Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry
Freeholder Lillian G. Burry
Telephone: 732-683-8855
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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
  • Serves as liaison to the county park and library systems and the county's various Public Services and Regulation functions: Prosecutor's Office, Sheriff’s Office, County Surrogate, County Clerk as well as the Board of Elections, Superintendent of Elections, Medical Examiner, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service, Consumer Affairs, Construction Board of Appeals, Planning and the Police Academy. 
  • 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.

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