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Feb 10, 2022

New Monmouth County Library Commission Chair Named

Brian Boms has been unanimously named chairman of the Monmouth County Library Commission.

Atlantic Highlands Councilman Brian Boms, a member of the Monmouth County Library Commission for two years, was unanimously named chairman of the commission at its reorganization meeting. Boms succeeds Nancy Grbelja in the position.

“I am ecstatic to be unanimously appointed as chairman of such an amazing group,” Boms said. “Our County Library Commission is committed to strengthening our libraries and their services for all of the county’s residents to enjoy.” Quoting Andrew Carnegie, Boms added, “A library outranks any other one thing that a community can do to benefit its people.” 

He also proudly noted the work the staff continues to do to meet the challenges of the pandemic while planning the completion of renovations and improvements at the Headquarters Library.

Boms has spent much of his life working in community affairs. He is currently serving his first term on the Atlantic Highlands Council, and he is also a founding member and vice president of the Henry Hudson Tri-District Education Foundation, a position he has held for the past five years. He continues as president of The Foundation to Save the Jersey Shore, a position he has held since 2014. He is also a soccer, basketball and baseball coach and a volunteer with the Atlantic Highlands PTO. 

Barbara McMorrow was named vice-chair of the commission, Mary Ann Musich continues as secretary and Marcy McMullen, treasurer.

The board also welcomed an appreciative Barbara Lovell as a new member of the commission. Lovell, a Monmouth County resident for more than 30 years, shared the importance of strong and accessible public library systems in her own life and highlighted the role libraries play not only in education, but recreation and culture as well.

The commission will continue to hold its regular monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 11 am.