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Sunset and Ocean Breezes for Freeholder Director Lillian Burry's Fundraising Event

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Former County Clerk Claire French, CSAV President Glen Dalakian, Freeholder Director Lillian Burry Credits: Event Staff
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Director Lillian Burry, Freeholder Tom Arnone, CASV President Glen Dalakian, County Clerk Christine Hanlon The Famous Don Burry is in the back! Credits: Event Staff
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Freeholder DiMaso, Glen Dalakian, President CSAV Systems Credits: Event Staff
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SPRING LAKE, N.J. - Colts Neck resident and Monmouth County Freeholder Director Lillian Burry was honored on June 13th at an event at The Breakers in Spring Lake.

Director Burry is running for re-election in November and traveling the county to share time with folks she has represented since 2006, when she was first elected to the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Burry is no stranger to public service, leadership and serving as a steward of land, water and historic resources.

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Freeholder Burry served at the local level in both Colts Neck and Matawan. 

In  Matawan, she was deeply involved in the Historic Preservation Program and, during her service, the borough's most historic 18th century-era mansion was purchased.

In Colts Neck, she was elected to three terms on the Township Committee, where she served as Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Committeewoman.

Municipalities are facilitated by subcommittees and she served on many in Colts Neck, including:

Planning Board, Long-Range Planning Committee, Litigation Steering, Architectural Review, Buildings & Grounds, Finance, Affordable Housing, Environmental Commission and the Farmland, Open Space & Historic Preservation Program.

She was the municipal liaison to the local schools, regional high school, county government, Naval Weapons Station Earle, Police Department and the September 11th Memorial Committee.

Prior to being elected to the Board of Chosen Freeholders, Burry had served as a citizen member of the Monmouth County Planning Board and the Monmouth County Library Commission.

According to the Monmouth County Republican Organization, Lillian Burry has served on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders since 2006. In 2008 she served as Freeholder Director, the first woman in County history to be elected to this position. Under her leadership, the Board made many improvements to the County government, including strict oversight of spending and budget practices. The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders was the only county government in the state of New Jersey that did not raise taxes in 2008. She would go on to hold the position of Director two more times.

Lillian served three terms on the Colts Neck Township Committee, including stints as Mayor and Deputy-Mayor. Prior to that, in Matawan, Lillian was the first woman ever elected to the Borough Council. She currently serves on the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Planning Authority. She has secured 400 acres of open space and recreational facilities for the county, and she spearheaded the establishment of a Veteran’s Community Center. She was also appointed to the Fort Hancock-Sandy Hood Advisory Committee by the Department of the Interior.

She has been named person of the year by the Latino-American Council, the Fraternal Order of the Police, the Conservation Foundation, the Agricultural Commission, Marine Corps League, and Historic Association. She received the 2012 Spinnaker Award, and was the Grand Marshall of the Open Space Pace.

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