Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon was honored as the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #30, Monmouth County Superior Officers Association’s Person of the Year for 2018 at the union’s 11th annual winter gala last weekend at Doolan’s in Spring Lake.
“Our admiration for Clerk Hanlon extends back to her career as an attorney. She has consistently been supportive of law enforcement, corrections and our members in particular,” said Lt.Shawn Reece, president of FOP Lodge #30. “In her role as County Clerk, Ms. Hanlon is a role model for elected officials, present and future, for the professionalism and dignity with which she conducts her office.”
Reece told MMM that Hanlon was the unanimous choice of the 11 person screening committee that chose this year’s honoree.
“I am deeply honored to be chosen as the 2018 Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #30 Person of the Year,” said Hanlon. “Thank you to Lodge #30 President Shawn M. Reece and his association for this recognition.”
“The brave men and women who serve as corrections officers deserve our unwavering support every day as they work to maintain public safety and to reform and rehabilitate our County’s offenders,” said Hanlon. “We owe Monmouth County’s Superior Officers a tremendous debt of gratitude for their service, commitment and sacrifice.”
Appointed Acting Clerk by Governor Chris Christie in March of 2015 upon the retirement of M.Claire French, Hanlon was elected to her own five year term on November 3, 2015. She is credited with modernizing the services her office provides and supervises with new technology, as well as expanding the outreach for county government services.
Most recently, Hanlon led the statewide effort to explain the new Vote By Mail law to New Jersey voters, thereby mitigating the confusion and upset such a major change usually results in.