For Immediate Release:
October 25, 2012
Freeholder Burry recognized at Latino event
Latino American Assoc. cites ‘outstanding public service’
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Monmouth County Freeholder Lillian G. Burry was honored as an outstanding member of the community by the Latino American Association of Monmouth County (LAA) last Friday.
Burry of Colts Neck has served as a Monmouth County freeholder since 2006. Since 2006 she has served as the liaison to many county departments including the county park system, libraries, consumer affairs, historical commission and planning board. She 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.
“I am extremely honored to be recognized by the Latin American community for my public service,” Burry said. “My entire life has been dedicated to public service, and as part of that service I have worked to help residents and businesses prosper, while also working to minimize the burden on Monmouth County taxpayers.”
Upon bestowing the recognition, LAA President Violeta Peters described Burry as “an individual who has provided outstanding leadership with a commitment to hard work and education.”
LAA also honored Marisol Mondaca of Red Bank High School, Lourdes Chavez an Engineer,
Nelyda Perez the district coordinator of special services at Long Branch High School, Donald Covin of the Long Branch Housing Authority and Benito Cruz a Long Branch Police Officer.
“I extend my heartfelt congratulations to each of the honorees this year,” Burry added. “I am honored to be among those who appreciate education, mentoring and the importance of giving back to their community.”
The event is held annually and recognizes individuals that support and serve as mentors to the Latino community. According to the association, the event also honors the student scholarship recipients. These are individuals that demonstrate qualities that result in positive outcomes for the community at large.
The annual LAA dinner was held on Friday, Oct. 19 at Branches.
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