Laurie Huryk, Councilwoman
Laurie Huryk has been a resident of Toms River since 1996. Growing up in densely populated Bergen County, Laurie and her husband, Keith, moved to Toms River for the decreased congestion, proximity to New Jersey’s beaches and the highly-rated school system. Their three children, who went through the Toms River school system, are now grown.
Laurie brings over 25 years of experience working with the public through her nursing career. She has worked in oncology, the emergency room, a Federally Qualified Health Center, and most recently in the information technology department as an informatics nurse. Informatics nurses bridge the gap between clinical staff and computer programmers. Sometimes even taking on the role of programmer herself, Laurie, is constantly problem solving, using her clinical judgment and the nursing process.
Laurie earned her associate degree in nursing from Charles County Community College (now the College of Southern Maryland), her baccalaureate in nursing from Rutgers College of Nursing, and her masters degree in nursing from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Nursing (now Rutgers School of Nursing).
Laurie was elected to the council in November 2017. She decided to run for this, her first elected office, because she felt she could make a positive impact on the Township of Toms River. In her role on the council, Laurie serves on the Planning Board, the Land Use Committee and the Community Arts Project, as well as participating in many interest group meetings.
You will frequently spot Laurie at the many events around town. Laurie enjoys having conversations with her fellow Toms River residents; so feel free to contact her through this website.