Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders has appointed Freeholder Kathryn A. DeFillippo as the county’s representative on the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority Board of Trustees.
The NJTPA oversees transportation planning and controls all federal surface transportation investments throughout the 13-county northern and central New Jersey region. The board of trustees is made up of elected officials from each county and the region’s two largest cities, as well as representatives of state transportation agencies and the governor’s office. Board membership is an uncompensated position.
“I look forward to representing Morris County as a member of the NJTPA Board,” Freeholder DeFillippo said. “This is a great opportunity to improve transportation for residents in Morris County and throughout northern New Jersey. Investment in transportation helps our economy grow stronger.”
This is DeFillippo’s first year on the freeholder board. She is a former councilwoman, deputy mayor and mayor in Roxbury.
While mayor of Roxbury, she worked with the county and the NJTPA as part of the Morris County’s Freight Rail Advisory Committee, which focuses on freight rail and associated economic development opportunities in the county.