VOL. 16 - 2017
December 22, 2017
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
From The Hunterdon County Board of Freeholders
Freeholders In 2017:
Enhancing The Quality of Life In Hunterdon County

John E. Lanza completes his term as Director of the Freeholder Board on December 31 and continues here to reflect on the Boards’s efforts to enhance the quality of life for residents of Hunterdon County.
9-11-01: “Too Much Was Sacrificed That Day
To Ever Forget” – Sheriff Brown

“Sheriff Fred Brown re-established a Historic Courthouse steps ceremony commemorating September 11, 2001 on September 11 th this year. 

I was honored to join my Freeholder colleagues, Constitutional Officers, Congressman Leonard Lance, local officials, and leaders of numerous Hunterdon County first responder units in a moving ceremony remembering those who were lost and the sacrifices made that day. The Historic Courthouse bell sounded sixteen times in memory of the sixteen Hunterdon County residents who were lost on 9-11-01.  

King Chosen ‘Freeholder of Year’
By State Association

Also Selected For National Board of Trustees
The New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) has named Hunterdon County Freeholder John W. King the Maurice Fitzgibbons Freeholder of the Year, in recognition of Freeholder King’s dedicated service to the state Association.

The prestigious award recognizes Freeholder King’s leadership as President of the Association during 2016, particularly in dealing with several legislative issues of great importance to Freeholder Boards around the state. King presently serves as a member the NJAC Executive Committee.

“It is an honor to be named Freeholder of the Year by my colleagues from around the state. NJAC provides an invaluable service to County Officials by being a resource for ideas and innovations that help County governments deliver services for taxpayers efficiently,” Freeholder King stated.

Prescription Drug Drop-Off Boxes Help
Hunterdon County and Prevention Resources
Battle Opioid Epidemic
Drug addiction and opioid abuse have been declared a public health emergency and statistics show the numbers of New Jersey addiction deaths keep increasing. In an effort to combat this epidemic, the Hunterdon County Prosecutor and Sheriff Offices, in cooperation with Prevention Resources, recently properly disposed of 1,400 pounds of prescription medications, a six month supply, voluntarily surrendered by residents.

Freeholder Suzanne Lagay said, “Drug drop-off boxes are a safe and secure method for cleaning out medicine cabinets. We are grateful to Prevention Resources for their assistance in the disposal of potentially life-threatening prescription medications and understand this program is crucial to keeping our residents safe. As a Freeholder Board, we support all efforts to reduce drug usage and opioid addiction.”

Flemington-Raritan School District
Students Raise Funds In A District-Wide "Penny Wars Challenge"

This past August, a devastating hurricane caused widespread destruction across Texas and impacted thousands of families, businesses and schools.

In September, Flemington-Raritan School students joined forces to raise funds.

The students in each school competed in the challenge and they raised a combined total of $5,056.84.

Information Corner
Hunterdon County Division
of Public Health: Hand
Washing Program

The Health Department has developed a program for children from Pre-K to 3rd grade to teach proper hand washing. Using songs and demonstrations that are age appropriate, students are taught how germs spread and how to prevent it.

If you would like the Health Educator to visit your school and share the program with your students, call 908-788-1351.

Hunterdon County Library
Adult Reading Club

Join the club to start reading, click here for more information.
Public Works: First to Respond,
Last to Leave

Winter programs with
Hunterdon County Parks

There is plenty to do in the winter months, click here to read more and find out how to sign up.

Freeholders Re-organization Meeting
Historic Court House
January 2, 2018, 4pm

2017 Photo Gallery: Around Hunterdon County, A Year In Pictures
John E. Lanza  
John W. King  
Deputy Director
J. Matthew Holt
Suzanne Lagay 
Robert G. Walton

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