News Briefs, June 10

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore has announced the election of Teri O’Connor to a two-year term as chair of the organization’s board of directors.

O’Connor, who works as Monmouth County’s administrator, will provide leadership to the 22-member board which sets strategic direction and policy to guide the nonprofit organization’s commitment to leadership development for girls ages 5 to 18 in Monmouth and Ocean counties, according to a press release.

A four-year member of the board and past First Vice Chair, O’Connor was honored in 2011 as one of the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore’s Women of Distinction. She is a former Girl Scout and volunteers for her granddaughter’s Brownie Troop in Holmdel, according to the press release.

The board elected the following members to serve as officers for a two-year term: First Vice Chair, Nina Anuario of Jackson; Second Vice Chair, Jacqueline Shea of Freehold;       Secretary, Ben Waldron of Lanoka Harbor.


Users of the Monmouth County Library are invited to participate in a survey designed to
assess the needs of residents during recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Results will help evaluate the tools, programs and services most beneficial as the public transitions.

The survey is sponsored by the New Jersey Civic Community Recovery Committee, a group of New Jersey library leaders whose mission is working with stakeholders to create a new civic infrastructure that responds to this crisis with community-driven solutions, according to a press release.

Feedback from the survey will be used to leverage resources of public libraries to best meet the needs of residents. Survey results will help adapt this role in the transitional phase into a post-pandemic environment, according to the press release.

Templates will be created for programs, tool kits and trainings for libraries and
stakeholders to adapt and implement. Individuals who wish to take the survey may visit


Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is seeking nominations for the Jane G. Clayton Award and for the M. Claire French Award for Leadership in Historic Preservation. Individuals who know a person or an organization that has gone above and beyond to preserve the history of Monmouth County may submit a nomination by Aug. 3.

“These awards acknowledge exceptional individuals or groups whose involvement has preserved and deepened our understanding of Monmouth County’s history,” Hanlon said.

The Jane G. Clayton Award honors individuals who, over many years, have made outstanding contributions to the awareness, understanding or preservation of the county’s history, according to a press release.

Hanlon established the M. Claire French Award for Leadership in Historic Preservation in 2015 to recognize an elected official, government employee, public servant or civic organization’s outstanding achievements to support historic preservation in the county through education, development, planning, rehabilitation, advocacy, community
leadership or other means.

Nomination forms for the Clayton and French awards may be found online at

For more information or to request a nomination form by phone or email, call
732-308-3771 or send an email to

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