Councilwoman Ila Kasofsky

Phone: 201-592-3500 ext. 1003
Email Ila KasofskyIla Kasofsky

Term Information

  • First Elected to Council: 2001
  • Current Term Expires: 2019

Council Committee Liaison

  • Environmental and Beautification
  • Health
  • Library
  • Local Assistance
  • Street Lights

Biography

A councilwoman for the Borough of Fort Lee since 2002, Kasofsky is especially passionate about Fort Lee’s Environmental and Beautification committee, a commission she founded to get residents interested in living “greener” and making the community more environmentally aware. With a concerted goal of conserving energy and resources, Kasofsky feels that keeping costs down is important to consider when asking people to change their “carbon footprint.” Through Kasofsky’s “Sustainable Fort Lee” program, she hopes to educate residents on everything from recycle, composting, using “green” products, eating local foods and produce and overall being mindful about keeping our community clean.

Work with the Health Department

The Councilwoman has also made strides in her work with the Health Department, advocating for flu shots, supporting the town’s expanding annual Health Fair, and serves as a driving force for the Borough’s Paint the Town Pink initiative, which helps to raise awareness about the importance of mammography and women’s health. Her focused missions right now are to raise awareness of her committees and their goals, save money and stimulate the town’s economy.

Work History

Kasofsky has been in business for over 30 years as a realtor and has held membership with the Eastern Bergen County Board of Realtors during that time. She has also received the prestigious New Jersey Realtors Distinguished Sales Club Award, which is presented to members who have received the Circle of Excellence Award for 10 Years. A Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) with experience, knowledge and marketing savvy, capable of serving the market needs. She currently works with Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty in Englewood Cliffs. She is often used on-record as a valuable resource to the media as it pertains to the Fort Lee market.

Family

Kasofsky has lived in Fort Lee since 1988, where she raised her daughter Brett.