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Koontz Unanimously Approved to Chair Freeholder Board in 2020

Post Date:01/06/2020 9:17 AM


Trenton – On Friday, Jan. 3, the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders ushered in 2020 by holding their annual Reorganization Meeting and selected new leadership for the upcoming year. 

Freeholder Andrew Koontz of Princeton who served as the Board’s Vice-Chair in 2019 was unanimously chosen to serve as Board Chairman. 2020 will mark Koontz’s ninth year as a Freeholder and his second term as Board Chairman.

“It’s an honor to be chosen by my colleagues to lead the Freeholder Board in 2020," Freeholder Koontz said. “I believe I bring a unique perspective to the Board and I look forward to this upcoming year.”

Koontz, who was joined by his wife Laurie, was sworn in as Chair by Hopewell Township Mayor Kristin McLaughlin.

Outside from his duties as a Freeholder, Koontz is a television and broadcasting teacher at Hightstown High School, where he loves teaching his students the skills he learned over a 20-year career in television broadcasting in Manhattan

“I believe strongly that we must continue our investment into the construction of a new terminal at Mercer County Airport, Our current terminal is unable to accommodate the heavy usage it is experiencing now. A new state-of-the-art terminal must be built to handle passenger traffic while also providing standard amenities we currently do not,” concluded Koontz.

Freeholder and Trenton resident Samuel T. Frisby was selected to serve as Vice-Chair in 2020, was sworn in by 15th District Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson

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