MORRIS COUNTY — The Board of Directors of the Spring Street Community Development Center announces the appointment of Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon as the newest member of the board.
Sheriff Gannon’s appointment expands the Board to nine directors. He will be a member of the Development and Governance Committees. The board is led by Chair, Rev. Sidney S. Williams, Jr., Pastor, Bethel Church of Morristown.
“Jim Gannon embodies the spirit of community and brings talent, expertise and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have him by our side as we continue to help strengthen the community in Morris County,” said Teresa E. Williams, Executive Director of the Spring Street Community Development Center.
Since 2011, the Spring Street Community Development Corporation has been helping diverse communities of people with limited resources strengthen their families and find shelter during times of crisis.
Services include academic enrichment and outreach programs for youth ages 10-14, mentoring and tutoring, parenting classes (SOAR), emergency referral services, substance abuse services, food pantry and community kitchen (Table of Hope). Annually, Spring Street CDC serves over 5,000 individuals.
Of those, 60 percent are refugees and/or immigrants. To learn more about the Spring Street CDC and its programs, visit www.springstreetcdc.org or like us on Facebook.
Sheriff Gannon grew up in Boonton and graduated from Our Lady of Mount Carmel elementary school and Boonton High School. He earned an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement from the County College of Morris, Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from William Paterson University, and a Master’s Degree in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Sheriff Gannon was a Patrolman in his hometown of Boonton, and Boonton Township, followed by more than two decades of service at the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, where he attained the rank of Deputy Chief of Investigations. Sheriff Gannon also was assigned to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Upon retirement, he joined the private sector at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, where he retired as the Global Head of Security Risk.
In addition to his professional career in law enforcement and security, Gannon has given back to the surrounding communities in other ways, including as current President of the 200 Club of Morris County, Adjunct Professor at Centenary College, Life Member of the New Jersey State PBA 327, Cofounder of the Morris County Chapter of the Emerald Society of the State of New Jersey, and as a Drum Major in the Police Pipes & Drums of Morris County, to name a few.