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What the Councilperson Ward 4 Does

Elected on November 2, 2009, by the citizens Ward 4 of the City of Burlington to serve as their Councilperson, and my first term began on January 1, 2010 and my fourth term expires on December 31, 2021. As your Councilperson of Ward 4, I represent the interests of City residents of Voting Ward 4, [See Map: Voting Wards] the areas commonly referred to as Mehlville, Farnerville and East Farnerville. Council members perform all appropriate functions with respect to City legislation, including:

  • Preparation of Municipal Budget
  • Writing and Passage of Ordinances to govern the City
  • Voice concerns and complaints of constituents (City Ward 4 residents)
  • Represent Ward 4 citizens while solving problems and planning for the future


4th WARD POLLING PLACES (listed as Ward number ‘dot’ Zone number) 4.1 Samuel Smith School Farner Ave. 609-387-3826 4.2 Burlington Housing Authority 800 Walnut St. 609-386-2465 4.3 Samuel Smith School Farner Ave. 609-387-3826



4 years, Jan., 2018 to Dec. 31, 2021. Formerly served three terms as Ward 4 Councilwoman, Feb., 2006 to Dec. 31,  2017.  Currently, Council President Jan. 2018 to Jan. 2019.


 16 years


Graduate: Burlington City High School Class of 1974


1990 to present - Day Care Provider, Self-Employed Providing structured day care activities for children age 3 months to 5 years.

Apr. 2004 to Mar. 2006 - Burlington Board of Island Managers, Treasurer Responsible for payment of bills, advising Board on current interest rates for CDs and Money Market Accounts. Recommend best investment opportunities. Provided monthly accounting of expenditures and maintain books for audit.

Apr. 2000 to Mar. 2006 - Burlington Board of Island Managers, Secretary Recorded and transcribed monthly meeting minutes. Coordinated student scholarship application and interviews Posted notices for regular and special meetings in newspapers and at City Hall. Maintained records and documents.


Burlington City Democratic Party: participate in fundraising activities including Spaghetti Dinner and 9-11 Tribute as well as working on Children’s Halloween Party and the headquarters Open House during Christmas Parade 2004 and 2005.

Burlington City Municipal Alliance: Secretary, Citizens Against Substance Abuse (CASA) 1999 to present. Maintain records, ensure correspondence and coordinate Annual Awards Programs.

Burlington City High School Project Graduation: Chairperson, 1998 through 2005. Raised approximately $10,000 annually. Coordinated all activities and services for the event ranging from site selection to entertainment and the family graduation reception for 500+ individuals.

Burlington City High School PTA President: 1999 through 2005. Coordinated all fundraisers, bringing in approximately $6,000 to $10,000 yearly. Ensured bylaws were kept current, and fiscal audits were conducted. Coordinated Homecoming functions, class parties, student scholarships and special activities. Managed the High School Snack Shack which was rated “Best in County” by the Burlington County Times.

Burlington City Teacher of the Year Committee Member: 2001 to 2003 Burlington City High School PTA Treasurer: 1996 to 1998 Burlington City High School, School Management Team (SMT): 1999 through 2005 Burlington City Board of Education Subcommittee on Lunch Room Issues: 2002 Burlington City High School Band Assoc., Student Account Treasurer: 1996 to 1998 Wilbur Watts Middle School, PTA President: 1991 through 1994 Wilbur Watts School Improvement Team (SIT): 1992 through 1994 Burlington County PTA, Editor of Oak Tree Express: 1998 through 1992 Burlington County PTA, Vice President: 1992 through 1994 Burlington County PTA, Regional Director: 1990 through 1992 Burlington County PTA, Secretary: 1988 through 1990 Samuel Smith School PTA, President: 1987 through 1991 Samuel Smith School, Chairperson of Homeroom Captains: 1985 through 1986


  • Professional management, communication and creative skills that achieve results
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills that foster successful working relationships
  • Highly motivated and effective while consistently meeting deadlines and budget requirements


City of Burlington resident from birth. Married, mother of three children all of who are also graduates of Burlington City High School.