APRIL 2014

APR 9 - 6:30 PM Council Meeting - Boro Hall
APR 10 - 7:00 PM Red Bank Dem Club meeting at the Lodge
APR 10 - 6:00 PM NJ Dems Jefferson Jackson Dinner - New Brunswick
APR 15 - Passover Begins
APR 17 - 6:30 PM - Zoning Board Meeting - Boro Hall
APR 18 - Good Friday
APR 20 - Easter Sunday
APR 21 - 7:00 PM - Planning Board Meeting - Boro Hall
APR 22 - Earth Day
APR 24 - 7:00 PM Finance Public Meeing - Boro Hall
APR 25 - Arbor Day - And Red Bank is a "Tree City USA" municipality!

Sharon Lee


In her nine years as a member of the Red Bank Borough Council, Sharon Lee has been committed to improving local government, always striving to do better. Her efforts have resulted in tangible benefits, including greater fiscal integrity, improved infrastructure, expanded recreational opportunities, stronger communities, and more vibrant neighborhoods that residents as well as the local work force and visitors, both important contributors to Red Bank’s economy, enjoy today.

Councilwoman Lee’s concern for community benefit over political incumbency is demonstrated by the successful initiatives she has created and led to improve the quality of life for all of us in Red Bank.

As Chair of the Public Works Department, Councilwoman Lee initiated a program to replace aging sewer lines, repair and pave Borough roads, and purchase a new sanitation truck/snow plow, recycled all-terrain vehicle and backhoe. This equipment has proven invaluable during recent snow and water events. Councilwoman Lee also initiated upgrades to Red Bank’s water and sewer systems, which included replacement of one hundred year old water tanks at the Tower Hill and Chestnut Street facilities.

As Chair of the Code Enforcement Department, Councilwoman Lee led a reorganization of the department which created greater efficiencies, improved the department’s working partnership with the Borough’s Office of Emergency Management, and moved the department toward a model of greater financial self-sufficiency.

As Chair and later a Member of the Recreation Committee, Councilwoman Lee collaborated on a multi-year plan to improve the Borough’s treasured parks and recreation areas, including improvements to Count Basie Field and Riverside Gardens Park. Councilwoman Lee was also a member of the search team for the Borough’s new Parks and Recreation Director.

In 2010, Councilwoman Lee and Councilwoman Juanita Lewis identified Big Brothers Big Sisters as an organization that would provide much-needed afterschool and weekend programs for Red Bank’s children, and helped to recruit the Monmouth County Boys and Girls Club to Red Bank where they are now housed in a building on Drs. James Parker Boulevard. Annually, nearly 200 Red Bank children participate in strong and enduring mentoring and recreational programs that will change their lives for the better, forever.

Councilwoman Lee also served as Council President during Mayor Menna’s first term.  She has served for eight years on the Police and Fire Committees, the Finance Committee, and is Borough Liaison to the Eisner Memorial Library Board, a thriving cultural force in Red Bank which recently celebrated its 75th Anniversary.

As a lifelong daughter of Red Bank and a mother, Councilwoman Lee’s concern for neighborhood preservation runs deep and runs long. In 2007, as Council President, she served as liaison to the Historic Preservation Committee and helped to initiate the Washington Street Historic District project and Cedar Crossing, expanding options for affordable housing throughout the borough. She served on the Planning Board for seven years and currently serves on Red Bank’s Housing Board.

Sharon Lee is an alumna of Red Bank Regional High School and studied at Johnson & Wales College in Rhode Island and at Rutgers University. An Information Sciences professional, she is currently employed by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority in Woodbridge.

Councilwoman Lee is a member of the Meridian Community Advisory Board and has served as a member of the board of directors of the Affordable Housing Alliance, Horizons Enrichment Program at Rumson Country Day School, and Spring House.

Now in her fourth term as a Red Bank Council member, Sharon Lee’s commitment to Red Bank spans both generations and geography as she continues her dedicated work for the betterment of one Red Bank.




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