Bergen’s County Executive, Freeholders, departmental staff, civic and faith based communities held a forum with Phil Mangano of the Interagency Council on Homelessness on January 29, 2008. Freeholder Chair Bernadette P. McPherson welcomed the participants. She announced that one key component of the Bergen County’s soon to be completed Ten Year Plan will be to have all of Bergen County’s departments work together in partnership to end homelessness. Mr. Mangano noted that as easy as these sounds it rarely happens without leadership by the freeholders and county executive. To listen to Mr. Mangano’s speech use the toolbars.