Councilwoman Ila Kasofsky

Phone: 201-592-3500 x1003
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Term Information

  • First Elected to Council: 2001
  • Current Term Expires: 2025
  • Council President 2022

Council Committee Liaison

  • Environmental and Beautification
  • Health
  • Library
  • Street Lights


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. Her love for a healthy environment has guided her to oversee the design and creation of the Borough’s two Community Gardens, the second of which opened in 2019. Both locations are extremely popular in the community and continue to have long waiting lists for garden plots every year.

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 serving as a driving force for her growing Women’s Health initiative, which presents opportunities for women to self-help and encourages them to find a balance of mental, emotional and physical health in their lives. 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.


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