"What Superstorm Sandy Taught me about Leadership"
Dina Long became mayor of Sea Bright, New Jersey just ten months before Superstorm Sandy devastated this coastal community. With her own home destroyed, the business district demolished and residents displaced, Dina needed to find a way to lead through these uncharted waters. Finding the leadership lessons she learned hasn’t been an easy process. In her characteristic authentic way, Dina will share these lessons as she looks back.
Borough of Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long took the oath of office on January 1, 2012 and was re-elected to a second, four-year term in November 2015.
Hurricane Sandy devastated the small coastal community during her first year, and she has since worked tirelessly for Sea Bright’s recovery. In the wake of the storm, Mayor Long helped forge strategic partnerships with government, university and philanthropic institutions to provide resources and programs for Sea Bright, and, three years later, revitalization is evident throughout the community. Prior to her election as Mayor, she served three consecutive 3-year terms on the Borough Council. Mayor Long, like all of Sea Bright’s elected officials, serves the community on a volunteer basis.
Mayor Long works full-time as an Assistant Professor at Brookdale Community College. She is married and the proud parent of one child,12, and one dog.