MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders will hold its annual public reorganization meeting for 2017 on Friday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m., in the public meeting room of the county’s Administration and Records Building, 10 Court Street in Morristown
Doug Cabana will officially take over duties as Freeholder Director, replacing Kathy DeFillippo who is stepping down after two years at the helm of the county governing board. John Cesaro will be the new Deputy Freeholder Director. Recently re-elected freeholders Doug Cabana of Boonton Township, Kathy DeFillippo of Roxbury, and Tom Mastrangelo of Montville, will take their oaths of office from Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno for new three-year terms on the county governing board. New County Sheriff James M. Gannon also will be sworn in by Guadagno.
Other members of the 2017 Freeholder Board include Hank Lyon of Montville, Christine Myers of Mendham, and Deborah Smith of Denville.
There will be a reception for the public at 6 p.m., prior to the reorganization event. County residents are invited to attend.
Public parking for the event is available in the Schuyler Place garage, one block from the county administration building, and nearby public lots on Cattano Avenue, plus street parking.
Cabana is the longest serving member of the Board of Freeholders, having joined the board in April 1997. He is a former freeholder director who was elected by his colleagues to that post in 2000 and again in 2001. He served as deputy director in 1998, 1999, 2011 and 2012. A past president of the New Jersey Association of Counties, it was under his leadership in 2006 that the association became an initial driving force behind the now popular concept of “shared services.” Cabana will continue in 2016 as Morris County’s representative to that statewide association, a role he has held since 1999. Cabana was mayor of Boonton Township for six years and a member of the township’s governing body for 11 years. He is a member of the 200 Club of Morris County and a former president of the Morris County League of Municipalities. Freeholder Cabana is an attorney who received his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. He also has a degree in business management from Ithaca College.