For Immediate Release:
September 24, 2012
Freeholder Burry named to Fort Hancock panel
Advisory committee to focus on future of historic district
FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Freeholder Lillian G. Burry has been named to the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee.
Burry of Colts Neck is the owner of Colts Neck Realty who has served as a Monmouth County freeholder since 2006. Since 2006 she has served as a freeholder liaison to the county Planning Board, Park System and the Historical Commission.
“I am extremely honored to serve as the freeholder representative to the Fort Hancock advisory committee,” Burry said. “While in public service, one of my interests has always been the future of Monmouth County. Whether it is our parks, preserved farmlands, historic structures or other infrastructure, I have worked to keep our county green and protect our heritage while also working to minimize the burden on Monmouth County taxpayers.”
Burry has also worked on efforts to revitalize Fort Monmouth, first on the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Planning Authority (FMERPA) and the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA). She is currently vice chair of FMERA.
Ken Salazar, the Secretary of United States Department of the Interior made the announcement earlier this month.
The committee will provide advice to the Secretary of the Interior on the development of a reuse plan on the matters relating to future uses of the Fort Hancock Historic District at Gateway National Recreation Area.
“Monmouth County is fortunate to have this federal park within its borders,” Burry added. “Its past and its beauty have long been an important part of our history and our enjoyment. We need to maintain the rich history of Fort Hancock while preserving it and making it viable for future generations.”
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