FLEMINGTON, NJ – The director of Flemington Community Partnership will be leaving her position here.
Judy Goodwin, who has served as Executive Director since FCP’s initial funding in July last year, will be relocating for family reasons this summer, according to a press release issued today.
“Since we moved to Flemington in 2012, my family and I have deeply enjoyed being a part of such a loving and passionate community,” said Goodwin. “Deeper still is my gratitude for the opportunity to work with Flemington’s great business owners and commercial property owners as FCP’s Executive Director. I am sad to leave, but it is the best decision for my family.”
Goodwin’s contract will expire this summer. She and FCP are working to identify a successor.
Goodwin has ensured the board that she will collaborate on the transition in order to ensure a continuity plan is securely in place.
“Having earned the respect and gratitude of the community through her tireless efforts, Judy laid a strong foundation for FCP’s long term success and efficacy,” said Dr. Paul Marciano, FCP Board Chair in the statement. “We will miss her enthusiasm and professionalism, but we are confident in our organization’s ability to move forward and continue our mission.”
Goodwin originally served as an FCP trustee, during which time she spearheaded the revitalization of an abandoned Main Street gas station into the popular summer community beer garden, the Filling Station. She took on the Executive Director role part-time in July 2016. Since that time, she has “worked to develop a culture of transparency, respect, and innovation in Flemington,” the press release states.
"Judy's glowing magnetic personality turned skeptics into evangelists,” said Borough Councilman Brian Swingle, who is Council’s liaison to the FCP. “She is one of a kind and will be sorely missed."
Goodwin is currently working on HackHunterdon, a 24-hour tech creation competition hosted in Flemington. FCP’s partners in this initiative are the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce and the Hunterdon County Economic Development.