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Lillian G. Burry

Deputy Director, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Lillian G. Beneforti Burry was born in New York City.

Graduate Cum Laude – Wagner College, B.A. in History and Political Science Member of the National Honor History Fraternity

  • 2004 Wagner College Alumni Fellows Award in Political Science

Owner/Broker – Colts Neck Realty, in business over 30 years

  • Past President Women’s Council of Realtors
  • Past member of Monmouth County Association of Realtors Executive Board
  • Member of National and New Jersey Association of Realtors

Elected to Matawan Borough Council

  • Founding Member and Past President of the Matawan League of Women Voters
  • Played a leading role in fighting Imperial Oil Company after it was found to be dumping toxic waste at Burnt Fly Bog, now designated as a Federal Super Fund Site
  • Assisted in the restoration of Town Hall
  • Participated in the purchase of Matawan’s wetlands with 80% of the funding from the Green Acres Program
  • Headed Matawan’s Historic Preservation Program, during which time the group purchased and restored the borough’s most historic 1700’s era mansion

Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Committeewoman of Colts Neck Township, 1997-2006

  • Colts Neck Historian – in the forefront of Historic Preservation
  • Served as Township Committee Liaison to Colts Neck Police Department, local schools, regional high school, county government, and the September 11th Memorial Committee
  • Served as Earle Naval Weapons Station Liaison  and is leading the fight to stop residential development at Earle

Elected to first term on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders – 2005

  • Served as Director of the Board – 2008, 2010
  • Spearheaded the 0% tax increase for the 2008 County Budget
  • Freeholder member to County Planning Board, Parks and Recreation Commission and Library Commission
  • Formed the blue ribbon panel of the “Save the Horse” Committee, as an advocacy group for the economic viability of the equestrian community
  • Oversees the function of the Park System, Public Services and Regulation, including the Sheriff’s Office, Correctional Institution, County Surrogate and the County Clerk
  • Member of the Board of School Estimate for both Brookdale Community College and the Monmouth County Vocational Schools
  • Serves on the Police Academy Board of Directors and the County’s Emergency Management Council
  • Is in the forefront of farmland preservation – 11,000 acres to date
  • Proponent of the Park System – 15,000 acres to date with a goal of 19, 000 acres
  • Welcomed the 100,000,000 visitor to a Monmouth County park
  • Appointed by Governor Corzine to the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Planning Authority (FMERPA), leading the effort to save the Veteran’s Hospital 2009 – Elected Vice Chair
  • Appointed by Governor Christie to the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA), chairs the Veterans’ Sub Committee and is a member of the Real Estate Sub Committee
  • Fought and stopped a Federally Exempt Solid Waste Rail Station in Freehold Township
  • Directed a challenge to the new FEMA Flood Zone Maps
  • Chaired the County’s 325th Anniversary celebration that featured the county historic sites, programs and resources – 2008
  • Strong proponent of the Monmouth County Library System

Recipient of the 2008 Marine Corp League “Distinguished Citizen” Award
2008 “Person of the Year” – Sheriff’s Officers Fraternal Order of Police Local #50
2010 Monmouth County Historical Commission “Person of the Year”
A resident of Colts Neck Township, is married to Donald Burry, has one daughter and two grandchildren.