FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 06, 2019


Sheila Y. Oliver Receives Prestigious Spotlight Award

Trenton, N.J. – Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, who also serves as the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), was honored today with the Spotlight Award by the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) at their Women of Achievement PAC reception.

“Women supporting women across the state is extremely important for creating a collective voice to advance the policies and services that improve the lives of women and their families,” said Lt. Governor Oliver. “The Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey advances this mission by helping to get women elected to ensure we always have seat at the table where critical decisions are being made about our lives. I proudly stand with WPCNJ today and am so honored and humbled to receive the Spotlight Award.”

The WPCNJ’s Spotlight Award recognizes leaders who are passionate about their work and strive for the betterment of the community.

Jennifer Mancuso, WPCNJ President said, "Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver's unwavering leadership and commitment to advancing policies that enrich and empower women and families make her truly deserving of this honor.  She has helped pave the way for the next generation of outstanding women leaders.  WPCNJ is so pleased to honor her and her exceptional career."

The Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey hosts the Women of Achievement PAC reception annually to recognize honorees whose leadership, civic involvement, and professional efforts have helped make New Jersey a better place for women.

In addition to honoring the Lt. Governor Oliver at the late afternoon reception, WPCNJ also presented honorary awards to Karin Elkis, Senior Vice President of Optimus Partners LLC, who received the Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award, and Kate Gibbs, Deputy Director of ELEC 825, Labor-Management Fund of Operating Engineers, who received the Carol Murphy Award.

Founded in 1977, the Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey is a multi-partisan organization dedicated to increasing women's participation in the political process, increasing the number of women in elected and appointed office, protecting reproductive freedom, and creating a women's political power base to achieve equality for all women.

DCA offers a wide range of programs and services that respond to issues of public concern including affordable housing production, fire safety and building safety, community planning and development, local government management and finance, and disaster recovery.

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