Hunterdon Veterans’ Services Officer Now Available Fulltime To Assist County Veterans

The thousands of Hunterdon County residents who have served in the military now have access to a full time
advocate and support resource, following the Freeholder Board’s appointment of a County Veterans’ Services
Officer at the October 17th Board meeting.


Commenting on the appointment, Freeholder John King released the following statement, “We as a nation owe
a great debt to all who have served in uniform. I am proud to see Hunterdon County stepping up in this regard
through the establishment of the Veterans’ Services Officer on a full time basis again.”
The Freeholders appointed Caitlin Koether, an individual with extensive personal experience dealing with the federal Veterans’ Administration and an outstanding record of volunteer service for veterans’ families, as the Veterans’ Services Officer in the County’s Division of Seniors, Disabilities and Veterans.
The New Jersey Veterans’ Services Officer William J. McDonnell recommended Ms. Koether for the position.


King stated, “Our older veterans may need health care help from the Veterans’ Administration and now they
will have a strong champion, who knows how to overcome the VA bureaucracy, on their side here in Hunterdon
County.
And our newer veterans who have served in the war on terror, many of whom have experienced great sacrifice
to themselves and their families through multiple military deployments, may require personal attention and help – with educational opportunities, jobs, housing, health care, financial assistance and many other facets of life.


We are looking to the Veterans’ Services Officer to meet those needs.”
A part time State Veterans’ Services Officer, who was available on a once per week basis, has been serving
Hunterdon County Veterans.
Veterans can contact Veterans’ Services Officer Caitlin Koether by phone, 908-806-4179, or email,
ckoether@co.hunterdon.nj.us . The office is located at 4 Gauntt Place in Flemington.