Powerhouse Team Melissa Lowry & Brian Olson Announce November Run for Fair Haven Council

Fair Haven, NJ – Fair Haven residents Brian Olson and Melissa Lowry proudly announce their bid to run together for Fair Haven Borough Council. Two strong candidates in their own right, together, Brian and Melissa bring extraordinary professional, personal and community perspective to the ticket.

Brian Olson, a seasoned municipal bond underwriter, is dedicated to ensuring a prosperous and sustainable future for Fair Haven by leveraging his professional expertise in analyzing local government budgets. Born and raised in rural Minnesota, Brian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Hamline University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Duke University. Brian is an active and engaged member of the Fair Haven community. He currently serves on Fair Haven’s Planning Board as well as the Environmental Commission, where he has contributed valuable insights and advocated for common sense, environmentally conscious practices. Brian’s involvement in these roles showcases his dedication to protecting the environment and preserving Fair Haven’s natural beauty for future generations.

Brian and his wife, Michelle, are proud parents of two children who attend Ranney School in Tinton Falls. Their family’s decision to settle in Fair Haven six years ago reflects their love for the community and their desire to contribute to its growth and well-being. Brian’s dedication to community service extends beyond Fair Haven. His volunteer work includes serving as a past board member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, where he collaborated with diverse groups nationwide to address critical issues impacting their communities. Additionally, Brian has actively contributed to Ranney School’s Development Committee, supporting the school’s growth and advancement initiatives.

As a Borough Council candidate, Brian’s platform is centered on fiscal prudence and protecting Fair Haven’s exceptional quality of life. He aims to leverage his professional skill set and passion for the environment to implement practical and sustainable solutions. Brian’s educational achievements, coupled with his professional expertise in analyzing local government budgets, make him uniquely qualified to navigate the intricacies of fiscal management and promote responsible financial decision-making on the Borough Council. Brian looks forward to working alongside his running mate, Melissa, to effectively serve the residents of Fair Haven.

Melissa Lowry is a former Oncology Nurse who spent the majority of her career at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. Her roles there included Nurse Liaison for the Director of Outpatient Hematology, Employee Health Nurse, and Nurse Recruiter. During that time, she also collaborated with the Social Work Department to develop and provide support groups for patient caregivers. Melissa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science from the University of Florida and a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from New York University, where she held a part-time faculty position.

Currently, Melissa volunteers at the local Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Monmouth County and is a part-time school nurse at Rumson-Fair Haven High School. She is an active member in the WeForum Group health advocacy organization where she collaborates with Monmouth Medical Center on partnership development and events. She is also a strong supporter of various other philanthropic organizations within the tri-state area and a member and champion of the Fair Haven PTA. Melissa is the proud mother of two children who are completing their 5th and 8th grade years at Knollwood School. Melissa and her family have lived in Fair Haven for nine years. She was born on the east end of Long Island and fondly refers to Fair Haven as her “North Fork of NJ.”

Melissa welcomes the opportunity to lend her experience and make a positive contribution to a community that she feels privileged to be part of. Gratitude, empathy and service to others are her driving forces and she looks forward to partnering with Brian in service to Fair Haven.
Brian and Melissa humbly request the support and trust of the Fair Haven community in their bid for Borough Council. They are eager to engage with residents, listen to their concerns, and ensure that their voices are heard. Together, with the support of the community, Brian and Melissa are determined to make Fair Haven an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.

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