Councilwoman Gentiana Brahimaj is excited to be the newest member of the Berkeley Heights Township Council. Gentiana was born and raised in Tirana, Albania. She moved to the United States in the early 90s and has lived in Berkeley Heights for over 20 years raising her three children: her son who is currently serving our country in the Navy, a daughter who has a successful career in finance in New York City, and her daughter, a freshman at Governor Livingston High School, who is an avid soccer player.
In her career, Councilwoman Brahimaj held a number of management positions, initially working in the airline industry in Albania while finishing her studies. In New York, she worked to build legal experience, from conducting research and drafting legal documents to preparing clients for court appearances, with a focus on immigration, family and real estate law. Most recently, Councilwoman Brahimaj joined the hospitality industry where she uses her expertise to coordinate and oversee catering events. She is fluent in four languages: Albanian, English, French, Italian and understands conversational Spanish. Her extensive and diverse background allows her to relate to and connect with people from all different walks of life.
Locally, Councilwoman Brahimaj has been an active volunteer in our schools helping to organize school fundraisers, volunteering in the library, on school trips, and with book fairs, as well as a Girl Scout Troop treasurer.
This year, Councilwoman Brahimaj is a member of the Communications Committee. She has an open door policy encouraging residents to reach out with their questions and concerns to make sure everyone has a voice. Additionally, she will be serving on the Mayor's Youth Council Advisory Committee.