Jay has been a resident of Eastampton Township since 1991, when he and Kim, his wife of almost 20 years, moved here from Mt. Laurel. For 10 years he lived in Eastampton Mews and served on the board of the Eastampton Mews Homeowners Association, his final three years as President. In March 2001 he and his family moved to the Lakeview section of town. Prior to his election to Eastampton Township Council, he served briefly on the Township’s Environmental Commission and was Vice Chair of the Township’s Land Use Planning Board. Jay and Kim have two children, Joshua and Jenna, who attend the Eastampton Community School. Jay is also an assistant coach on both of his children’s Sacred Heart CYO baseball and softball teams.
For the past 21 years Jay has been employed as an environmental professional representing the State of New Jersey at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection where he is currently a supervisor in the Department’s Bureau of Environmental Analysis and Restoration. A trained wetland biologist who has performed and reviewed hundreds of wetland delineation and mitigation projects; he is currently working on initiatives such as watershed restoration, sustainability and stormwater management. Additionally, Jay has received several New Jersey Public Service Recognition Awards for his work over the past few years.
He attended Rowan University, where he met his wife Kim and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He has been an instructor at Rutgers University teaching Continuing Professional Education courses on Wetlands, Stormwater and Floodplain Management. He has been a guest speaker on environmental issues at classes and seminars at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University and at several environmental, professional and governmental organization events.
Jay is currently serving as Deputy Mayor and as the Eastampton Township Council representative on the Land Use Planning Board and Environmental Commission.