COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3
Tyshammie L. Cooper
Tyshammie L. Cooper was elected to her first term as District 3 Commissioner in November 2018 and re-elected in 2020. She was first elected to public office on November 5, 2013, to represent East Orange’s 4th Ward as a City Council member, and re-elected to a second term on November 7, 2017.
She served as the Chief of Staff to the Honorable Dwayne D. Warren, Esq., Mayor of the City of Orange Township since 2012. Prior to joining the City of Orange Township, Commissioner Cooper served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Camden Empowerment Corporation (CEC), where she was responsible for managing the daily activities of the Corporation and implementing its strategic plan.
While serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Camden Empowerment Corporation (CEC), she was selected by President Barack Obama’s Administration to Chair a Panel on Community & Economic Development and Job Creation from 2010 to 2013.
In addition, she is a certified Purchasing Agent with the State of New Jersey and holds a graduate certification in Geographic Information Systems/Urban Planning and Policy from Rutgers University, along with numerous certificates for grant writing, grant administration, and fund development. She also volunteers as a mentor to disadvantaged youth under the supervision of the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) and raises funds to support homelessness and disabled veterans.
Commissioner Cooper holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Administration and a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Finance from Columbia University. She lives in the 4th ward of East Orange with her husband Benjamin and two children, Camille and Ethan.
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