A mother, an advocate for veterans and families, a teacher and small business owner, Commissioner Melinda Kane has called Camden County home for over 40 years. She resides in the Woodcrest neighborhood of Cherry Hill where she and her husband raised their 3 sons, Jeremy, Daniel and Benjamin. With gratitude for a community that rallied for her and her family at a time of tragedy, when her son, Marine LCPL Jeremy Kane was killed in Afghanistan, Melinda recommitted herself to public service, seeking to give back to the residents of Cherry Hill and Camden County. Melinda is a proud American Gold Star Mother who is active with many organizations serving military families and veterans. Additionally, she has served on the Board of the Katz Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of SNJ and is a founding member of Congregation Kol Ami. She earned her BA degree in Special and Elementary Education from the State University of New York at Geneseo and post graduate studies in Educational Social Work at Widener University.
Primary Assignments of Commissioner Kane:
- Department of Buildings and Operations
- Veteran’s Affairs
- Construction Board of Appeals
- Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, Inc.
- Library Commission
- Cultural & Heritage Commission
- NJ Association of Counties