Councilwoman Jeanne Kingsley has been a Berkeley Heights resident for over 23 years, and is serving her third term on the Berkeley Heights Township Council; she also served several terms as Council President and Council Vice President. Jeanne established the Berkeley Heights Downtown Beautification Committee, which works closely with the town’s landlords, business owners and residents to improve and enhance the appearance of the downtown area and create a pedestrian-friendly, community-oriented environment. Berkeley Heights has experienced a renewal, from downtown-enhancing infrastructure projects to decorative flags, banners and holiday decorations - all of which has been accomplished through raising private funds and developing effective public/private partnerships to minimize taxpayer impact. Jeanne also served on the Township’s Planning Board and Communication Committees.
Councilwoman Kingsley has 4 children and worked as PTO Treasurer for both the Governor Livingston High School and the Thomas P. Hughes Elementary School. She and her husband Ed are also active members of the Church of the Little Flower in Berkeley Heights, where she has served as a trustee and member of the Church’s Finance Council and Strategic Planning Team. She also has volunteered at Children’s Specialized Hospital in Westfield for over 12 years.
Jeanne is a CPA; her professional experience is primarily in the area of finance and strategic planning. She provided strategic consulting services to the CFO of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America and built a planning and analysis function for the Employee Benefit Solutions Group of AIG. Prior to her consulting roles, Jeanne was Vice President of Finance for Prudential Insurance and worked in the audit practice at Deloitte, providing audit and consulting related services primarily to clients in the financial services industry.
In her “spare time”, Jeanne enjoys skiing, boating, reading and family. She is currently the Council representative to the Downtown Beautification Committee.