ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Al Mirabella, a Fanwood resident who has served as a Union County Freeholder since 1997, was among the inaugural New Jersey Association of Counties’ Freeholder Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Atlantic City on Thursday, May 8. Inductees were chosen for their leadership, commitment to county government, and 20 years of public service.

Mirabella, who grew up in Roselle Park, also serves as Scotch Plains Township Manager. During his career as a Freeholder, he has led initiatives to:

  • preserve hundreds of acres of open space,
  • expand park space,
  • create new recreational facilities for youth,
  • grow the County’s various educational institutions,
  • create the state’s first Office on LGBTQ Affairs,
  • expand services to those with special needs, and
  • create new workforce and economic development initiatives.

The full list of 2019 inductees includes:

  • Camden County Freeholder Edward T. McDonnell
  • Camden County Freeholder Jeffrey L. Nash
  • Cape May County Freeholder Gerald M. Thornton
  • Essex County Freeholder Patricia Sebold
  • Gloucester County Freeholder Robert M. Damminger
  • Hudson County Freeholder William O’Dea
  • Mercer County Freeholder Ann M. Cannon
  • Mercer County Freeholder Lucy R. S. Walter
  • Morris County Freeholder Doug Cabana
  • Ocean County Freeholder John P. Kelly
  • Ocean County Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari
  • Union County Freeholder Al Mirabella

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