County Executive Dennis Levinson is a Ventnor native and a graduate of Atlantic City High School. He obtained a B.A. from what is now Rowan University and is a former history teacher.
Levinson was a councilman in the City of Northfield and Atlantic County Freeholder at Large. He was chosen by his peers as Freeholder Chairman six times. He was elected
Atlantic County Executive in 1999 and re-elected 2003, 2007, and 2011. Levinson’s achievements and community involvement have been recognized by numerous civic, service and charitable organizations. He has received the Salvation Army Community Builders Award, the American Red Cross Distinguished Service Award, the Four Chaplains Legion of Honor, the Atlantic City Mainland Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year, the Whitney Young Spirit of Scouting Award, the Christopher Columbus Man of the Year Award, the Paul Aiken Encore Award, the March of Dimes FDR Community Service Award and the New Jersey Governor’s Leadership Award for Tourism. He has also been honored (along with Yogi Berra) by the Jersey Shore Council with the Distinguished Citizens Award, by Beron-JOAS of Atlantic County, the Atlantic County Police Chiefs Association, the Atlantic County Firefighters Association, the Atlantic City NAACP, the Absecon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9452, the American Legion Post 28 and the American Legion Post 81. He received CODI’s Outstanding Community Leadership Award, the Disabilities Resource Center’s Special Honoree, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Distinguished Service Award, the Military Order of the Purple Heart Distinguished Service Award, the Department of Veterans Affairs Outstanding Service Award, the Ernie Day Good Scout Award, the Sons of Italy Louis Rosini Man of the Year Award, the Atlantic Prevention Resources Excellence in Prevention Award, the Atlantic County Hispanic Alliance Presidents Award, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Man of the Year Award and Vietnam Veterans of America Veterans Advocate Award. Levinson served as the Grand Marshall of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Levinson was awarded the Beth El Synagogue’s Father Thom Schiavo Brotherhood Award and was the Grand Marshall of the Pan-Asian New Year Parade, the New Jersey Conference of Mayors’ County Executive of the Year, the ACIT’s Person of the Year and the National Sons of the American Revolution Col. Richard Somers Chapter Award recipient.