FARMINGDALE, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is honored to be the inaugural recipient of the 2019 Silver Gull Award for Government Leadership from the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council. She accepted the award at their 54th Annual Silver Gull Awards Dinner on May 2 at the Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club in Farmingdale.
The Silver Gull Award for Government Leadership recognizes outstanding service to the community, and support of Monmouth-Ocean Development Council and its mission, by an elected or government official in Monmouth or Ocean County.
“I am truly honored to be chosen as the first recipient of the Silver Gull Award for Government Leadership and to be recognized for my work while serving the people of Monmouth County,” said Hanlon. “I would like to thank the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council for this recognition and to extend my congratulations to each of the Silver Gull Award winners this year.”
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” veterans’ discount program, which encourages local businesses to offer special services to our county’s veterans and military members. 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 a Trustee for the Monmouth County Bar Foundation and Monmouth County SPCA. She lives in Ocean Township with her husband and four children.
Other 2019 Silver Gull Award winners include: Christopher S. Ruisi of The Coach’s Zone, Karen Escobedo of New Jersey Natural Gas, Holman Frenia Allison, P.C., Maria Farhat Tanzola of UBS Private Wealth Management, Joseph J. Russell, Jr. Esq. of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., HOPE Tower at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach, and Grey J. Dimenna, Esq., President of Monmouth University.
For more information about the Silver Gull Awards, please contact the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council, by visiting www.modc.com or calling 732-751-8696.
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