Editor:


I am writing in support of Lori Ciesla’s candidacy for Warren County freeholder.


Lori is no stranger to public service. She was my immediate predecessor on the Lopatcong Township Council and served as its first female council president – a very strong position under Lopatcong’s small community form of government. She exhibited sound leadership and financial acumen on a divided council during a period of charged debate, finger pointing and financial stress. Her effort, integrity and willingness to strongly advocate for what she believed in helped put Council on a path towards stability. Further, her record set a high standard for me to emulate.


Since leaving Council, Lori continues to serve Lopatcong. She chairs its recreation committee, overseeing programs she started or rejuvenated while on Council. Her skill at obtaining grants and sponsorships has facilitated the growth of popular programs such as Movies at the Pool, Music in the Park, Community Day and various sports programs. And, she continues to assist the township in the areas of digital technology and social media.


She has also served on numerous county committees and is a founding member of the Warren County Addiction Task Force. Her knowledge of technology led to an appointment to the newly formed Warren County Technology and Transparency Task Force.


As a business analyst, Lori has helped a number of well-known companies improve processes, products, services and software. Her background will greatly contribute to the sound governance of Warren County and the efficient delivery of its services.


Joseph Pryor, Phillipsburg


Lopatcong Council president