M. Claire French Award Winner 2015

M Claire French Award 2015
From left, County Clerk Christine G. Hanlon, former Clerk M. Claire French
and Award winner Freeholder Lillian G. Burry
Archives Day, October 3, 2015

2015 – Lillian G. Burry
Freeholder Lillian G. Burry 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. 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. Burry served as the Chair of the County’s 325th Anniversary celebration that featured the County historic sites, programs and resources, serves as the liaison to the County’s Historical Commission and was named the Commission’s 2010 “Person of the Year.”