Thursday, June 19th, 2014

The Morris County Board of Freeholders has developed an e-newsletter for local, state and federal elected and appointed officials.

Freeholder Director Tom Mastrangelo said the e-newsletter, Freeholder Focus, is another example of the freeholder board’s enhancing the transparency of Morris County government.

“Our e-newsletter is one way we can let our municipal officials know how their county government operates,” Mastrangelo said. “It is important that they understand how we, the freeholders, establish priorities and make decisions.”

While the bi-monthly Freeholder Focus is aimed at officials, it is also available to anyone online at http://www.scribd.com/collections/4531134/Freeholder-Focus-Newsletters.

Mastrangelo also invites anyone interested in keeping up with county government news to sign up for Morris County Connections, the freeholder e-newsletter for the general public.

Morris County Connections is a fast and easy way for anyone to stay up to date about county government programs and freeholder actions,” Mastrangelo said.

“All anyone has to do is sign up, and county government news will be delivered right to his or her in-box.”

Registering for Morris County Connections can be accomplished online at www.MorrisCountyNJ.gov and following the prompts under the E-News tab.

Mastrangelo noted the freeholders are also actively using social media to help county residents stay connected to the county government.
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social sites provide tremendous opportunities for Morris County government to share news about programs, services, meetings, events and other timely information with our citizens,” Mastrangelo said.

Direct links to these sites, as well as to Scribd, an online document library, and Flickr, an online photo gallery, are accessible on the county government website, MorrisCountyNJ.gov, by simply clicking the social site’s icon at the top of the page.

“We’re using as many channels as possible to provide information about Morris County government programs and freeholder actions,” Mastrangelo said.