Jay has been a resident of Eastampton Township since 1991. 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, his wife of 25 years, have two children, Joshua and Jenna, who both attended the Eastampton Community School.
For the past 26 years Jay has been employed as an environmental professional at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection where he is currently a supervisor in Water Resources Management working on initiatives such as watershed restoration, sustainability and controlling water pollution. He also represents the State of New Jersey on the Delaware Estuary Program.
He attended Rowan University, where he met his wife Kim and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in 1988. He has been an instructor at Rutgers University teaching Continuing Professional Education courses on Wetlands, Stormwater and Floodplain Management and has been a guest speaker on environmental issues at classes and seminars at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University and Montclair State University and at several environmental, professional and governmental organization events.
Jay was first elected to Township Council in 2008 and served as Deputy Mayor in 2009 and Mayor in 2010. Currently, Jay is the Eastampton Township Council representative on the Economic Development Committee.