Posted Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Morris County Freeholder Director Doug Cabana was inducted today into the New Jersey Association of Counties’ inaugural Freeholder Hall of Fame during an event held in Atlantic City.

Freeholder Cabana speaks at NJAC Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Freeholder Cabana speaks at NJAC Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Cabana, who is a Boonton Township resident, was one of a dozen freeholders from across New Jersey to be honored for their leadership, commitment to county government, and 20 years of public service as elected freeholders. The award was made during the President’s Luncheon at NJAC’s 69th annual county government convention, this year at Caesar’s in Atlantic City.

Freeholder Cabana is the longest-serving member of the Board of Chosen 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, 2001, and again in 2017, 2018 and 2019.  He served as deputy director in 1998, 1999, 2011 and 2012.

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.” He continues in 2019 as Morris County’s representative to that statewide association, a role he has held since 1999.

Morris County Freeholder Doug Cabana Inducted into NJAC Hall of Fame

Freeholder Cabana (left) Poses with NJAC Executive Director John Donnadio

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.

In addition to Freeholder Cabana, the 2019 inductees include:

Camden County Freeholder Edward T. McDonnell

Camden County Freeholder Jeffrey L. Nash

Cape May County Freeholder Gerald M. Thornton

Essex County Freeholder Patricia Sebold

Gloucester County Freeholder Robert M. Damminger

Hudson County Freeholder William O’Dea

Mercer County Freeholder Ann M. Cannon

Mercer County Freeholder Lucy R. S. Walter

Ocean County Freeholder John P. Kelly

Ocean County Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari

Union County Freeholder Alexander Mirabella

Congratulations to all of the honorees!

Freeholder Cabana called on stage to accept the award

Freeholder Cabana called on stage to accept the award