Impact

Brookdale 6 acre tract of land rescued from commercial development and dedicated as open space

Worked with township in designing, building, and funding the new park

Organized resources for the construction of bocce court at the park and hosted Bocce Day at the Park


Planned and organized fundraising activities to supplement funding for the new park, including three Community Yard Sales, the Bill Harley Concert and three 'Afternoon of Polo' events

Solicited donations for an advertising journal that the LVGA has written and distributed at all fundraising events 

Planned and organized the Annual Picnic in the Park including a Tom Chapin Concert in 2007

Secured over 2,000 signatures and assembled over 300 people at a county meeting in opposition to the widening of Newman Springs and Middletown Lincroft Roads.  Instrumental in stopping a widening of Newman Springs Road in front of Lincroft School

Persuaded county to table controversial "road improvement" projects (jug handles, road widening, traffic signals) at Brookdale Community College entrances on Newman Springs and Phalanx Roads

Hired a private consultant who was instrumental in convincing the county to build a roundabout on Newman Springs Road at the Brookdale Community College entrance

Successfully petitioned the County to incorporate a “dedicated pedestrian phase” at Hurley’s Lane/Newman Springs Road traffic light

Convinced township officials to install blinking school lights on Newman Springs Road

Successfully petitioned Middletown Township to pass a resolution regarding a study for creating Garden State Parkway Interchange 107

Worked with NJTransit to secure a second bus shelter and replace the existing bus shelter on Newman Springs Road

Involved in an advisory capacity in the central village streetscaping project (Lincroft Village Task Force)

Involved in organizing the restoration of Lincroft historical cemeteries

Convinced county authorities to temporarily lower the speed limit on Swimming River Road to 35MPH

Collected over 1000 signatures in a petition opposing the expansion of Republic Services (Marpal) and the truck traffic it would create

Met with the Two River Mayors Council, the NJDOT and the Turnpike Authority to encourage the study of creating better GSP/Rt 18 connections, alternate routes for trucks and an additional Rt 18 exit at Laird Road.

Participated in the 2007 CR520 Task Force formed by the Monmouth County Engineering Department

Created a website and email system to provide information for our members

Granted and beautified the first Monmouth County Adopt a Site at the Normandy Road overpass of Newman Springs Rd

Successfully began (in 2009) an annual Candidates Night before the fall elections 
 
Incorporated and grown to over 900 members