Pam and her husband, Gary Mount, have owned and operated their family farm, Terhune Orchards in Lawrence Township, since 1975. The farm is the first Lawrence farm to enroll in the state’s farmland preservation program. Pam served on the Lawrence Town Council for 12 years. She was mayor three times during her tenure, and played an active role serving on numerous committees and working with several community organizations. In 2006, Governor Corzine appointed Pam to the State Clean Air Council. Pam also serves on the National Guard Family Readiness Council, raising funds and awarding grants to families of deployed National Guard soldiers.
Pam serves on and is the founding chair of the board of Sustainable Jersey, a nonprofit that works to promote sustainability in municipalities across the state. She is also a founder of the local nonprofit Sustainable Lawrence, an organization that has successfully brought together local nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses, schools and government leaders to work toward creating a more environmentally friendly community. She is one of the founding board members of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail, a 20-mile plus bicycle and pedestrian recreational trail that runs through public and private lands in Lawrence and Hopewell townships.
The recipient of numerous awards, Pam was honored by the New Jersey Society of Women Environmental Professionals (NJSWEP) for her efforts to promote environmental sustainability in the local community and beyond, and was honored for her SustainableJersey work at the 2010 League of Municipalities conference. In 2012, NJBiz Magazine named her one of the top 50 women in business.
Pam served in the Peace Corps in Micronesia from 1967-1970 after she graduated from Lake Erie College. She lived on a small island in the pacific ocean called Satawal, then spent 6 month traveling around the world on the way back to Princeton. She has three children and seven grandchildren.