George K. Newberry

Township Committee
Title: Mayor
Phone: 732-280-9011
Committeeman George Newberry Updated 12 31 18

Community Involvement & Civic Service
George has always been passionate about community involvement. He is a current member of the Kiwanis Club of Wall, he has served on the Wall Township Planning Board and the Mobile Home Rent Stabilization Board. He also served as West Belmar School PTA President, heading their centennial celebration in 1990. Mr. Newberry is a 31 year volunteer firefighter with Wall Fire Company #1, having been elected 5 times as Chief and serving 9 years as President. He is a member and past secretary of South Monmouth Chiefs Association and NJ State Fire Chiefs Association. George founded Wall Fire Explorer Post 52-1 in 1993. The Post allows youth between the ages of 14-18 to experience possible career paths in the Emergency Services. The Explorer Post has served as a catalyst for several current career Emergency Responders in Wall and surrounding communities.

George served as Mayor of Wall Township in 2010 and 2015.  He spearheaded the Single-Stream Recycling Program success since its introduction in 2011. Currently as Mayor he oversees the Townships involvement with; The West Belmar Gateway Project, Overseeing  Public Safety and assisting with Construction and Department of Public Works.

Awards & Recognition
Committeeman Newberry has been recipient of several awards recognizing his community service, including the 1996 VFW Citizen of Merit Award; 2005 Wall Township Citizen of The Year; 1989 Wall Fire Company #1 Fireman of the Year and, most recently, the 2008 William H. Spurgeon Award for his contribution to significant leadership in Scouting. George also volunteered as a Historic Interpreter for the National Park Service at the West Orange Laboratories of Thomas Edison from 1989 to 1995. There he enjoyed sharing his interest and vast knowledge of the great inventor with visitors to the New Jersey landmark.

About George K. Newberry
Committeeman George Newberry has lived in Wall Township throughout his life and is a 5th generation Wall resident. George is a 1973 graduate of Wall High School. Mr. Newberry, who resides in the house he grew up in, is married to Jeanne for 43 years and has 2 children, Elizabeth and William and two grandchildren Kathryn and George.

Professionally, George is a 42 year member of Local 400 IBEW. Currently retired, he was a Senior Project Manager for over 30 years. In this capacity, he has overseen the electrical installations in many major commercial facilities throughout; Monmouth, Ocean, Mercer, Burlington and Middlesex Counties

George considers it an honor and a privilege to serve the residents of Wall Township. He will continue to dedicate his time and many talents, as he has demonstrated throughout his life thus far, to this community without reservation. Contact him at 732-280-9011. 

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