Hello Haddonfield Neighbors:

Thank you for visiting my site and taking the time to learn more.  I hope that this page helps to inform your decision - and that I earn your VOTE.

My husband Anthony and I moved to Haddonfield several years ago.  We share the belief that this is the ideal community to grow our small businesses and raise our family.  This is why I volunteer as a member of the Zoning Board and our Haddonfield Celebrations Association.  It's also why I'm running for Borough Commissioner.

Aside from my commitment to our community, I offer a fresh perspective, a female voice and a wealth of experience, all while leading by example: I've spent over 10 years as a local government lawyer, advising public agencies regarding New Jersey municipal, land use & redevelopment law, including public contracts and affordable housing, as well as the Open Public Meetings Act (“OPMA”) and Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) - both of which are critical to maintaining transparency and inviting citizen participation.

Prior to this, I served as the youngest female municipal manager in the State of New Jersey.  In this role I conceptualized & managed projects designed to increase efficiency & transparency.  My efforts gained bi-partisan support and resulted in successfully implemented system upgrades & departmental improvements. Aside from overseeing the day-to-day operations of an entire Township, I managed all staff, performed all grant writing functions & oversight, handled collective bargaining negotiations on behalf of the Township, implemented a $1.2 million budget, created the Township’s first website, participated in the Township’s Master Plan update, and served as the Township’s Emergency Management Coordinator.

Before becoming a municipal administrator, I served over 20 Camden County municipalities as a consultant and project manager, including the Borough of Haddonfield.  In this capacity, I managed a wide variety of economic development projects, while also implementing & overseeing business improvement districts such as the Partnership for Haddonfield (“PfH”), performing grant writing & monitoring services, calculating financial incentives, writing speeches & press releases on behalf of municipal officials, and developing municipal marketing materials.  Aside from working to establish the PfH, I also achieved an intergovernmental agreement with PATCO to permit weekend parking for Borough visitors, and “Best of Philly” recognition in Philadelphia Magazine.

It's time now for me to step up and participate in yet another way - to lend my voice and share my perspective as a millennial mom, public servant & small business owner. Having witnessed my son and small business thrive here, I would be honored & elated to serve our community as Commissioner.  If elected, I pledge to continue leading by example, contributing to this community I am proud to call home.



Contribute to Colleen's Campaign

Even small, local campaigns incur large costs.