Monday, February 25, 2013
Michelle Winters gets an assist from the woman she replaces on Gloucester Township Council in taking her oath of office.
Gloucester Township's newest Council member was sworn in during the governing body's meeting Monday night. Michelle Winters' oath of office was administered by the woman whose seat she's taking on Township Council—Camden County Freeholder Michelle Gentek. Winters has extensive background as a volunteer in Gloucester Township, but has never held public office. She vowed to not let her inexperience in government hold her back as she completes the final 10 months of Gentek's term. "I'm kind of just going to learn as I go and make an impact where I can," Winters, a nurse who lives in the township's Blenheim section, said following Monday's meeting. Council unanimously selected Winters, a 1985 Triton Regional High School graduate, to replace …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The newest member of Gloucester Township Council is to take her oath of office on Monday.
Michelle L. Winters is now just days away from officially becoming a member of Gloucester Township Council. Unanimously selected by Council to complete Michelle Gentek's unexpired term at its Feb. 11 meeting, the 1985 Triton Regional High School graduate will take the oath of office at Council's Feb. 25 meeting. “We had many qualified individuals in our township who applied to serve on council,” Mayor David Mayer said, “but Michelle stood out because of her community service and volunteerism within Gloucester Township and her commitment to improving the quality of life in our community." Gentek became a Camden County freeholder in early January following her election in November 2012, creating a vacancy on Gloucester Township Council. …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Council pegs Blenheim's Michelle Winters to serve out the remaining 10-plus months of Michelle Gentek's term.
Township Council chose Michelle Winters from a list of four residents nominated by the Gloucester Township Democrat Committee to complete what remains of Michelle Gentek's four-year term. The all-Democrat Council was unanimous in approving Winters to serve on the governing body through Dec. 31, 2013. Councilwoman Tracey Trotto nominated Winters for the Council seat, and her motion was seconded by Councilman Dan Hutchison. "Ms. Winters is a longtime resident of our township, a Triton graduate," Council Vice President Orlando Mercado said. "Lives in the Blenheim section of our town, is involved with the Triton Field Hockey Booster Club, is a part of the Gloucester Township Hockey Association, is a first-aid instructor for the Blackwood …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The township was given the award during a ceremony Jan. 29, for demonstrated leadership in the Sustainable Jersey program.
Gloucester Township's efforts to go green have paid off in the form of a special award at the Sustainable Jersey Special Recognition Ceremony. In addition to being one of 11 New Jersey municipalities given silver-level certification in the Sustainable Jersey program, Gloucester Township also won the Sustainable Jersey's 2012 Leadership Award. The award recognizes a municipality that has contributed the most to the Sustainable Jersey program through demonstrated leadership locally, regionally and statewide. In receiving the award, the Township was credited for developing the first Energy Master Plan for any municipality in the state, a Companion Animal Management Plan, energy related actions within the township and a development section on …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The search for Michelle Gentek's replacement is officially underway.
Gloucester Township Democrats have officially begun their search for Michelle Gentek's replacement on Township Council. Mayor David Mayer—the de facto leader of the Democratic Party in the township—announced Tuesday the party is interested in hearing from residents wishing to complete Gentek's term, which is to expire Dec. 31, 2013. "We have many talented individuals in our township who are qualified to serve on Township Council,” Mayer said. “Therefore we are seeking someone who wants to serve our community and help us continue to make Gloucester Township a better place to live, work and start a business." Interested individuals can submit their resumes by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Democrats' selection committee will contact…
Friday, January 4, 2013
Three recently elected freeholders will be sworn in at the annual reorganization meeting, which will be held on the second floor of Camden City Hall Friday afternoon.
For those with an interest in county politics, Freeholder Director (and Collingswood resident) Louis Cappelli Jr. will deliver the annual State of the County address today at 4 p.m. in Camden City Hall. Newly elected Freeholder Michelle Gentek (Gloucester Township) will take her oath of office alongside returning Freeholders Ian Leonard (Camden City) and Jeffrey L. Nash (Cherry Hill). The Democratic slate swept the field in the November 2012 elections, earning nearly twice as many votes as Republican challengers Jim Pearce, Ian Gill and Eugene Lawrence. Cappelli's address will likely touch on several concerns, none larger in the eyes of many residents than the push for the countywide police force that is slated to take over policing of …
Monday, August 27, 2012
The Gloucester Township councilwoman is seeking a seat on the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Name : Ms. Michelle A. Gentek Date of birth : 19 April 1968 Place of residence : Gloucester Township Job titles held : Public Affairs Associate, Business Owner, Secretary, Sales Rep & Office Manager Employers : Present - Fox & Shuffler, Past - Cherry Hill Public Schools, Pete's Carborator Service, Duplifax Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Local office Running for position: County Freeholder Chamber/district: Camden County Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : Presently a Gloucester Township Councilwoman Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None Address 2240-15 Route 70 West Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 Name : Matthew White Title : Executive Director Website : www.camdencountydems,com Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/…
Friday, August 10, 2012
Gloucester Township Councilwoman Michelle Gentek is looking forward to her trip to Charlotte, NC, next month.
Councilwoman Michelle Gentek will head to Charlotte, NC, next month as a New Jersey delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Gentek, who has sat on Gloucester Township Council since January 2010, is looking forward to the trip. She found out in late June that she had been selected as an at-large convention delegate. "I'm very excited. I am looking forward to supporting Barack Obama in his campaign," he said. "I think it is quite an honor to get to support somebody you feel has been a strong president and will continue to be a great president." In additon to throwing her support behind President Obama, Gentek, who is a candidate for Camden County freeholder, is looking forward to talking to other delegates about ways to get the …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The candidates running in the township and regional school board races, as well as county freeholder, state Assembly and federal contests.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Gloucester Township Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the municipal, county, state and federal candidates we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The meeting is scheduled for May 29 at 6 p.m.
Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer and Councilwoman Michelle Gentek invite residents to attend a Green Team meeting on Tuesday, May 29. The Sustainable Gloucester Township meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in Council chambers at the municipal building. The mayor and Gentek, who is a 2012 Democratic Party candidate for Camden County freeholder, are hoping to register new members for the Green Team, which, as the name suggests, strives to make the township a cleaner, greener place. The Green Team earned the township a bronze-level certification in its first year as a Sustainable Jersey community in 2011.