Middlesex County Freeholder Shanti Narra chairs the
County’s Public Safety and Health Committee. Freeholder Narra was appointed to
the Board of Chosen Freeholders on Oct. 20, 2016. She brings with her a strong
commitment to providing the residents of Middlesex County with the best possible
services and resources to meet their safety and health needs and concerns.
Freeholder Narra is a longtime North Brunswick resident.
She is a graduate of Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law
Center. She is a practicing attorney with the Legal Aid Society of New York,
where she is a supervisor in the Criminal Defense Division.
Freeholder Narra began her career in public service in
2007 as a Democratic Committeewoman. She then served on the North Brunswick
Township Planning Board, where she was actively involved in the development for
the North Brunswick Transit Village, a project she would later vote in favor of
when she sat on the Township Council. She believes strongly that this project is
an example of smart growth that will bring opportunities and benefits to the
She was first elected to Township Council in 2009 and re-elected
in 2012 and 2015. Freeholder Narra served on the Council on Affordable Housing
and was Liaison to the Public Library. When she served as Liaison to the Open
Space Committee, she helped create the Township’s Community Garden on the
former Pulda Farm, purchased as Open Space in 2010.
Freeholder Narra is an active member of the North
Brunswick Township Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). She is trained in Search
and Rescue, Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Operations and received specific
instruction from the Red Cross in Shelter Operations. She participated in
running shelter operations in North Brunswick during Super Storm Sandy and
during the 2015 Warehouse Fire.