ABOUT THE HUNTERDON COUNTY FREEHOLDERS
2017 Board of Chosen Freeholders:
Sitting: John Lanza, Director and Suzanne Lagay.
Standing: John King, Deputy Director; Matt Holt and Rob Walton.
The top governing body in Hunterdon County - the Board of Chosen Freeholders being its exact name - originated in England, dating back to the sixteenth century. "Freeholders" as a term, is unique to New Jersey but it is comparable to similar officials in other states where they are called County Commissioners or Supervisors.
As top governing officials of Hunterdon County, the five Freeholders are chosen by popular vote in the November general elections. The term of office is for two or three years and the current compensation is $16,000 a year, with an extra $1,000 for the Director. One or two of the five members is elected each year. Any subsequent vacancies are filled by an appointment made by the remaining members to the Board for the unexpired term of the vacated seat.
The regular meetings of the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:00 pm but are subject to change. These meetings are open to the public and press. Additional meetings must be announced at least 48 hours in advance. Regular meetings are held in the Freeholders' Meeting Room 2nd floor in the Main Street County Complex, Flemington, New Jersey.
If there are any questions regarding the Freeholder's Meetings or about items placed on their agendas you may contact the Clerk of the Board of Freeholders, Denise B. Doolan at 908-788-1102 between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 p.m. Anyone who wishes to have an item placed on a Freeholders agenda must put that request in writing to Mrs. Doolan by 4:30 pm the Monday the week before each meeting.
You may e-mail the Freeholders or the Clerk of the Board at: firstname.lastname@example.org
BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
71 Main Street
Building #1, 1st Floor
PO Box 2900
Flemington, New Jersey 08822-2900
908-788-1102 * FAX 908-806-4236