Jocelyn Mathiasen - Borough Council

Jocelyn Mathiasen

Borough Council



For my entire career, I’ve been a champion of efficient, effective, and responsive government. I love Chatham Borough, and I see running for Council as an opportunity to bring my knowledge and expertise home. I’m an experienced grant writer for municipalities and champion for modernizing operations. I will be a good steward for our tax dollars, ensuring accountability for every dollar spent.  That’s what I do.



Master of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

BA, Government, Oberlin College

Mini Master of Public Administration, Rutgers University


Owner, JM Local Government Consulting: Clients include Boston, MA; Los Angeles, CA; West Milford, NJ; Trumbull, CT; Kissimmee, FL; Virginia Beach, VA.

Former Director, Dept. of Permitting and Land Use, Milford, CT: Transformed department overseeing land use, building, wetlands, and floodplain management.

Former Special Projects Manager, Capitol Region Council of Governments, Hartford, CT: Helped bring in $8.6 million in grant funds to municipalities; Implemented complex IT projects for member towns.

Former Assistant to the City Manager, Bellevue, WA: Oversaw numerous reform projects to make the city move responsive, efficient and effective.

Community Service

Founder, Chatham College Sanity, a Facebook group to help Chatham parents navigate the stressful college admissions process

Member, Chatham Moms for Change

Volunteer, Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue for more than 15 years


Married and raising two sons

Borough resident since 2015



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Please join us at our Borough Council meetings. Take the opportunity to voice any concerns, hear from your elected officials and learn about community initiatives. Click here ~ Chatham Borough 2019 Calendar


Councilwoman Mathiasen would like to hear from you. Do you have questions or concerns regarding Post Office Plaza, downtown redevelopment, or environmental initiatives?  Would you like more information on Borough operations or just want to stop by and say hi?


Jocelyn Mathiasen will be holding office hours Saturday, February 23rd at noon-1:30pm at Drip Coffee. Future office hours will be held at the same time and location, on the third Saturday of each month.



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