Peter Grefrath, Republican For Westwood Council
Grefrath is the only incumbent in the Westwood Council election.
Name : Mr. Peter A. Grefrath
Date of birth : 04 May 1955
Place of residence : Westwood, NJ
Attended college : Yes
College : University of Maryland
Degree : B.S. Journalism
Year of graduation : 1977
University : Fairleigh Dickinson University
Degree : M.B.A.
Year of graduation : 1991
Employers : Trust Company of the West
Party affiliation : Republican
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Council
First elected: 05 November 1996
Previous elective offices : Appointedd to Council February 1995, served for 11 months.
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : 1996
Website : allwayswestwood.com
Councilman, Borough of Westwood, Westwood, NJ, 1995, 1997 to present.
Council President, 2001-2003, 2006.
Recreation and Board of Health Liaison, 2012
Finance and Administration Liaison 1995, 2007-2011.
Land Use Liaison 1999, 2005
Fire Department /Ambulance Corps. Commissioner, 1997-1998, 2000-06.
Also served as Deputy Police Commissioner, Shade Tree Advisory Committee Liaison, Parking Authority Liaison, as well as Deputy Liaison for the Board of Health and for the Recreation Board. Member of the Borough of Westwood Planning Board, 1994, 1996. Instrumental in keeping Westwood's municipal taxes low during 2008 through 2010. Currently spearheading the Veteran's Park Inprovement Project. Created the Memorial Bench program. Instrumental in placing stars and flags on sign posts for streets named after fallen veterans. Co-founder and Chairman of the Westwood Charity Golf Outing, 1996 to present; raising approximately $90,000 for local charities. Adjunct Professor, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Spring 2004 to present.
Currently teaching Organizational Behavior & Leadership in the University's MBA Program; beginning in Spring 2011.
Taught Executive Communications and Leadership, a required core curriculum course in the University's MBA Program, from 2004-2010. (Completed teaching 20 sessions and rated by students as one of the top adjuncts in Management Department.)