Nick DiRocco of Wall Township will go down in history as the last person sworn in as a Monmouth County Freeholder.
Governor Murphy signed legislation on Friday changing the title to Commissioner, effective January 1, 2021.
Whoever is elected to the County governing body this November, very likely Freeholder Lillian Burry and Ross Licitra, the Executive Director and Chief Humane Officer of the Monmouth SPCA, the Republicans, will be elected as freeholders and sworn in as commissioners.
DiRocco, a former mayor of Wall was elected last year along with Freeholder Director Tom Arnone. Arnone was sworn in first last January, making DiRocco the last person who will ever be sworn in as a freeholder.