Senator Bob Singer


Stacey Kavanagh

For over fifty years, MODC has presented its prestigious Silver Gull Award to deserving recipients around the region who have made a difference in the way we do business at the Jersey Shore. Under the direction of committee chair, Senator Robert Singer, this preeminent affair, attended by over 300 business and community leaders, has become recognized as the pinnacle of awards, recognizing individual and corporate accomplishments in the area of economic development, community service, and tourism.

A Special Evening!

It is with great pride that the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council (MODC) will celebrate its 59th Annual Silver Gull Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 02, 2024, 5:30 p.m. at Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club, Farmingdale. We invite you to join this special evening which recognizes business and community leaders in the bi-county area.

2023 Honorees

Community Service Award:

  • PCS
  • The United Way of Monmouth & Ocean Counties

Economic Development Award:

  • Beacon of LIFE
  • Kiely Family of Companies
  • OceanFirst Bank
  • The Stavola Companies

Tourism Achievement Award:

  • Adventure Crossing USA

Government Leadership Award:

  • Monmouth County Commissioner Ross F. Licitra
  • Ocean County Commissioner Deputy Director Gary Quinn

President’s Award

  • Barbara A. Reed