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First female Lakewood Fire Commissioner sworn into office

The Lakewood Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners announced today the swearing-in of Fire Commissioner Denise Gregory at a public ceremony on December 11.

Commissioner Gregory has the distinction of being the first female to join the Board of Fire Commissioners. As a result of a tie at the annual fire district election on February 18, 2017, Ms. Gregory was elected Fire Commissioner at a runoff election that was held during the general election on November 7, 2017, and will serve the balance of a three-year term expiring in March, 2020.

The Fire Commissioner’s office stated, “Commissioner Gregory, originally from Pompton Lakes and Newfoundland in Passaic County, has been a resident of the Township of Lakewood for the past ten years; however, her connection to the Township began in 1987 when she helped her parents relocate and retire here.

A graduate of William Paterson College, Ms. Gregory holds an MBA in Finance/Economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University and possesses post graduate certification in Non-profit Management from Duke University. Her financial accounting, planning and budgeting as well as not-for-profit management experience bring solid skills to her role as Fire Commissioner. Ms. Gregory has served on many Boards, at both the corporate and charitable levels, in her 40-year career in the financial and technology consulting sectors. Upon her relocation to Lakewood, Ms. Gregory increased her volunteer activities, not only at her Church, but also as a member of SAG for over four years and as a past Board Trustee, Treasurer and Vice President of her community association.”

 

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