FMERA TO MOVE TO TEMPORARY OFFICE SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
EATONTOWN, NJ – The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) will be moving its marketing and real estate operations to its new office at 15 Christopher Way, Eatontown, beginning on September 20, 2012. The temporary location is fully accessible to members of the public, and FMERA’s telephone number remains the same: (732) 720-6350. The remainder of the FMERA staff will temporarily occupy office space on the former Fort property in the Army’s Caretaker Office at no cost.
At its August meeting, the FMERA Board approved the five month lease with 550 Realty Corp. for 1,800 square feet of office space. FMERA hopes to move to its permanent location at the former Fort library in Oceanport by February 2013. The existing lease agreement at Corbett Way in Eatontown, which the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Planning Authority (FMERPA) entered into in August 2007, expired on August 31, 2012.
In August 2010, Governor Chris Christie signed into law the “Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority Act,” creating FMERA and charging it with advancing the Reuse and Redevelopment Plan authored by FMERPA. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) staffs FMERA, which currently has nine employees.
Led by Chairman Gorman, FMERA Board members include EDA Chairman Alfred Koeppe, Governor’s Authorities Unit Director Regina Egea, Monmouth County Freeholder Lillian Burry, Eatontown Mayor Gerald Tarantolo, Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon, Tinton Falls Mayor Michael Skudera, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Richard E. Constable III, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin, New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Harold Wirths, New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson, and Public Members Dr. Robert Lucky and Robert Ades.
For more information on FMERA, visit www.fortmonmouthredevelopment.com.