Your Candidates for Berkeley Heights Township Council
Angie Devanney served as Berkeley Heights Township Administrator from 2004-2007. She was named Business Administrator of the Year in 2004 by the Regional Gateway Chamber of Commerce. In 2005, she was awarded the Women of Excellence Award in the area of Environmental Advocacy. She recently retired from serving as the Mountain Park PTO President and is currently the Secretary to the Berkeley Heights Police Athletic League (BH PAL), and a small business owner. Angie gained vast knowledge of town operations and experience during her time as Township Administrator; she ran business operations, overseeing the departments of DPW Public Works, Engineering, Finance, Zoning/Construction and Public Safety. She is skilled at creating shared services; such as the agreement she reached with the County in IT and printing. Her experience and relationships in local, county and state government will allow Berkeley Heights to maximize grants funds and other resources. Angie is married to George Devanney and has two children: Ryan, a junior at Governor Livingston High School, and Abbey, a 5thgrader at Mountain Park Elementary.
Alvaro Medeiros is a successful business leader with a proven record of service to others. Over a 25-year career at AT&T, he has rose through the ranks to Sales Center Associate Vice President, where he oversees a team of directors and account executives with a sizable budget; he has also negotiated many large deals on behalf of the company. With a strong background in sales, marketing and operations, Alvaro’s business acumen will be particularly beneficial to our town government. Locally, Alvaro has served as a Committee Member and Troop Activities Coordinator for Boys Scouts of America, Troop 368, and in several leadership positions with the Governor Livingston High School Marching Band. Alvaro and his wife, Amalia have lived in Berkeley Heights for 22 years. They have 1 son and 1 daughter who have also gone through our public schools. Fun fact: Alvaro ran for Town Council in 2017 with Susan Poage, who won the election with the most votes of any candidate. Alvaro came within just 7 votes of winning the second seat! A testament to just how much every vote matters!
Stephen Yellin is a lifelong resident who has worked to give residents a voice in our town’s future. He helped save the Emerson Lane/Free Acres neighborhood from overdevelopment, fought to give our firefighters the tools they need to keep us safe, and pushed for real improvements in communications and transparency at Town Hall. A recycling and environmental sustainability advocate, Stephen is also a community leader who always seeks out ways to improve our town. He worked as the Individual Giving Manager for United Way of Greater Union County, which supports thousands of Union County children and families every year. He turned around years of decline in contributions from non-corporate donors, generating 2 straight years of increased revenue and a nearly 20% increase in the organization’s donor base (including many Berkeley Heights residents). Stephen also has experience researching, applying for and obtaining grants, building community relations, and served as the Secretary of the New Jersey Employee Charitable Campaign Steering Committee, encouraging New Jersey residents to donate to organizations like the United Way.