Title: City Councilwoman
Company: City of Burlington
Location: Burlington, New Jersey, United States
Suzanne E. Woodard, MPA, city councilwoman for the City of Burlington, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in public service.
Representing one of the oldest and most historic communities in the state of New Jersey, Ms. Woodard works tirelessly to serve the nearly 10,000 citizens of the City of Burlington. Each day, she is tasked with performing all appropriate functions with respect to city legislation, including the preparation of the municipal budget, the writing and passage of ordinances to govern the city and voicing concerns and complaints of constituents. Moreover, she is determined to present solutions to the various calamities impacting the city, most notably providing aid to those who suffer from homelessness. Raised by a mother who worked in the Recreation Department of the U.S. Army as a uniformed citizen during World War II, Ms. Woodard was inspired to earn a bachelor’s degree in political science and a Master of Public Administration from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Prior to her work with the Burlington City Council, she found success as a supervisor for Megabus, a school bus driver for Burlington County Special Services, an assistant superintendent and freight brakeman at NJ TRANSIT & Conrail and the owner of a franchised location of ComforCare.
Ms. Woodard is proud have been one of the first African American women employed by Conrail as a freight brakeman. Furthermore, she was one of 7 selected out of hundreds to become a participant in NJ Transit’s 1st Executive Associate Program. For her achievements, she is honored to have been the recipient of the Mary. L. Riggins Award during Women’s History Month from the New Jersey Transit Corporation in 2004. Looking toward the future, she aims to advocate for more housing in the communities that she represents while developing avenues to careers and trades for local youth. Above all, she seeks to enhance the presence of arts and culture to the city to attract additional revenue and diverse visitors.
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