Mahatma Ghandi once said, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” This quote has been a driving force in my continued service to others and my decision to run for West Orange Township Council. It resonates with me because I believe that community service is not only about helping people, but about developing an understanding and sense of compassion towards each other. This mantra was instilled by my parents, who continue to lead by example, helping to improve the lives of others here and abroad, and I am committed to imparting the same to future generations.

About Asmeret Ghebremicael

My grounding comes from my rich family culture as an Ethiopian/Eritrean who lives each day with a passion for life! More importantly, this is my community. My platform is quite simple, I care about West Orange. As a resident, a mother, and a concerned citizen, I am raising my hand to be part of the team that you entrust to care for our seniors, keep our parks beautiful, our roads smooth, and our taxes manageable. This is my community. I am a long-time resident and the product of the West Orange Public School system, attending St. Cloud Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School and West Orange High School and am excited to watch my son follow in my footsteps as a student at St. Cloud Elementary School.

                                                                                                                         Three words that describe me…

                                                                                                              Determined. Optimistic. Enthusiastic.

I have dedicated my life to public service. As a public servant and a humanitarian, my goal is to continue promoting human welfare within my community and abroad. Advocating for equity, access to funding, health care and housing in our community were the foundation for my commitment to strengthen my abilities through the completion of my Masters in Public Administration at Rutgers University.

During the pandemic, I had the opportunity to serve our community and Essex County as the Manager of the Essex County COVID Call Center. As the first COVID call center in the State of New Jersey, we were able to create a blueprint for other counties and served as a model for cities, counties and states throughout the nation. We were able to aid over 500,000 county residents set up appointments for vaccinations, testing and connecting with healthcare professionals. Prior to the pandemic, I also had the opportunity to coordinate the Essex County Census 2020 Initiative. I planned several community outreach events to educate and encourage residents, especially those in hard to reach communities, to learn about the importance of the census. Through our joint effort with various municipalities across the county, we were able to reach thousands of residents and encourage them to partake in the census. This initiative helped the county ensure that proper federal funding was allocated for our municipalities. Some of the critical programs and services impacted include, Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start, Title I, and the National School Lunch Program.

Throughout the various roles that I have been honored to represent, I have always held the welfare of my fellow West Orange residents first. Currently, I serve as a Commissioner on the West Orange Human Relations Commission and I am a Board Member on the West Orange Rent Leveling Board. And, with your support I will be able to continue serving our community and exercising my passion for impacting lives as a Council Member.

Please support me by donating and signing my petition for Council and join me in Putting West Orange First!

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