Posted Friday, December 21st, 2018

Two New Freeholders and County Clerk to Take Oaths of Office

The Morris County Board of Freeholders will hold its annual public reorganization meeting for 2019 on Friday, Jan. 4 at 6 p.m., in the public meeting room of the county’s Administration and Records Building, 10 Court Street in Morristown.

Morris County Freeholders Reorganization Meeting Set for January 4

Freeholder Deborah Smith

Recently re-elected Freeholder Deborah Smith of Denville, and her running mates (former Freeholder) John Krickus of Washington Township and former Mountain Lakes Mayor Stephen Shaw will take oaths of office for three-year terms on the county governing board.

County Clerk Ann Grossi will be sworn in for a second term.

Also, Freeholder Doug Cabana of Boonton Township is expected to be formally selected as Freeholder Director for a third consecutive year, Heather Darling of Roxbury is expected to be the new Deputy Freeholder Director.

Other members of the 2019 Freeholder Board are Kathy DeFillippo of Roxbury and Tom Mastrangelo of Montville.

There will be a reception for the public at about 7 p.m., following the reorganization event. County residents are invited to attend.

Public parking for the event is available in the Schuyler Place garage, one block from the county administration building, and nearby public lots on Cattano Avenue, plus street parking.

Morris County Freeholders Reorganization Meeting Set for January 4

Morris County Freeholder Director Douglas Cabana

Cabana is the longest serving member of the Board of Freeholders, having joined the board in April 1997. He is a former freeholder director who was elected by his colleagues to that post in 2000 and 2001. He served as deputy director in 1998, 1999, 2011 and 2012, and has been director in 2017 and 2018.

A past president of the New Jersey Association of Counties, it was under his leadership in 2006 that the association became an initial driving force behind the now popular concept of “shared services.” Cabana will continue in 2019 as Morris County’s representative to that statewide association, a role he has held since 1999.

Cabana was mayor of Boonton Township for six years and a member of the township’s governing body for 11 years. He is a member of the 200 Club of Morris County and a former president of the Morris County League of Municipalities.

Freeholder Cabana is an attorney who received his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. He also has a degree in business management from Ithaca College.