Saturday, January 7th, 2017
Lt. GOV. GUADAGNO GIVES OATHS OF OFFICE TO RETURING FREEHOLDERS AND NEW SHERIFF
Freeholders Doug Cabana of Boonton Township, Kathy DeFillippo of Roxbury, and Tom Mastrangelo of Montville were sworn in to new three-year terms on the county governing board last night, with oaths of office administered by New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno at the freeholders’ annual reorganization meeting in Morristown.
Freeholder Cabana was elected by his peers as the new Freeholder Director while Freeholder John Cesaro of Parsippany will serve as Deputy Director.
Also, new Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon took his oath last night – twice.
The first was at a ceremony in the historic Morris County Courthouse and was administered by Morris-Sussex Counties Superior Court Assignment Judge Stuart A. Minkowitz and attended by a host of political dignitaries, including former Gov. and State Sen. Richard Cody.
Lt. Gov. Guadagno did the ceremonial honors for Gannon a second time at the freeholders’ annual meeting.
Other members of the 2016 Morris County Board of Freeholders include Hank Lyon of Parsippany, Christine Myers of Mendham, and Deborah Smith of Denville.
“We are all elected to office because of a truest placed in us by those who elect us. A trust to make the right decisions, a trust to keep our promises,’’ said Freeholder Director Cabana.
“My goals and those of my fellow Freeholders in 2017 are to make the right decisions to benefit all residents of Morris County, to keep close watch on spending in while delivering critical public safety and quality of life services for our residents.’’
Cabana announced the roll-out of the county’s new EMS Service. It will offer much needed assistance to municipalities in providing basic emergency response, especially during daytime hours when many of our towns do not have enough volunteers or resources to handle emergency medical situations.
In 2017, the freeholder public work sessions will be held at 9:30 a.m. and the regular public meetings will start at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. A list of meeting dates can be found on the county government calendar at https://morriscountynj.gov/calendar/
The first meetings of the year will be held this Wednesday morning and evening, Jan. 11. The meetings are held in the County’s Administration and Records Building, 10 Court Street in Morristown.