County of Monmouth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                     CONTACT: JENNIFER COLLINS
January 24, 2017                                                         PHONE: 732-431-7324, ext. 8735

County Clerk Hanlon accepts Spinnaker Award
for Public Service

SHREWSBURY, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon was announced as the honoree for the 2017 Spinnaker Award for Public Service presented by the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 26 at the Shadowbrook.

The Spinnaker Award for Public Service is awarded to an individual who is a source of pride to the citizens he or she serves and is consistent with high principles.

“It is a true honor to be recognized for my work while serving the people of Monmouth County,” said Hanlon. “I would like to thank the Eastern Monmouth Left to right:                                                                  Freeholder Deputy Director John P. Curley                        Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry                                    County Sheriff Shaun Golden                                     County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Esq.               County Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters                        Freeholder Serena DiMaso, Esq.                                Freeholder Thomas A. ArnoneArea Chamber of Commerce for this recognition and to extend my congratulations to each of the Spinnaker 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, ID 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. Left to right:                                                                  Barbara Duggan                                                                    Lawrence Anderson                                                             Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry                                    Laurie Kelley                                                                Babara CarrollThe 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 Treasurer of the Monmouth County Bar Association and a Trustee for the Monmouth County Bar Foundation. She lives in Ocean Township with her husband and four children.

Other 2017 Spinnaker Award winners include: Middletown Arts Center, Journal Publications, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services NJ Properties, SPUR (Special People United to Ride) and Toby Stark.

For more information about the Spinnaker Awards, contact the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, visit or call 732-741-0055.

# # #