SPRING LAKE, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is honored to be the recipient of the 2018 Person of the Year Award from the Monmouth County Fraternal Order of Police, Superior Officer’s Lodge #30. She accepted the award at their 11th Annual Winter Gala and Award Recognition Banquet on Dec. 8 at Doolan’s Shore Club in Spring Lake.
The Person of the Year Award is one of the association’s two most prestigious awards and is annually awarded to a deserving professional for their public service and strong support of the law enforcement community in Monmouth County.
“I am deeply honored to be chosen as the 2018 Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #30 Person of the Year,” said Hanlon. “Thank you to Lodge #30 President Shawn M. Reece and his association for this recognition.”
“The brave men and women who serve as corrections officers deserve our unwavering support every day as they work to maintain public safety and to reform and rehabilitate our County’s offenders,” said Hanlon. “We owe Monmouth County’s Superior Officers a tremendous debt of gratitude for their service, commitment and sacrifice.”
Hanlon is currently serving a five-year term as Monmouth County Clerk and was elected on November 3, 2015.
As County Clerk, Hanlon is responsible for the maintaining of real property transfer records, processing of Vote By Mail applications, certification of election results and preparation of passport applications. She also oversees the Monmouth County Archives Division and Office of Records Management.
Hanlon has initiated many new programs, including the “Honoring Our Heroes” military appreciation discount program, which encourages local businesses to offer special services to our County’s veterans, military members and Gold Star parents. She has also launched the Mobile County Connection in coordination with Sheriff Shaun Golden and Surrogate Rosemarie Peters, to bring government services throughout the county. The Mobile County Connection has a permanent location in the Monmouth Mall and has visited several municipalities in the County with passport services, identification cards, election, adoption and public safety information.
Additionally, Hanlon has created the Monmouth County Votes website and mobile app to help voters, potential voters and candidates access the most up-to-date and important election information. The voter education website, Monmouth County Votes, conveniently provides quick links to voter registration, Vote-By-Mail forms, and polling place information. The Monmouth County Votes mobile app immediately updates voters with the latest election deadlines and news via push notifications. The mobile app is free and available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Prior to becoming County Clerk, Hanlon was Of Counsel to the law firm of Archer & Greiner, PC and focused her legal practice on government affairs and municipal law. She was also law clerk to the Honorable A. Simon Chrein, Chief United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York and served as an assistant district attorney in Bronx County, N.Y.
Hanlon holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Fordham University and is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University.
Currently, she is the First Vice President of the Monmouth County Bar Association and is a Trustee for the Monmouth County Bar Foundation and Monmouth County SPCA. She lives in Ocean Township with her husband and four children.
Other 2018 Monmouth County Fraternal Order of Police, Superior Officer’s Lodge #30 Award Winners included: New Jersey State Fraternal Order of Police Attorney Anthony Fusco and Monmouth County Correction Officers Christopher Schuster and Benjamin Markus.
The Fraternal Order of Police is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers and is comprised of active and retired law enforcement officers of all ranks from all branches of government to improve the profession and serve the public. The Monmouth County Fraternal Order of Police Superior Officers Lodge #30’s continued mission is to enrich the County of Monmouth and its families through the association’s strength, volunteerism and charitable works.
For more information about the 2018 Person of the Year Award, please contact the Monmouth County Fraternal Order of Police, Superior Officer’s Lodge #30 at 732-616-2483.
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