Amy Quinn, Deputy Mayor

Amy Quinn, Deputy Mayor

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Primary Department: Mayor and Council

Professional Profile

First Elected: 2013

Currently, I am an attorney for the Community Health Law Project in Eatontown. The Law Project assists the disabled poor with their legal matters. Through negotiation, litigation, and advocacy, I combat discrimination, protect rights, and preserve independence and quality of life.

I’m a "see a problem, solve a problem" kind of person. When we had no power after Hurricane Sandy, I organized and helped raise money for a laundromat card drive. When a dog-fighting ring was busted right here in Asbury Park, I called a town hall meeting to discuss the signs of and to raise awareness about dog-fighting operations.

As a City Council member since July 2013, I've been seeking ways to reduce the crime rate, involve our residents in community decisions, create transparency in government by improving communication, and support small businesses. It is a work in progress.

Extreme Weather Response Preparation

In response to hurricanes Irene and Sandy, the federal government created an initiative called Rebuild by Design to promote resilience against future extreme weather events. When two teams expressed interest in Asbury Park as a model for their resiliency designs, I led the way in supporting those efforts and making sure they got access to key stakeholders. Resilience is going to be an ongoing concern for coastal areas, and I believe that we need a permanent commission to coordinate the city’s efforts, produce a long-term vision, and attract funding to implement that vision.

Community Organizations / Boards Served

  • Asbury Park TV Cable Advisory Committee
  • Environmental and Shade Tree Commission

Personal Summary

My wife and I were among the first couples married in New Jersey, at midnight on October 21, 2013, on the boardwalk here in Asbury Park.