BRICK TOWNSHIP, NJ – Lisa Crate, the newly sworn-in mayor of Brick Township acknowledged she has big shoes to fill when it comes to replacing longtime mayor John Ducey. Ducey resigned this week after being chosen to be a state judge by Governor Phil Murphy.
Crate was sworn in as mayor of Brick Township at Tuesday’sTown Council Meeting.
She was selected by the Township Council to serve.
“I know I have large shoes to fill. I would like the people of Brick Township to know that I am fully committed to continuing the work that was started by our previous Mayor and following the same guiding principle that he had – to always do what is best for Brick Township,” Mayor Crate said.
Crate has served on the Township Council since 2016. She was elected to the Council in 2015 and re-elected in 2019. She served as Council President in 2020 and 2021 and as Council Vice-President in 2018, 2019 and 2022.
According to the township, Crate is a 28-year resident of Brick Township. She and her husband, Will, have two children who attend Brick Township Public Schools.
Lisa has been an educator for over 30 years and currently serves as the President of the Jackson Education Association and is a member of the Ocean County Council of Educators. She has been recognized as the Teacher of the Year and the District Educational Services Professional of the Year.