Vol. 51 - 2019
January 10, 2019
County 2019 Re-organization Meeting

Hunterdon Freeholder Director
Suzanne Lagay:
"Welcome To A Strong Fiscally
Conservative Board"

John Lanza Named Deputy Director
Pledging to continue the Hunterdon County Freeholder Board’s “conservative culture of financial controls,” Suzanne Lagay was unanimously elected Director of the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders for 2019, at the annual re-organization meeting on January 7 th at the Historic Courthouse in Flemington.

Freeholder John E. Lanza was elected Deputy Director.

Lagay stated during her remarks, “Welcome to your 2019 Board of Chosen Freeholders, a strong, fiscally conservative governing body that has proven that with careful analysis, investing in the future is profoundly conservative.”

Lagay pointed to open space and farmland preservation, economic development, and achieving a clean independent audit for the County, “which has resulted from our culture of financial controls,” as major successes by the Board over the past few years.

Pictured Left to Right: County Clerk Mary Melfi swearing in Freeholder Director Suzanne Lagay with family member Michael Gallaway holding the Bible.
Freeholder Deputy Director John E. Lanza sworn in by his father, John R. Lanza, with his two children and his wife, Kyra Lanza, holding the Bible.

Newest Hunterdon Freeholder
Sue Soloway Has Taxpayers'
First Philosophy

Matt Holt Takes Oath For Fifth Term
Hunterdon County’s newest Freeholder, Susan Soloway, pledged to carry over to County government the taxpayers’ first philosophy she applied during her service on the Franklin Township Committee, during remarks following her swearing in as a Freeholder by State Senator Michael Doherty.

Soloway, elected in November along with veteran Freeholder Matt Holt, stated, “I intend to work cooperatively with my Freeholder colleagues to continue the Board’s efforts to hold in check the cost of government. I believe tax dollars are precious and must be used effectively, efficiently and sparingly.”

Freeholder Holt, sworn into office for a fifth term, thanked his colleagues for their support during his term as Freeholder Director in 2018 and thanked the voters of Hunterdon County for their vote of confidence. “We are doing a great many things right to preserve the unique character and way of life in Hunterdon County and the voters recognize it,” Holt said.

Pictured Left to Right: Freeholder Sue Soloway sworn in by Senator Mike Doherty while husband Rob and grandson hold the Bible and family members look on.
Freeholder Deputy Director John E. Lanza swearing in Freeholder J. Matthew Holt while wife, Megan Jones-Holt, holds the Bible.

Susan Hoffman Takes Oath
As Hunterdon Surrogate
For Eighth Time
Surrogate Susan Hoffman, re-elected by Hunterdon County’s voters in November for an eighth term as Judge of the Surrogate Court, had the oath of office administered by Superior Court Judge Michael O’Neill, at the Hunterdon County Re-organization Meeting on January 7 th .

Surrogate Hoffman stated, “My motto has always been to help, not hinder whatever process you are involved with in the Surrogate’s Court, whether it be adoption, guardianship, probate or administration. I shall continue to keep ahead of the changes in the law, so I can convey these changes to the public. I look forward to serving the residents of Hunterdon County for the next five years.”

Pictured: Judge Michael O'Neill swearing in Surrogate Susan Hoffman while her husband, Larry Greene, holds the Bible.

Hunterdon County 2018:
A Year Of Achievements

Freeholder Board Director Matt Holt noted several County achievements during his year-end wrap up report on December 18 th , including initiating a riverfront preservation/tourism project in Milford, moving the South County Library back to East Amwell, and having a record number of seniors participate in the County’s Senior Citizen programs.

i nformation
Open House Jan. 26 Allows Hunterdon County Students To Explore Polytech Programs
Prospective students and their guardians are invited to visit the annual Open House and learn what the school has to offer for students who live in any Hunterdon County school district. Click here to find out how.
Hunterdon County Division of Parks & Recreation

Program descriptions & details are available here . All programs require pre-registration . Note our free lectures on January 17 & 24!

Please note that cost is per participant, including children and accompanying adults, unless stated otherwise.  
Round Valley Reservoir Project Update

Running For Local Office Workshop

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Snow Date, February 2, 2019
9 am - 12 noon
Freeholder Meeting Room
Administration Building, 2nd floor
71 Main Street, Flemington
January Is National Blood Donor Month

Help Save A Life!

Donate this month to the American Red Cross, Click here for more information.
Hunterdon County Parks & Recreation Division Have Available Discount Ski Tickets for the 2019 Season
Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders
and Constitutional Officers

Suzanne Lagay  
John E. Lanza 
Deputy Director
J. Matthew Holt
Susan Soloway 
Shaun Van Doren

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