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South River, NJ 08882

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Borough Deputy Clerk, Tamar Lawful

Tamar Lawful is an alumnus of Drew University where she majored in Sociology and minored in Political Science. Although her earlier passion and interest was in the field of law, to which she acquired four years of legal secretarial experience, working in local government became her calling.

As of 2018, Ms. Lawful possess several years of experience in local government working for the Township of Irvington as the Deputy Municipal Registrar and the Borough of East Rutherford as the Deputy Municipal Clerk/Deputy Registrar/Accounts Payable. She holds certifications with the state of New Jersey as a Registered Municipal Clerk (RMC) and a Certified Municipal Registrar (CMR). Throughout her years in local government she was able to revamp the departments she worked in promoting efficiency, organization and scalability. She comes with knowledge in customer relations, accounting, various municipal licensing, vital records handling, elections, liquor licenses and the facilitation of various municipal public meetings to name a few. Ms. Lawful describes herself as diligent, professional, ambitious, and humble. She has a strong work ethic and is willing to go above and beyond to assist and complete her duties.

Ms. Lawful joined the team of South River in July of 2018 serving as the Borough’s Deputy Clerk and Secretary for both the Planning and Zoning Board. She looks forward to using her experience to add value and promote the borough’s continuous growth.

Ms. Lawful can be reached at and (732) 257-1999 x 115, if you should ever need assistance.

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