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Amy Quinn

Amy Quinn (she/her) has been on Asbury Park’s City Council since 2013, and she has served as the Deputy Mayor since 2015.

During her time on the City Council, Deputy Mayor Quinn and her colleagues have been responsible for much of the City’s recent progress, including, among other things:

  • Fiscal responsibility that has allowed the City to move off State transitional aid to meet its financial obligations and stand on its own;
  • Graduated increases in the City’s financial position and bond rating from a “fair” credit rating to a “high grade” rating by Moody’s;
  • Proactive measures to try to ensure that City residents who stayed in the City through the City’s hard times can continue to live here, including the adoption of a rent control ordinance and nine (9) affordable housing ordinances that require mandatory affordable housing set-asides in various areas of the City;
  • Taking a strong stand against one of the City’s waterfront redevelopers, including the issuance of default notices, with regard to obligations related to renovation of the numerous iconic structures located at the City’s waterfront, including the Convention Hall, the Casino, the Carousel building, the former Power plant building and the numerous boardwalk pavilions; and securing 20 million dollars in boardwalk preservation funds
  • Requiring mandatory workforce development and green building standards in all new Redevelopment Agreements.

Deputy Mayor Quinn has a passion for promoting public art within the City. In her time in office, she has been a tireless advocate for the arts to help Asbury Park shine as an arts and culture destination.  She has served on the Asbury Park Public Art Committee for the last 10 years and has worked with the Asbury Park Arts Council for the last several years.

When asked to provide a quote for this bio, Amy said, “My real claim to fame is that I was one of the first members of the LGBTQ+ community to become legally married to a same-sex partner in New Jersey, at 12:01AM on October 21, 2013 on the Asbury Park Boardwalk.”  October 21, 2013 was the effective date that same-sex marriage became legally recognized in the State of New Jersey.

Amy and her wife Heather have a son who attends public elementary school in the Asbury Park school district.