Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly A. Yaede was sworn into office as the first female Mayor of Hamilton Township on November 30, 2012. In addition to her role as Mayor, Ms. Yaede also serves as Public Safety Director for Hamilton Township, overseeing the health, safety and general welfare of Hamilton Township’s 90,000 residents.
Prior to becoming Mayor, Ms. Yaede served as a member of the Hamilton Township Council, having first been elected in 2006 and successively re-elected in 2007 and 2011. During her tenure on Council Mayor Yaede served as both Council president and vice-president.
Mayor Yaede is a lifelong resident of Hamilton Township and a graduate of Nottingham High School and Stockton State College. Her career in public service includes work in both the Executive and Legislative branches of the New Jersey State government, as well as service on the Hamilton Township Board of Education. Mayor Yaede’s private sector career included working as the Senior Director of Corporate Relations of the American Cancer Society, where, among many notable achievements, she secured a multi-million dollar marketing agreement with the Neutrogena Corporation. Most recently, Ms. Yaede served as Vice President of Community Relations for Roma Bank during which time she was appointed as the Co-Chair of the Hamilton Chapter of the Mid Jersey Chamber of Commerce.
Mayor Yaede has a long record of community volunteerism and support for charitable causes throughout Hamilton Township. Mayor Yaede has served on several community boards and is an active sponsor and coach for the Hamilton Area YMCA. She has also served as spokeswoman for the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter.
As a lifelong Hamilton resident, Mayor Yaede is dedicated to ushering in a new beginning for Hamilton Township and in committing herself to being an advocate for the residents, taxpayers and businesses of Hamilton Township.