Councilwoman Margaret Rogers


Councilwoman Margaret Rogers



Margaret was appointed to the Freehold Borough Council in December 2018, assumed office in January 2019 and was the Council President in 2022. Margaret serves as the Shade Tree Commission liaison, Personnel committee member, Planning Board Member and as a member of the Human Relations Committee.


During 2020-21 at the height of the pandemic she worked with the Food Safety network to distribute meals.  She also helped to register residents and business owners for vaccinations. This important work served to help Freehold Borough residents stay healthy during such a critical time with 90% being vaccinated.  She continues to volunteer time at community events and local non-profit organizations.  She serves on the Board at Court Street School Education and Community Center (CSSEC) and has worked with the Borough to facilitate its acquisition.  This will ensure that the CSSEC remains a permanent part of Freehold Borough history. 


When it was difficult to gather inside, Margaret participated in the Mayors Wellness Committee joining residents walking and exploring different parts of our beautiful community. Through the work of the mayor and council, the Mayors Wellness Committee has been designated as a Silver Community, addressing the health and well being of our residents.


During her tenure on the Freehold Borough Council, Margaret has worked to make smart decisions that benefit the entire community.  The council has successfully worked to receive many grants to make infrastructure, park and cosmetic upgrades without adding additional burdens on our taxpayers. Her work on the Equality Initiative has encouraged Freehold Borough to review and revise hiring methods and practices to ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of our community.  In addition, she has worked with council to ensure that smart redevelopment opportunities were initiated which will create more opportunities for our residents, contribute towards stabilizing tax rates and bring additional housing and tourism.  Even so, she is working to ensure that the historic beauty of our town remains intact.


Margaret and her husband Dwight have lived in Freehold Borough since 1992.  They have raised three children in Freehold Borough.  All three children attended the Freehold Borough Public schools and the Freehold Regional High School District.  They also have three grandchildren.  A lifelong Monmouth County native, Margaret grew up in the Cliffwood section of Aberdeen, attending public school through high school. She graduated from Brookdale Community College and Kean College of NJ, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Management Science.


Margaret recently retired from 25 years in a corporate environment holding positions in Finance and Information Technology, most recently International Flavors and Fragrances.  She currently works at the Rugby School at Woodfield as a Job Coach, helping teens and young adults with challenges become independent workers in various businesses in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.