Vol. 28 - 2018
May 24, 2018
The second annual ‘HackHunterdon’ Hackathon is just around the corner on June 9th & 10th at Hunterdon Central High School.
It's going to be an amazing event, with great food and treats throughout the hack, and $10,000 (!) in cash prizes.

Interested individuals can apply and learn more at: http://www.hackhunterdon.com
New Internet Phone System To Save County
Nearly $200,000 Annually
Hunterdon County will save nearly $200,000 annually in expenses for County government wide telephone service, under a new contract for a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telecommunications system with AT&T, awarded by the Freeholders at the May 15 th Board meeting.

Freeholder Director Matt Holt stated, “By implementing the VoIP system, a key recommendation of the County’s Information Technology Assessment report, we are advised that the County’s annual communications cost will reduce from $405,000 to $207,000 per year going forward, a considerable savings for the taxpayers.

Substantial work has gone into this project from the staff at the County’s Communications Division, IT Division, and Purchasing. All are to be congratulated for coming up with an effective communication system that takes advantage of technology while lowering costs.”

Report: Hunterdon Tourism Spending
Tops $300 Million
“Just The Tip Of The Iceberg”
Visitors to Hunterdon County spent $317 million on tourism goods and services in 2016, a record amount of total tourism related receipts in the County, according to the Tourism Impact Study performed by the Lloyd Levinson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality, and Tourism at Stockton University that was presented to the Hunterdon County Freeholder Board on May 15 th .

Freeholder Board Director Matt Holt said, “The impact study report is positive and heartening news about tourism as an economic driver in the county and, most importantly, demonstrates that it is just the tip of the iceberg. There is tremendous room to grow the tourism element of the local economy.”

Dr. Brian Tyrrell, Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Stockton University, presented to the Freeholders the first phase of the three phase Tourism Study being conducted by the Levinson Institute, as part of the County’s Economic Development strategy. 

Hunterdon County
Public Health Emergency Preparedness -
A Model for New Jersey
The Hunterdon County Health Division’s emergency preparedness training and planning was labelled ‘a model for public health preparedness in New Jersey,’ by the State Department of Health assessment auditor earlier this month.

County Health Officer Karen DeMarco stated “The County’s Health emergency preparedness operations were approved by the state Health Department auditor, who complimented the robustness of the Division’s plans and called the operation a model for the state.

The approval comes as a result of numerous training exercises, hours of staff training, and after action reports, all designed to protect Hunterdon County residents in the event of a range of public health threats, including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events.”

i nformation corner
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Please join our local effort to raise awareness about elder abuse in our community by wearing purple to show your support on Friday, June 15, 2018.

EARLY VOTING available by way of a mail-in ballot. Download the application, stop in at the County Clerk's office or call 908-788-1214 if you have any questions.

Primary election, June 5, 2018

With recent storms and damage to homes and their external electric components,
it's important to know what your responsibilities are, click below to
read more.

TAKE TO THE TRAIL
Residents Are Encouraged To Take To The Trail on Saturday, June 2
J. Matthew Holt  
Director
Suzanne Lagay 
Deputy Director
John E. Lanza
John W. King 
Shaun Van Doren

Mary H. Melfi
County Clerk
Fred Brown
Sheriff
Susan J. Hoffman
Surrogate
Anthony P. Kearns III
Prosecutor
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