At their annual reorganization meeting on January 8, the Brick Township Council selected Andrea Zapcic to serve as Council President for 2019 and Lisa Crate to serve as Vice President.
“I am honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to serve as Council President this year. This is an important year in Brick Township and we have a lot of work ahead of us. I am looking forward to working with Mayor Ducey, my colleagues and the township staff to continue to accomplish our goals and make our community better,” said Council President Zapcic.
Council President Zapcic says the top priority is to continue the fiscal responsibility of the past five years. “The municipal budget has increased roughly 3% in total over the five years I have served on Council. The five years prior to that saw growth of 25%. We have been the most fiscally conservative Council in Brick Township’s history and we plan on continuing that.”
Council President Zapcic has served on the Council since 2014 when she was appointed to the seat vacated when Mayor Ducey took office. She was victorious in a special election later that year for the remainder of the term and was re-elected for a full term in 2015. During her time on Council, President Zapcic was instrumental in the reestablishment of BMAC (Brick Municipal Anti-Drug Coalition) and has been an advocate of fiscally responsible government. She has served on the Council’s business and finance, public works, recreation, public safety, economic development, ethics and land use committees.
Council President Zapcic and her husband Bill have lived in Brick Township for 30 years and raised their two children here.
Council Vice President has served on the Council since 2016 and served as the Vice President in 2017. As a Council member she has dedicated herself to quality-of-life issues and improving the community. Council Vice President Crate has served on the land use, public works, ethics and economic development committees.
Council Vice President Crate has been a resident of Brick Township for 25 years. She is a teacher in the Jackson School District and has been honored as their Teacher of the Year. In her free time, she volunteers for Tooney’s Last Resort, a local animal rescue shelter. Council Vice President Crate, her husband and two children are also active members of the Church of the Epiphany.
“Council President Zapcic and Council Vice President Crate are both outstanding people who are committed to serving Brick Township. I am looking forward to working with them and their colleagues to continue the work we have done over the past five years,” said Mayor Ducey.