The Burlington County Democratic Committee is proud to introduce you to our candidates for Freeholder: Aimee Belgard and Joanne Schwartz. Both women are accomplished professionals, devoted citizens, and strong voices that will move Burlington County forward. Take a moment to meet these amazing candidates:
An elected Committeewoman in the Township of Edgewater Park since 2010, Aimee Belgard also serves as liaison to the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee and on the Edgewater Park Planning Board. Aimee is a trial and appellate litigator and practices law throughout New Jersey. She is the Second Vice President of the Board of the American Cancer Society, Eastern Division and a Board Member of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network where she has served on the governance and income development committees. Aimee is also a member of the Riverfront Advisory Board of the YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties. She is also an active member of Neighborhood Watch. In 2006 Aimee was named “One of Ten People Who Made a Difference in Burlington County” by the Burlington County Times. Recently, Aimee was presented with the Capitol Dome Award by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network for her outstanding public policy achievements and leadership on legislative issues in the fight against cancer and in 2012 the New Jersey General Assembly recognized Aimee as an Outstanding Woman for her volunteer leadership and achievements. She resides in Burlington County with her husband Bill, a small business owner, and their two school-aged sons.
A semi-retired healthcare administrator living in Southampton, Joanne Schwartz has been an active volunteer for a large number of community agencies and services. She was an Emergency Medical Technician for 20 years with both the Hampton Lakes Emergency Squad and the Mt. Laurel Emergency Squad, the latter of where, she held the distinction of having been named a life member. She was elected Commissioner of the Mt. Laurel Fire Department and served as its President, Vice President and Clerk. She is committed to serving the needs of the elderly and developmentally disabled and is a long-time volunteer of the New Lisbon Developmental Center where she also serves as Vice President of its Board of Governors. During her long career, she has been an active member and officer of many community agencies which service the poor and disabled. She has received numerous community service and volunteer awards. She has also been an adjunct faculty member of Burlington County College and Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) and was a CPR Instructor. She currently serves as a member of the New Jersey Dietary Managers Association and is on a committee of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. She has been a speaker to area groups on issues facing Caregivers.