

The NLGA meets three times a year. It also engages in international meetings and missions to bring the opportunity for economic, political, cultural, and/or academic benefit to NLGA members and the states and territories. Additionally, it offers the nation’s second-highest state officeholders the opportunity to assume national leadership roles, foster interstate cooperation, and share best practices for the benefit of their constituents.  

Lt. Governor Oliver was elected to office in 2017 with Governor Phil Murphy and reelected in 2021 to a second term. In addition to her role as Lieutenant Governor, she serves as Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, where she has led efforts to expand initiatives to create affordable housing; distribute emergency rental assistance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic; and strengthen programs focused on neighborhood revitalization, homelessness prevention, lead paint abatement, and local government services that support New Jersey’s 564 municipalities.  

In the times she has served as Acting Governor, she has signed multiple bills into law, including those that renewed the Urban Enterprise Zone Program, strengthen equal pay for equal work, protect employees from wage theft, and established a pilot program aimed at helping divert youth from entering and re-entering the juvenile justice system.  

DCA offers a wide range of programs and services, including local government management and finance, affordable housing production, fire safety, building safety, community planning and development, and disaster recovery and mitigation. 


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