Former Monmouth County Freeholder Clem Sommers passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. He was 91 years old.
Clem is remembered for a lifetime of service.
He was a life long volunteer with the Oceanport First Aid Squad and the Hook and Ladder Company, holding many leadership positions in both.
He was elected to the Oceanport Borough Council in 1960, beginning a quarter century of holding public office, including Oceanport Mayor and Monmouth County Freeholder. He is credited with developing the Oceanport parks, the towns Senior Citizen building, Port-Au-Peck fire house and the Borough Hall which stood until Superstorm Sandy.
As a freeholder, Sommers is remembered for the construction of the Monmouth County Library headquarters, the police academy, the vocational school career center and additions to the jail.
He served on the Monmouth County Vocational Board of Education for over three decades and was recognized as an honorary member of the MAST National Honor Society chapter.
Sommers was honored by the Oceanport Lions Club for his lifetime of service in 2016. Below is a bio and testimonials published by the Lions.clem-sommers