About the County Clerk, M. Claire French
M. Claire French is serving her fourth term as Monmouth County Clerk. First appointed to the position in 1997, she was then elected to serve five-year terms in 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012. She is responsible for bringing cutting-edge technology to the outdated recording system for land records when she spearheaded the development of the nationally-acclaimed E-Recording Program which is now used by more than half the counties in New Jersey.
Mrs. French is the 2014 President of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC). She also is a past president of the Constitutional Officer Association of New Jersey (COANJ).
A lifelong volunteer and public servant, Mrs. French currently serves as Chair of the Meridian Hospital Government and Community Relations Committee, sits on the Board of Trustees of the Central Jersey Blood Bank, is Treasurer of the Route 34 Wall Business Group, Vice Chair of the Infoage Science and Learning Center, and is President of the Monmouth County 200 Club.
Before being elected as County Clerk, Mrs. French served on the Wall Township Committee for seven years, including two terms as Mayor. She also served on the Monmouth County and Wall Township Planning Boards, was the original Chairman of the Monmouth County Improvement Authority, and was appointed by two governors to serve in State posts. She served for seven years as a Police Commissioner with the Wall Township Police Department, was the founding chairman of the Wall Township Environmental Committee and served on numerous local and regional authorities, non-profits and chambers of commerce.