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TRENTON, N.J.—Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes conducted swearing-in ceremonies today for five people who will join various County Boards and Commissions.

Hughes thanked the residents for volunteering for the positions, which typically carry three or four year terms. As a member of a board or commission, volunteers with professional or personal experience in specific fields assist the County in governing by offering recommendations and generating solutions to policy issues.

“These new members of our County Boards and Commissions are truly doing a great service to the public, and that is lending their expertise to issues that affect us all,” Hughes said during the ceremony at the County’s McDade Administration Building in Trenton.

The new members are as follows: Roberta Flacks of Titusville, who will join the Mercer County Commission on Abused, Neglected and Missing Children; Russell White of Princeton, who joins the Mercer County Special Services School Board; Angela DiFranco of Bordentown, who joins the Mercer County Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Advisory Committee; Doris E. P. Hodges of Trenton, who joins the Mercer County Council on Aging; and John Piepszak of Pennington, who joins the Mercer County Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Advisory Committee.

The County has several openings on its various boards and commissions, and is asking interested citizens to consider serving in one of these volunteer positions. Participating on a board or commission can be a rewarding experience, as members collaborate with other concerned citizens of Mercer County on how best to deliver services and affect change. For consideration, please submit a resume and supporting letter to Boards and Commissions, 640 South Broad Street, Room 502, Trenton, N.J. 08611 or electronically at