1998 Mary Lou Strong
Mary Lou Strong joined the Board of Trustees of the Monmouth County Historical Association in 1969 and served as Secretary, Vice President, President, Chairman of the Long Range Planning Committee and Chairman of the Development Committee. She also was a founding member of the Monmouth County Historical Commission and has served many years as vice-chairman. As a long-term member and chairman of the Middletown Landmarks Commission, she has been an active, ardent and eloquent spokesperson for the preservation of historically important buildings and other structures in Monmouth County. For many years, Strong has also been a board member of the Middletown Planning Board and a trustee of Preservation New Jersey.