My name is HaVi Jacobs. I live in Ward 1 and am not affiliated with any political parties.

I am writing in support of Jenn Gilman as Democratic candidate for Town Council Ward 3. I met Jenn 4 years ago after I became a mom with no friends in the area. At the time, Jenn was the co-chair of the Mothers’ Center of Central NJ, a non-profit that seeks to build and foster a community of support and empowerment for all mothers.

Jenn embodies the spirit of the Center which I felt immediately — she is warm, welcoming, patient, supportive, always listens and never passes judgment. During her leadership, Jenn grew membership to its largest in decades and collaboration among the volunteers was exemplary. She opened her home and invited anyone that had ideas to come forth and worked tirelessly to bring all suggestions to fruition.

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I remember sitting in her basement surrounded by at least 15 moms who were tired yet so energized to come together to create a welcoming place where all moms can share the joys and challenges of motherhood. I am grateful to have found the Center and for Jenn for fostering such a wonderful community — motherhood certainly was less isolating with these wonderful moms!

I am proud to see Jenn fully immersed in Ward 3 listening to everyone’s suggestions and making a difference. Like all of us, moms, at the Mothers’ Center, residents of Ward 3 would be lucky to have Jenn at the helm leading change for their community!

HaVi Jacobs
Westfield, NJ