PHOTO: Monmouth County Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso joined the National Foundation for Women Legislators 2016 Board of Directors as the Chair of Membership.Monmouth County Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso joined the National Foundation for Women Legislators 2016 Board of Directors as the Chair of Membership.
FREEHOLD, NJ – On Jan. 1, Monmouth County Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso joined the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) 2016 Board of Directors as the Chair of Membership.
“I am so proud to take a leadership role in an organization that helps to empower and inspire elected women to become thoughtful leaders who can shape America’s future,” said DiMaso. “I look forward to encouraging woman legislators in New Jersey and throughout the country to join NFWL to develop leadership skills and become more effective elected officials.”
DiMaso was elected by her peers at the 2015 NFWL Annual Conference in Oklahoma City, OK, where more than one hundred elected women met to identify effective solutions to some of the nation’s most timely and pressing issues.
NFWL is the nation’s oldest organization addressing the needs of elected women at all levels of government.
“By providing a non-partisan environment, NFWL encourages discussion and the sharing of information and experiences,” said DiMaso. “Women leaders can build coalitions, share constituent concerns and identify out-of-the-box solutions to the most pressing issues facing our communities today.”
DiMaso began serving in her new position on January 1, and will hold this office through 2016. She previously served on the Foundation board as a trustee.
“We are so proud of Freeholder DiMaso and all she has accomplished,” stated New Jersey State Senator Diane Allen (D-7), NFWL’s current Chair. “We are looking forward to her leadership in the Foundation and I know she will help us make next year one of the most exciting years NFWL has seen.”
DiMaso is the Deputy Director of the 2016 Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and serves as the freeholder liaison to 11 County divisions including the Office of Emergency Management, Belford Ferry, Improvement Authority, Medical Examiner, Mosquito Control, County Planning Board, Reclamation Center, Workforce Development, Superintendent of Schools, Shade Tree, Tourism and Weights & Measures.
Prior to her election as a freeholder, DiMaso served on the Holmdel Township Committee for 11 years; serving as mayor for four years. While on the governing body, she served on the Planning Board and held leadership roles in Administration, Public Safety and Public Works. She also supported the preservation of open space, expanded shared services and advocated for responsible budgeting.
She also was active in the discussions that resulted in the transition of the former Bell Labs complex into its second life in the community.
DiMaso currently serves on the Meridian Hospital’s Corporation Board of Trustees, is Chairwoman of the Bayshore Hospital Foundation and is an active member of the Holmdel First Aid Squad. In 2015, she was recognized as a “Woman of Distinction” by the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore.
Freeholder DiMaso holds a Juris Doctorate degree from St. John’s University School of Law and is a member of the New York State Bar. She is also a graduate of St. John’s University, College of Business Administration and a graduate of the Christine Todd Whitman Excellence in Public Service Series.
The Foundation will host its 2016 Annual Conference next November 15-19, in Orlando, Florida.
Through annual educational and networking events, the National Foundation for Women Legislators supports elected women from all levels of governance. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, NFWL does not take ideological positions on public policy issues, but rather serves as a forum for women legislators to be empowered through information and experience. For more information, go to www.womenlegislators.org.