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Peter Grefrath, Republican For Westwood Council

Grefrath is the only incumbent in the Westwood Council election.

General Information

Name : Mr. Peter A. Grefrath
Date of birth : 04 May 1955
Place of residence : Westwood, NJ

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : University of Maryland
Degree : B.S. Journalism
Year of graduation : 1977

Grad school

University : Fairleigh Dickinson University
Degree : M.B.A.
Year of graduation : 1991

Employment Information

Employers : Trust Company of the West

Political Information

Party affiliation : Republican
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Council
Chamber/district: Westwood
Incumbent: Yes
First elected: 05 November 1996
Previous elective offices : Appointedd to Council February 1995, served for 11 months.
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : 1996

URLs

Website : allwayswestwood.com

Other facts

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.)

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