SEA GIRT — The Sea Girt Council honored the life of Monmouth County Parks System executive director James “Jim” Truncer via resolution during the council meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11.
Jim Truncer of the Monmouth County Parks Service worked as a dedicated executive director for 58 consecutive years right up until his death in February of this year at the age of 86.
Sea Girt Borough Council President Diane Anthony presented a statement that read, “Mr. James ‘Jim’ Truncer’s love and dedication shown to the New Jersey park lands began as a young boy growing up at Garden State Park in Elmer, New Jersey, where his father Joseph was first superintendent.”
Mr. Truncer’s involvement with Monmouth County began initially as a volunteer on the Board of Recreation Commissioners before his role as park planner on the Monmouth County Planning Board in 1964.
“With the influence of his father, accompanied by Mr. Truncer’s foresight, his intellect, his ability to unify governmental, private sector and volunteer efforts, he oversaw the preservation of tens of thousands of acres for educational, environmental, farm land and recreational purposes,” said Ms. Anthony.
During his time involved with the parks service, he had officially titled three major New Jersey park lands within Monmouth County, making them part of the 40 parks that are currently observed throughout the parks system.
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