The Honorable Sheena C. Collum was elected in May 2015 as the 49th Village President of Township of South Orange Village and was the first female to hold this role in a municipality of 16,000 residents which is also the proud home to the Seton Hall University Pirates. She continues to concentrate her priorities around smart growth and economic development, citizen engagement and volunteerism, and streamlining municipal operations through consolidations, shared services and the expansion of technology.

Professionally, Sheena is the Executive Director of the American Planning Association — New Jersey Chapter, a statewide planning organization whose mission is to help build stronger communities and provide more choices for how people work and live while meeting the challenges of both growth and change. In her role, Sheena works regularly with local and state officials, professional and nonprofit organizations, and state and federal agencies on arrange of public policy issues affecting New Jersey’s municipalities including smart growth, state and regional planning, transportation, public health, sustainability, economic development, redevelopment and affordable housing.

Sheena is a proud alumnus of Seton Hall University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in public policy.