As Mayor and Councilwoman of Madison, Ms. Holden chaired and co-chaired every committee and department in the Borough, including electric and water utilities, public works, engineering, transportation and public safety. Ms. Holden was also chair of the Madison-Chatham Joint Meeting wastewater facility, and served for 11 years as a trustee of the New Jersey Historic Trust and serves as an advisor to the Morris County (NJ) Preservation Trust Fund.
Born in Tarrytown, NY, Ms. Holden received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of New Rochelle and her Masters in Humanities-American Art and Architecture from Manhattanville College. She is a researcher, writer and lecturer on historic preservation and downtown revitalization. She and her husband Richard have resided in Madison, NJ for the past 28 years.