The Business of the City: Miscellaneous

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Joylette Mills-Ransome: Moving Plainfield Forward

PDCC Committeewomen Rose Cathcart & Marie Davis

I am endorsing Democratic Councilwoman Joylette Mills-Ransome for the Council At-large for the 2nd and 3rd Wards, the seat I vacated when I became the citywide Councilwoman At-large in January of this year. In her short time, she has already provided quality constituent-based service, chairing the council's Recreation subcommittee, and serving as a member of the Economic Development and Administration & Finance committees, respectively. 

Community-minded residents in Plainfield all know Joylette, who has been a tireless advocate and volunteer in our city for over 40 years. A longtime member of Central Jersey Alumnae, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., Joylette is an earnest and active volunteer at many of her sorority events. She is a Charter Member and Past President (the first to serve 4 years in that office), and has been involved with raising funds for scholarships for high school seniors, developing audiences for areas in the arts, participating in education forums, addressing social action issues that include voter registration and education, human trafficking, letter writing campaigns, participating in World Aids Day programs and providing needed items to children in group homes.  

A devoted member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Joylette remains an enthusiastic volunteer, donating her time and talents to the Lord's Kitchen, the Clothes Closet, and to serving as Executive Director of SHEELD. Joylette recently retired as the Director of Science Education for Newark Public Schools. Even after retiring, Joylette's dedication to the education of children, and especially to STEM-related education, has continued--she has traveled with the People to People Science Education Delegation to exchange ideas with teachers and administrators, and to visit school on all levels. A former Commissioner on the Housing Authority of Plainfield, Joylette completed all of the federally-mandated certification courses and worked diligently to address the concerns of residents and served on the Capital Procurement and Personnel Committees.  
Joylette is also a member of the League of Women Voters of Plainfield, and served as Voter Service Chair, where she coordinated candidate forums and developed and produced the League's Annual Candidate Forum Publication. Joylette's volunteer work includes past service on the Plainfield Board of Education. Joylette's unwavering ethics, her experience, and her passion for helping others will serve our city well. She is committed to helping move Plainfield forward, and I offer my strongest endorsement for her to continue to serve as Councilwoman At-large for the 2nd and 3rd Wards. On Tuesday, June 6, vote for Joylette Mills-Ransome and the entire COLUMN A Team--MOVING PLAINFIELD FORWARD.



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