Councilman Adam Reich


Council Candidate Adam Reich



Adam Reich was born and raised in Freehold Borough, where he completed his primary education through the Freehold Borough School District and his secondary education at the Freehold High School. Adam went on to earn his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University, in Syracuse, New York which included a study abroad in Spain, Portugal, and Italy.

After returning home from college in 2003, Adam became involved with volunteer opportunities in the Borough and the surrounding community such as the Freehold Borough Recreation Commission and Freehold Beautiful, Inc. and their various events and activities.

Adam was elected to a position on the Freehold Borough Board of Education in March of 2004, extending a family tradition: his grandmother, Bunny Hammer, grandfather, Jerome Hammer and father, Ron Reich all served on Borough Boards of Education. During his time on the Board of Education, and through his liaison position with the Freehold Borough Educational Foundation, Adam focused on increasing communication with our local government and community through school messages, district events, and personal contact and communication with residents. He retired from the Board in 2011. 

Adam was appointed to the Freehold Borough Planning and Zoning Board in 2009, continuing another family tradition as his grandfather was also a member of the Zoning Board. Adam served as the vice chairperson from 2012 to 2016 and has served as the chairperson since 2016. Adam also served as the board’s liaison to the Freehold Borough Historic Preservation Commission from 2014 through 2018. In 2016, Adam was selected by the Mayor and Council to be a member of the Freehold Development committee which –through a collaborative effort with residents, business leaders, and the borough’s governing body – created a “Visioning Report” to help guide our town’s development strategies in the future.

In 2005, Adam joined the Free and Accepted Masons, the world’s oldest fraternity, and was the elected leader of the Asbury Jordan Lodge #142 in Neptune, New Jersey in 2010 and again in 2012. He has been the elected Secretary of the Olive Branch Lodge #16 in Freehold since 2016.

Adam’s career has spanned architecture firms in Monmouth, Mercer and Ocean counties and also includes more than 5 years as a Project Architect/Construction Manager with the New Jersey Schools Development Authority. He is currently the Project Architect/Coordinator for Zimbler Architecture, LLC. located on South Street in Freehold.

Adam married his wife, Tara in the summer of 2010. Tara is also a Syracuse Alumni and holds a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Mathematics Education. She has taught mathematics at Marlboro High School since September 2008. Adam and Tara have two wonderful boys: Ethan, who is a student at the Freehold Learning Center and Brayden, who will be starting in the Freehold Borough School District in the 2020/2021 school year.

Adam is following in the footsteps of his mother, Lynn Reich, who was a member of the Borough Council from 1979 to 1990. He is looking to bring the same enthusiasm and commitment to the Freehold Borough Council that he has brought to his work as an architect and participant in our community’s various organizations and committees. He is excited to work with Borough residents to encourage their increased involvement in these same volunteer opportunities as well and join our community in the shared goal of making Freehold Borough a star on the map of New Jersey!


As a member of the Freehold Borough Council, Adam is a participant on the Personnel Committee and is the Council liaison to the Historic Preservation Commissions, the Human Relations Committee and the (newly formed) Green Team.


Should you have any questions or concerns about our borough, please do not hesitate to email Adam; he’s more than willing to assist!