Shanel Y. Robinson, Freeholder
PUBLIC SERVICE: Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Member, January 4, 2019-present; Franklin Township Council, Member, 2015-2018, Deputy Mayor, 2018; Franklin Township Financial Oversight Committee, Hamilton Street Business Advisory Committee, Housing Authority, Fire Prevention Committee, Public Safety Committee, I.T. Steering Committee and Fire Chiefs Committee, Former Member/Council Liaison; Puerto Rican Action Board, Vice Chair.
AFFILIATIONS & COMMUNITY SERVICE: JFK Democratic Club, Franklin Township, President; Somerset County Democratic Black Caucus, Chair; Municipal Democratic Committee, Recording Secretary; Franklin Township Crisis Response Team, Lead; Municipal Ethics Board, Franklin Township, Member; Community for Change, Media & Communications Director; Franklin Warrior Parents Club, President; Franklin Track Club, Business Manager; Franklin Pop Warner Cheer, Head Coach; Cedar Hill Preparatory School, Board Member; United States Air Force Reserves, Avionics Specialist (Flight Leader); Mt. Zion AME Church, Missionary and Dance Ministry Director; and North Stelton AME Church, Children’s Choir Director, Children’s Dance Ministry Co-Director and Former Corresponding Secretary.
BIOGRAPHY: Veteran, U.S. Air Force Reserves, Avionics Specialist; three children, three grandchildren. Professional: Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)-certified Technologies Manager, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, New Brunswick. Education: Bachelor of Arts, Labor Studies and Employee Relations, Rutgers University-New Brunswick; Minister of Dance-School of Dance (Theology), Eagles International Training Institute, Frisco, Texas; attended Southern University A&M College, inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics Honor Society).
AWARDS: New Brunswick Area NAACP Political Action Award, 2018; Hidden Physicist (featured in Radiations magazine), Fall 2015; Community Service Award, Remarkable Women Awards, 2014; Eleanor Roosevelt Award, Somerset County Federation of Democratic Women, 2012; Excellence Award, Leadership Development Team, Saint Peter's Healthcare System, 2010; and Appreciation Award, Franklin Warriors Parents Club, 2008-2011.