Middletown Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger
Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon announced today that Middletown Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger, PhD, is this year’s M. Claire French Award winner.
Created by Hanlon in 2015 and named for her predecessor, The M. Claire French Award for Leadership in Historic Preservation recognizes outstanding achievements of an elected official, government employee, public servant or civic organization in supporting historic preservation in Monmouth County through education, development, planning, rehabilitation, advocacy, community leadership or other means.
“Gerry Scharfenberger, an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Monmouth University, exemplifies the important aspects of the M. Claire French Award through his dedication to the maintenance and preservation of various historic sites in Monmouth County,” said Hanlon. “It is my honor to present the award to such a deserving community leader and educator.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 4th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: M.Claire French Award, Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger, Middletown, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Monmouth County News | 1 Comment »
Freeholder Lillian G. Burry
MANALAPAN, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is pleased to announce that Freeholder Lillian G. Burry has been selected to receive the inaugural M. Claire French Award for Leadership in Historic Preservation and Joseph W. Hammond has been selected to receive the 2015 Jane G. Clayton Award at Archives and History Day.
Both awards will be presented at Monmouth County Archives and History Day on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters.
“Both of these recipients are very deserving of recognition,” Hanlon said. “There is no public servant more deserving of the inaugural M. Claire French award than Lillian Burry. Lillian has been an advocate, champion and enthusiast of historic preservation in Monmouth County as a citizen and throughout her entire career as a public servant and elected official.”
Freeholder Burry has made many notable contributions to historical preservation throughout her career, including heading Matawan’s Historic Preservation Program while serving on the Matawan Council, during which time the group purchased and restored the borough’s most historic 1700’s era mansion. She also founded and chairs the Colts Neck Historical Preservation Committee.
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Posted: September 16th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Archives Day, Christine Giordano Hanlon, Christine Hanlon, Jane G. Clayton, Jane G. Clayton Award, Joseph W. Hammond, Lillian Burry, M. Claire French, M.Claire French Award, Monmouth County Clerk's Office, Monmouth County News, Press Release | 8 Comments »