Councilwoman Jeanne Kingsley has been a Berkeley Heights resident for over 25 years and is serving her fourth term on the Berkeley Heights Township Council; she is currently serving her fourth term as Council President and has also served three terms as Council Vice President.
Jeanne is devoted to making Berkeley Heights the best place to live and raise a family. You’ll find her around town at community events and is always available to meet with residents. If you have ideas, questions or concerns, please send Jeanne an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On Council, 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 accomplished through raising private funds and developing effective public/private partnerships to minimize taxpayer impact. Jeanne has been an advocate for walking in Berkeley Heights and has actively led the Safe Routes to School initiative for our town. In 2019, the township was awarded a $410,000 Safe Routes to Transit Grant (the largest non-roads grant in Berkeley Heights history) to improve the sidewalks along Plainfield Ave.
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 currently serves as a Board Member on the Pension Board of the Archdiocese of Newark.
Jeanne is a CPA; her professional experience is primarily in 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 time with her family. She is currently the Council representative to the Planning Board, the Downtown Beautification Committee and the Communications Committee.