CAMDEN, NJ — Meet six members of the Camden City Council and School Advisory Board sworn in this past January in TAPinto Camden's new series.
Learn about initiatives they have long been passionate about and continue to pursue alongside their official duties.
Get a better idea of who these six city representatives were prior to being elected and their vast and storied connections to Camden.
- Nyemah Gillespie gave a walking tour of her dance academy and discussed her journey back to Camden — and ultimately the school board.
- City Councilwoman Shaneka Boucher talked Ward 1's priorities and how she plans to apply her grassroots' experience to her new position.
- Councilman Victor Carstarphen recounted the moment he was sworn in and how fitting it is that his career — and all his history with Camden — has led him to a role representing Ward 2.
- Falio Leyba-Martinez, the first Dominican elected in the city’s history, outlined his aspirations for the Camden school board and helping to better bilingual services in the city.
- Councilwoman Felisha Reyes-Morton, who became the first Latina to represent Ward 4 when she took over, highlighted how she lends her vast perspectives to city matters.
- Elton Custis shared stories about his past with Camden, how his parents have helped him improve as a leader and how he hopes to inspire others.