The NAAHP Haitian American Leadership Award Scholarship application is open through April 26  Apply Now

Honorable Michèle Delisfort

Mayor, Union, New Jersey

Michèle S. Delisfort is a Haitian-American daughter of the Township of Union.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Rutgers University and later went on to pursue a Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, also at Rutgers.

Michèle is a small business owner of an urban planning consultancy firm and has over 20 years of professional experience in land use planning, redevelopment planning, and community development.

She is a licensed professional planner and nationally certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners. She also serves as Chairperson of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Redevelopment Planning Committee.

Prior to being elected as Committeewoman, she served on the Township of Union Planning Board, not only as an active member but as Vice Chairperson.

Michèle understands the benefits of planned and appropriately scaled economic and housing development. She is skilled at working with community members and offering planning recommendations that are reflective of the community’s vision.

She is an active parishioner in her church and an advocate of community involvement. Fully committed to her civic duties, Michèle is proud of her hometown and looks forward to promoting sound planning practices and offering her wealth of knowledge, experience, and skills to the Township.

Her intentions are to be strategic about development initiatives, responsive to residents and the business community, and thoughtful and proactive about addressing quality of life issues.

Michele is a wife and mother of two teenage children.