About Lenora Boninfante Kodytek
Lenora Boninfante Kodytek, a resident of Upper Township, New Jersey for 25 years and the County of Cape May for nearly 39 years is seeking a seat on Upper Township Committee.
As a communications specialist in Cape May County and a County employee for over 20 years, Lenora Boninfante Kodytek has had the benefit of working in both the private and public sectors. With a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in public administration, Lenora has spent her life advocating for people with special needs, women, and non-profit organizations. In the private sector, as host and producer of a local interview program on cable television for 20 years, her mission was to promote and elevate individuals and organizations helping those less fortunate and working to improve the community. In the public sector, she has served as communications director for 14 years and as a public relations specialist for the last six years. She continues to use her abilities to inform the public about programs and services that will enhance their quality of life. Her body of work through the years has earned her national, state, and local recognition.
Professionally, Lenora was involved in the New Jersey Association of Public Information Officials for 15 years and served as president of the organization for ten years. She was a member of the National Association of Public Information Officials, on the Board of Directors of the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce and served as recording secretary for the Southern New Jersey Freeholders’ Association (SNJFA). She has the distinction of being awarded the “Southern Star” for distinguished service from SNJFA – one of only three non-elected officials to receive this honor in the history of the organization.
Lenora served on the Board of Education for the Cape May County Special Services School District from 1993 through 2018 and led the Board as President for eight years. She was a member of the Cape May County School Boards Association for over 25 years and served as both vice president and president. Additionally, she was a member of the Cape May County Advisory Commission to the Board of Chosen Freeholders (now Commissioners) on the Status of Women, served on the New Jersey School Board’s Special Education Committee, and the Southern New Jersey Regional Early Intervention Collaborative.
Active in the community, Lenora is on the Cape May County Special Services School District (CMCSSSD) Education Foundation, a trustee on the Cape Women’s Resource Fund, a member of the Ocean Wind Pro-NJ Trust Advisory Committee, and on the Cape May County Technical School District Advisory Council. Serving as a founding member and past president of the CMCSSSD Education Foundation, since 1995, she and the foundation has raised awareness and more than a million dollars for children with special needs in Cape May County. As a trustee on the Cape Women’s Resource Fund, she continues to raise funds to award scholarships for women to attend college.
Lenora Boninfante Kodytek resides in Upper Township, New Jersey with her husband of 38 years, Jeffrey, and two grown daughters, Kristine and Cynthia. She remains committed to the betterment of her community and her volunteer efforts. Lenora hopes to continue her public service and represent the residents of Upper Township on Township Committee along with her running mates Cricket Denton and Shawna Mulford...Strong Women for a Stronger Community.
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