Melonie Marano, Freeholder
FREEHOLDER RESPONSIBILITIES: Public Works – Engineering, Facilities & Services, Fleet Management, Planning Board, Recycling, Roads & Bridges, Solid Waste Management and Transportation.
LIAISON: Agricultural Development Board, Commission on the Status of Women (alternate), Energy Council, Joint Insurance Fund (2nd alternate), Leadership Somerset, Library Commission, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (2nd alternate), Open Space Advisory Committee, Park Commission (alternate), Raritan Valley Community College Board of School Estimate, Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (alternate),Rutgers Cooperative Extension Advisory Board (alternate), Somerset County Improvement Authority, and Vocational and Technical Schools.
PUBLIC SERVICE: Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Member, January 3, 2020-present; Somerset County Tax Board, Commissioner, 2011-2019; Green Brook Township Committee, Member, 2004-2008, Mayor, 2009; Green Brook Flood Control Commission, Environmental Commission, Green Team Advisory Committee, Historical and Cultural Commission, Planning Board.
AFFILIATIONS & COMMUNITY SERVICE: Somerset Treatment Services Board, Member, 2007-2019; Somerset County Federation of Democratic Women, Member, 2003-present, President, 2010-2014; Green Brook Democratic Committee, Chair, 2004-present; Township District 3 Democratic Committee, 2003-present; New Jersey Sierra Club, Member; New Jersey Audubon and Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Member; Leadership Somerset Fellow, Class of 2005; Green Brook Volunteer Day Founder and Chair, 2005-2009.
BIOGRAPHY: Somerset County resident since 1989, married, husband Rudy, two children; St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Member. Professional: Certified New Jersey Tax Assessor, 2014-present; Universal Vending Management, Vice President Business Development. Education: Rider University, Major: Accounting.
AWARDS/RECOGNITION: Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow, 2018; Spirit of Somerset Award, Government, 2010; Distinguished Service Award, Hungarian American Society, 2009; two-time recipient of Eleanor Roosevelt Award, Somerset County Federation of Democratic Women.