Sheena Collum was elected in May 2015 as the 49th Village President of Township of South Orange Village.
She is the first female to hold this role and currently the second youngest female municipal executive in the State of New Jersey.
She concentrated her priorities around comprehensive planning, smart growth and economic development, infrastructure, citizen engagement and volunteerism, and streamlining municipal operations through consolidations, shared services and the expansion of technology. In 2018, Insider NJ named Sheena to the top 100 millennials.
Best known for her outgoing personality and unorthodox management style, Sheena can be found anywhere in town using restaurants for office hours, visiting schools and student groups, stopping by block parties, picking up trash, hosting listening sessions, or walking her Chihuahuas (Kimchi and Chico). She also maintains a robust virtual presence online regularly responding back to community questions, concerns and suggestions whether it be through email, Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor or SouthOrangeOnline. Sheena prides herself on honesty, responsiveness, and collaborative leadership.
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