Bergson Leneus

Office of City Council
Title: City Council Member - 3rd Ward
Phone: 862-253-8141
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2024 Chairperson of the Finance Committee

Councilman Bergson Leneus has proudly served the 3rd ward since 2018. He was born in Newark, New Jersey and raised in East Orange. He is the second of four boys born to Haitian immigrant parents and raised in East Orange. Councilman Leneus made history as the first Haitian American elected to the East Orange City Council. Councilman Leneus obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Rutgers University - Newark.  His aim is to create the best possible legislation that will benefit the overall community.

As a legislator, Councilman Leneus is focused on research and implementing the most progressive strategies to help move the city of East Orange forward. Councilman Leneus served as a Board Member for the East Orange YMCA from 2010 through 2012. He also served as an appointed Member of the East Orange Board of Education and as its President from 2013-2017.

Councilman Leneus has served as Chairman of the Arts and Recreation, Health, and Education Committees and as a member of the Law and Legislation, Planning & Grants, and Housing, Licensing & Inspection Committees. He also served as the Council's representative on Second River.


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