Mrs. Tyshammie Cooper-Delisle joined the City of Orange Township as the Chief of Staff in July 2012. Prior to joining the City of Orange Township, Mrs. Cooper-Delisle served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Camden Empowerment Corporation (CEC) where she was responsible for managing the daily activities of the Corporation and implementing its strategic plan which included creating jobs and housing for low to moderate income residents and attracting private investment and grant funding to redevelop neighborhoods. Under Mrs. Cooper’s leadership, the CEC developed an $8 million dollar revolving loan fund and played a vital, active role in the revitalization of Camden by providing financing and construction of affordable housing, small businesses, parks, youth and senior programs and a range of other retail and commercial projects.
Mrs. Cooper holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Administration and a MA in Public Administration and Finance from Columbia University. In addition, she is a certified Purchasing Agent with the State of New Jersey and holds a graduate certification in Geographic Information Systems/Urban Planning and Policy from Rutgers University along with numerous certificates for grant writing, grant administration, and fund development. Active in community affairs, Mrs. Cooper was sworn in as Councilwoman representing the 4th Ward of East Orange, New Jersey on January 1, 2013. As Councilwoman, she chaired the Council’s Housing Committee which was instrumental in mandating the requirement for all senior buildings in East Orange to provide 24 hour security seven days per week.
Councilwoman Cooper serves on the board of the East Orange General Hospital Auxiliary, Columbia Alumni Association, and several other non-profit organizations. In 2003, Mrs. Cooper-Delisle was inducted into the National Honor Society and Who’s Who.
Tyshammie grew up in Grafton Avenue projects in Newark, New Jersey. She attended and graduated from Broadway Elementary and Barringer High Schools in Newark. Tyshammie lives in the 4th ward of East Orange, New Jersey with her husband Benjamin and children, Camille and Ethan.
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