Britnee N. Timberlake is the youngest Freeholder elected in the state of New Jersey and the only current sitting African-American female president. Her commitment to public service helps positively transform the lives of people in and outside of Essex County. As President, she has targeted and addressed several key issues affecting her fellow citizens including home ownership assistance, small business financing, foreclosures, immigration, and public safety. Her accomplishments resonate through her continuous work in discovering ways to improve the county she calls home.
Outside of being an elected official, she is the founding Executive Director of a nonprofit affordable housing organization called the Essex Community Land Trust (ECLT), which strengthens communities by providing permanently affordable housing and financial empowerment opportunities for working families and individuals throughout Essex County. In this position, she has been successful in leveraging over 2 million dollars to be used to create affordable for-sale housing in suburban communities for low- to moderate- income families.
Ms. Timerberlake holds a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in Political Science with a minor in Religious Studies in addition to a Masters of Public Administration concentration in Nonprofit Management all from Seton Hall University. She has also served as an AmeriCorps Member in Union County, past housing chair of her local NAACP and graduated from EmergeNJ.