TAPinto Franklin Township Meet the Leaders Series: Rozalyn Sherman

Councilwoman Rozalyn Sherman Credits: Courtesy of Rozalyn Sherman Campaign
Councilwoman Rozalyn Sherman attending last year's Bystander Intervention Workshop Credits: Malik A. Lyons
Councilwoman Rozalyn Sherman attending last year's Bystander Intervention Workshop Credits: Malik A. Lyons
Councilwoman Rozalyn Sherman handing award to Rachel Levy at last year's Bystander Intervention Workshop Credits: Malik A. Lyons
Councilwoman Rozalyn Sherman attending Temple Beth El’s Hanukkah Gala Lighting ceremony Credits: Malik A. Lyons

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - This month TAPinto Franklin Township will be running a series called "Meet The Leaders.” The objective is to provide our readers an opportunity to hear from Franklin Township’s leaders in government, public safety, education, houses of worship and other areas, regarding Franklin Township’s present and future outlook.  

Each participant was asked to share a little information about their background and personal life. Each “leader” was presented the same core questions that will be published unedited. 

TAPinto Franklin Township’s first leader interviewed was Rozalyn Sherman, Councilwoman of Ward 2 in Franklin Township. Sherman was born and raised in Newark New Jersey and is a widowed mother of two sons. One of her sons lives in Franklin Township, and the other is in Maryland. She is also a grandmother with four grandchildren and has lived in Franklin Township for 12 years. 

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“I like working on things that help people,” said Sherman. "The activities I enjoy most are the ones that interconnect with people."

TAPinto Franklin Township spoke with Sherman for questions and answers about the present and future outlook of our community. 

Question: What initiative did you start in 2016, that you are most proud of?

Answer: Economic Development initiative in Franklin Township in 2016 (other initiatives, but not this year - Franklin Day Festival, Cultural Arts Council, and Destination Marketing) 

Question: What will be your main objective for 2017?

Answer: Implement the Economic Development recommendations made by the consultant the Township hired.

Question: Are you involved with any youth groups for the community that you would like to share?

Answer: I am on the Franklin Youth Alliance which works on helping youth with addictive behaviors

Question: What do you feel will be Franklin Township’s biggest challenge in 2017?

Answer: Expanding Economic Development initiatives to bring jobs and businesses to Franklin Township. 

Question: What do you do in your spare time?

Answer: Hike, exercise, travel, spend time with my family and friends.

Question: Five words that describe Franklin Township are?

Answer:  Beautiful...Unique.....Diverse.....Centrally Located.....Well Managed  

Sherman majored in business at Pace University in New York City and graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Professional Studies. During her career, she worked for three major corporations, American Can Company (no longer in business), Johnson & Johnson, and Novartis. Sherman was also a small business owner of a fabric store in Linden New Jersey. She was also a consultant in the field of strategic sourcing.   

Sherman started in politics as a volunteer on presidential elections and developed a reputation as an activist. She moved from Middlesex County to Franklin Township (12 years ago) and was recommended to Franklin Township Democrats as an active organizer. Sherman served on the planning board for two years, and then became the Democratic Chair for Franklin Township for two years. After serving as the Democratic Chair, Sherman ran for Township Council and has been serving for the last seven years. 

Be sure to come back to TAPintoFranklinTownship.net for updates on Councilwoman Sherman and other municipal news! 

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