Judy Ward was appointed to the ACUA Board of Commissioners in March 2019. Following a 30-year career with Verizon, Mrs. Ward currently serves as Mayor of the City of Pleasantville. She previously served as the 2nd Ward City Council Member, where she served on every council committee, including Finance, Public Safety, Stormwater, and Planning and Development. She previously served as Mayor Pro Tempore, and in 2010, became the first female City Council President for the City of Pleasantville.
Dedicated to community service, Mrs. Ward is currently the Chairperson for the Coalition for Safe Community Youth. She previously served as the Honorary Chairman of the Pleasantville Cancer Initiative and has acted as liaison between the City and its schools. Mrs. Ward was inducted into the Atlantic County Women’s Hall of Fame and has received recognition for her work and commitment to the community, including the Taft McKenzie award, NAACP Community Service award, Omega Psi Phi Perseverance award, and Mother of Merit awards.
Mrs. Ward lives in Pleasantville with her husband. She is the proud mother of two sons and three grandchildren.