SOMERVILLE – To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Somerset County Board of Commissioners will hold its 2021 swearing-in ceremony and reorganization meeting virtually on Friday, Jan. 8.

The swearing-in ceremony will be held at 12 p.m. and can be viewed live on Somerset County’s Facebook page, YouTube channel or website.

The ceremony will include the swearing in of Commissioners-elect Paul Drake and Douglas Singleterry and Surrogate-elect Bernice “Tina” Jalloh. Also scheduled to be sworn in during the reorganization are Somerset County Administrator Colleen Mahr and Engineer Matthew Loper.

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The annual reorganization meeting will take place at 2 p.m. and can be viewed live on Somerset County’s Facebook page ( or on Zoom.

If joining the meeting using Zoom, click the following link at the date and time of the meeting:   All attendees will be muted by default.  If you do not have speakers or a microphone on your computer, you can dial in for audio.  Call one of the following phone numbers and enter ID: 827 2281 7966.

The public may also participate in the meeting by calling (908) 231-7075 promptly at 2:00 pm or by sending an email to

For more information, contact the Public Information Office at or 908-231-7020.

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