Posted Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Showed Exemplary Leadership in Assisting the County’s Neediest Residents

The Morris County Board of Freeholders have honored retiring county Addictions Services Director Beth Jacobson for exceptional service over the past 27 years, helping many of Morris County’s most vulnerable residents.

Beth Jacobson poses with Freeholder Director Doug Cabana while freeholders Kathy DeFillippo and John Krickus applaud.

Beth Jacobson poses with Freeholder Director Doug Cabana while freeholders Kathy DeFillippo and John Krickus applaud.

Jacobson, who will retire on Oct. 31, was presented with a county resolution by the county governing board at its Oct. 23 work session in Morristown. Among those attending the event were recently retired county Behavioral Health Director Laurie Becker and Marcy McMann, chairwoman of the county’s Mental Health Addictions Services Advisory Board.

“During her career, Beth has positively impacted the lives of thousands of youths, adults and families, helping them recover from substance use and related problems, while working closely with towns, county partners and the state to build prevention networks that promote healthy lifestyles,” said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana. “She certainly will be missed.”

In her time with the county, Beth has served as a youth counselor, social worker, Municipal Alliance Coordinator and currently is the county’s Addictions Services Administrator.

She co-facilitated the Morris County Task Force on Opiates with the Community Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office; and helped to lead and facilitate the Morris County Stigma Free Communities Initiative, while serving on the Sheriff’s Hope One Advisory Board.

Freeholders Honor Retiring County Addictions Services Director Beth Jacobson

Beth Jacobson poses with colleagues, family and friends.

As an active partner and member in the Community Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris, she worked to prevent and reduce substance use throughout the lifespan through collaboration, education and community wide change.

Beth, who has been a fierce advocate for people in need of a broad range of human services, has focused on making a difference in the lives of youths, adults and families, helping them to recover from substance use and related problems. On behalf of all county residents, we say Thank You!!