Friday, May 1st, 2009

The Morris County Board of Freeholders conducted a county government orientation session for local elected officials April 30.

Mayors and members of governing bodies and school districts from communities across the county were in attendance to get a better understanding of how county government works.

“County government offers a wide array of services to its citizens,” said Freeholder Director Gene F. Feyl. “The freeholders thought it would be helpful to give municipal officials and school district representatives an overview of those services as well as information on how to obtain them.”

Those in attendance heard brief presentations from the six county government
department directors, their responsibilities and the programs and services their departments offer. They also received an update on the county’s H1N1 Swine Flu monitoring efforts.

The freeholders began the orientation program in 2006, and according to the New Jersey Association of Counties, Morris was the first county in the state to reach out to local officials in this manner.